Search and rescue on the DCS SAR server

DCS World has proven itself to be flexible and capable of supporting a wide array of mission types. There’s the conventional CAP, strike, CAS and interception missions but what about something less combat oriented – enter the DCS SAR server where civilian operations involving helicopters and search and objective based search and rescue missions are…

An overview of Flight Simulator World Update II: United States

Earlier this week, Asobo Studios released World Update II for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This update was squarely aimed at improving both the scenery and photogrametry of the United States while also adding four new airports and over a dozen new points of interest. Here are some of my experiences with the new release so far….

Desert Wings – Tobruk full review

Newly arrived, based on an older sim engine, filled to the brim with content and tackling a lesser known battle of World War II. IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – TOBRUK is nothing if not filled with potential, contradiction, and all the while seeking to tell a new story on the troubled legacy of an old…

Orbx announces Microsoft Flight Simulator support

In an announcement posted to the official Orbx forums, Anna Cicognani Orbx CEO, announced the their company would be supporting the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Here are a few details and guesses at what they might be doing with the new sim. Marketplace and Orbx Direct support One of the most interesting lines right from…

The completely free Aerobask Robin DR401 for X-Plane 11

There’s a surprising amount of free content available for owners of Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11 and one that has come up more than a few times while I’ve been searching around is the Robin DR401 by Aerobask. The reviews on this aircraft were almost universally positive so I thought it was time to check it…

Find the right tutorials for your sim experience (Updated)

Flying is a complicated thing to do and we, as sim pilots, are trying to have that experience as complicated and as realistic as possible. Training is therefore essential and it doesn’t matter if you’re a 10-year veteran of flight sims or if you just bought IL-2, DCS or some other sim during one of…

DCS Ka-50, Mi-24P, WWII Asset Pack updates

Most of this weeks’ DCS World News Update is centered around two helicopters in development for the series: the Mi-24P and the Ka-50. We’ve also got some news on a big WWII Asset Pack update. The Black Shark gets a major upgrade We now know a lot more about Eagle Dynamics proposed upgrades for the…

VIRPIL MongoosT-50 Throttle Control System Full Review

If you’re a flight sim enthusiast, you probably already know that you need to invest in some hardware to have the best possible experience. A joystick base, grips rudder pedals, head tracking, throttles, and multiple other accessories are part of an ecosystem of parts that vary wildly in price, quality and capability. This review is…

On mighty wings! DCS: F-14 Tomcat first impressions

Heatblur Simulations DCS: F-14B Tomcat was released into Early Access just a few weeks ago giving the flight sim public their first hands on with this module and with an aircraft that has made impressions to whole generations of aviation enthusiasts. Building a DCS World module to stand up to that kind of scrutiny is…