Deadstick devs detail development direction

Deadstick, the bushpilot flight simulator, hasn’t had very many updates for a while but now we’ve had two in rapid succession and they have detailed the direction they are going with their development in some very exciting and interesting ways. Let’s have a look at what their latest developer diary is talking about and the…

FSExpo announces 2020 speakers and schedule!

There is a lot of things to see and do at FSExpo and this year is aimed at one-upping their efforts from the past two years with an extensive speaker schedule including some notable highlights. Here’s what we know thanks to today’s speaker schedule release! Developer seminars, getting started, and Captains’ Corner to name a…

RIP fictional RAF No. 3 Squadron Leader Francis Hall

I’ve been playing a bit more IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Career mode recently and my very first career pilot for the title was a pilot I created was Francis Hall, Squadron Leader of No. 3 RAF Squadron flying Tempests out of Volkel. Unfortunately, on a sortie I flew this morning, there was a catastrophic crash…

Community Q&A with Red Flight and the Combat Box server

Combat Box by Red Flight is an IL-2 multiplayer server that has, in recent months, been consistently at the top of the list for player counts. This 80 player multiplayer server hosts some of the most frequented multiplayer air battles of the IL-2 series in 2020 with a focus on western front aircraft and the…

A new Flight School campaign for IL-2

If a lack of training missions was hindering your enjoyment for the IL-2: Great Battles Series, there may now be an answer to that particular problem. A new campaign series promises to walk players through the basics and get them started with flying in IL-2. Here are the details! Bf109 first, more types to come…

Game files suggest fuel tanks coming to IL-2 soon

A feature that has been long requested for the IL-2 series has been the ability to fly with drop tanks – expendable fuel tanks that expand the range of your aircraft and can then be tossed away when no longer needed or when entering into combat. Now, we have information that they may be coming…

First video round-up of 2020

I always like to highlight the work of others be it fantastic flying videos, tutorials, or cinematic masterpieces. It’s been a while since the last round-up and that means that it’s time again to feature some great videos from around the flight sim community. Let’s have a look! Captivating cinematics Clutch’s ‘Flanker and Chill’ video…

How we might see more bomber type aircraft for IL-2: Great Battles

With over 50 aircraft now available in the IL-2: Great Battles Series spread out across multiple types and some sub variants, the series has gained quite a bit of variety and depth in the types of aircraft that are being represented from the World War II era. Still, there’s a couple of types that are…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Full Review

In November of 2017, 1C Game Studios announced that their next title in the IL-2: Great Battles Series would be IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. This western front themed expansion to the IL-2 series is the first of this third generation of the series to move away from the eastern front and instead tackle the late…