Community Q&A: Flying Circus based e-Sports? A chat with the Flight Club organizers!

Back in February a group of IL-2 Great Battles Series fans and community organizers came together to announce a new project called Flight Club! The goal is to provide a highly organized duelling league with score based matchmaking utilizing the series World War I aircraft for close and personal dogfights. I put some questions to…

Flying Circus Vol 2 released, Vol 3 announced, plus Spit XIV and more

Big day for the IL-2: Great Battles Series as the World War I based Flying Circus Vol 2 reaches officially released status, Flying Circus Vol 3 and beyond get a confirmation, and the latest update also brings us the Spitfire XIVe with bubble canopy. Oh and Wings over Caen Typhoon campaign for Battle of Normandy…

Flying Circus Vol 2, XIV bubble canopy, and Li-2 announcement

We’ve got a new developer diary, the first in several weeks, from the team over at 1C Game Studios and this one is packed with some details on near term releases. We have the official release of Flying Circus Vol 2 coming up, the release of the Spitfire XIV bubble canopy version, an announcement of…

IL-2 devs talk Flying Circus career mode, Vol 3

Developer updates from the 1CGS team haven’t been as frequent as of late but this one helps fill in some details on Flying Circus with some big updates and news on Career mode as well as a bit of talk about a potential volume 3. Career mode beta test begins The big headline here is…

Flying Circus based ‘Flight Club’ ranked e-Sports series starts up

If you’ve got a bit of a competitive streak going and you love World War I kites, the recently announced ‘Flight Club’ might be just the thing you’re looking for. e-Sports for Flying Circus Organized by the Flying Circus multiplayer community, group organizers have made an announcement earlier in the week that their group would…

Flying Circus’ Sopwith Snipe full review

Added to the IL-2 series back in December of 2022, the Sopwith Snipe arrives to the Flying Circus side of the series as the first completely new aircraft to join the series since its inception. Prior aircraft releases have also been based on rejuvenated versions from Rise of Flight – the Snipe is all new!…

IL-2 update 5.004 brings Sopwith Snipe, West Front map improvements

Western Front map improvements and the release of the Sopwith Snipe Collector Plane for IL-2 Great Battles are the headlining features of update 5.004. A nice early Christmas present for those waiting on both of those items along with dozens of other updates including new built in missions for the StuG III and Churchill Mark…

A look around Flying Circus’ Western Front 1918 map

Released in late November with Update 5.003 for the IL-2 Great Battles Series, the Western Front 1918 map is one more step towards recreating the original content of Rise of Flight in the upgraded Great Battles simulation engine. I thought it’d be fun to have a look at the map and see what it offers!…

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…