New Flying Circus multiplayer events worth checking out!

The Flying Circus community isn’t a big one but it is a dedicated one and two separate efforts that have come up in the community in recent days are worth your attention if you want to get involved in some multiplayer action on different days and nights. Regularly scheduled If you’ve been a follower of…

First look at the Sopwith Snipe and Siemens-Schuckert D.IV

A new IL-2 series developer diary is out and this time we’re getting our first look at Sopwith Snipe and Siemens-Schuckert D.IV. These are Collector Planes intended for use with Flying Circus. Let’s have a look! Final fighters As the first World War ground to a close, new fighter designs were still being churned out…

IL-2 4.702 update adds P-51B, two new Flying Circus Vol 1 campaigns!

I thought that update 4.702, not considering the P-51B, would be a fairly small last update of the year but this one has some nice content packed into it including two new Flying Circus campaigns and a bunch of other content. Let’s have a look! Long awaited Mustang The P-51B Mustang has taken a long…

Community Q&A: SYN_Vander and the Easy Mission Generator

When it comes to IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles mission generators, Pat Wilson’s PWCG isn’t the only game in town. There’s another mission generator that fills a different niche that you should also look at. I’m talking about SYN_Vander’s Easy Mission Generator (EMG) which is intended to put together missions quickly. It has some unique features…

IL-2 Sturmovik turns twenty today!

On November 18, 2001, 1C and Ubisoft released a brand-new flight sim from a little-known development studio based in Russia. Maddox Games’ IL-2 Sturmovik introduced a series of firsts into the flight simulation market with its focus on the eastern front and, to most of us in the west, a little known attack aircraft called…

Flight Journal: WWI piloting is risky business

I get excited when, on Thursday nights, the Jasta5 Flugpark server fill with WWI flight sim enthusiasts. These classic aircraft battles are a world unto their own and that can make it extremely fun to participate. This Flight Journal episode seeks to highlight the fun in the challenge but also in defeat as things don’t…

Jason Williams addresses some longstanding IL-2 issues

In recent weeks and months there have been many comments around some key features in the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series. Some of those comments have bubbled over into some heated arguments and an update on what the team was doing about them seemed to be a necessity. That is just what we’ve got with…

Sturmovikfest 2021 thank you and recap!

The second annual Sturmovikfest has ended and I wanted to take a few moments and thank people and organizations for helping to make the second annual festival happen both on the stage and behind the scenes. Thank you all around A virtual festival like this doesn’t happen on its own. A lot of people are…

Sturmovikfest day five!

It’s day five of Sturmovikfest and we’re closing in on the finale happening this weekend. Tonight, the scheduled fly-in is on the Jasta5 Flugpark server. Every Thursday (and Sunday), Flying Circus virtual squadrons and individuals hop in on this server to engage in some fun WWI air combat action. The server has seen numbers go…