Flight Simulator Update 6 is here

Microsoft released Update 6 for Flight Simulator yesterday with some good fixes to the sim and some unfortunate timing as Microsoft’s infrastructure struggled with the demand placed on it by the launch of XBox Series X. Here’s what you need to know about the latest update. Slow downloads Many users reported logging in to Microsoft…

Microsoft Flight Simulator full review

In the annals of simulation history, few titles command a legacy and presence that Microsoft’s long running Flight Simulator series has enjoyed. The original released in 1982 and that was followed by a long line of simulators that pushed the abilities of each successful PC generation. Now, after a long hiatus between 2006 when Flight…

SRS for IL-2 adds immersion, teamplay possibilities

SimpleRadio Standalone, it’s become a staple of DCS World multiplayer and for the last several weeks its been available to the IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer community. Although many are now using it, others have yet to check it out. What is SRS? How can it be used? How do you set it up? How are…

Flight Journal: Into the eye of the storm

Following-up last night’s flight, I once again headed out in Microsoft Flight Simulator to see what the sim and its weather system was able to do showing what now appears to be a catastrophic category 4 storm. And I wasn’t alone either… Storm chasing Fed by real world data, it’s been interesting to see what…

Partnership series video looks at VATSIM for MSFS

The latest Partnership Series video for Microsoft Flight Simulator covers VATSIM – a worldwide network of virtual air traffic controllers that can aid greatly in adding immersion to your sim experience in X-Plane, P3D and the new Flight Simulator. Let’s have a quick look! VATSIM on day one The latest developer update included a link…

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…