Flying Circus Vol 1 Full Review

World War I flight simulators have traditionally not been as popular as their World War II brethren but there have been some greats with titles such as Red Baron and Red Baron 3D being long remembered for engaging sim pilots in the era of the canvas, wire and wooden flying machines of The Great War….

YouTuber’s get first look at FS2020

Multiple YouTuber’s have posted videos this morning featuring new video and comments from a recent event with Microsoft about their new Flight Sim 2020 product that is in early development. There’s new aircraft on display and a lot of talk about what the new sim is like. Let’s have a look! No lightweight The worry…

Why a simulated Mustang will never live up to the legend

The trouble with bringing a storied aircraft into a flight sim is that it has to try and live up to the reputation that it made for itself. The Mustang is such an aircraft that has built up and incredible story about it and the pilots who flew it. Its impossible not to be pulled…

First impressions of Aerobask’s E1000 for X-Plane 11

Once I got into X-Plane 11 it was only a matter of time before I got into a payware module and after considerable research and a very good experience with the free Aerobask DR401 I decided to get a high performance turboprop to continue my X-Plane 11 world tour. After a couple of flights I…

Future article series focused on new sim pilots?

I’ve had an idea that’s that I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’d like to write a series of articles that are aimed generally at new and potential flight sim pilots with the aim of helping to encourage new people in the process of getting into the hobby. At a time where I think…

VPC rudder pedals and V.F.X grip pre-order live June 21

VIRPIL’s product offensive continues with their new WarBRD and ACE rudder pedals as well as their new V.F.X going up on pre-order. We still lack a few details but today’s announcement reveal a whole bunch of new details about V.F.X including a new Z-axis lock-out option. V.F.X for Tomcat fans Although VIRPIL can’t say it…

VIRPIL WarBRD Base and Grip full review

Selecting the right joystick is a central part of the flight sim experience and today I’m very pleased to bring to you my full review of VIRPIL’s desktop oriented WarBRD Base and WarBRD Grip. This base and grip combination is one of the newest to the market and I put it through its paces to…

VIRPIL teases more of their new V.F.X. grip

In-case you missed it before, VIRPIL is working on yet another grip in their series with the new V.F.X. grip being modeled and inspired by that from the F-14 Tomcat. In a video released today, VIRPIL demonstrates how to install a grip on a WarBRD base and at the same time we get a better…

Last chance to register for FS Expo 2019!

We’re now just days away from Flight-Sim Expo 2019 in Orlando Florida and that means that registration is closing soon. Last chance to register is coming up tomorrow so those of you making last minute decisions – now’s the time! Press release and other show details Here’s the latest press release with all kinds of…

Checking out the X-Plane 11 demo!

While the content of the Stormbirds blog will always be focused on some of the combat flight sim experiences out there such as DCS World and IL-2: Great Battles Series, many of you know that I like to check out other experiences from time to time as well. With my upcoming trip to Flight Sim-Expo…