Mission one of the Epsom Campaign for DCS: Spitfire IX

Flying warbirds in DCS World is an interesting experience for me as I had purposely separated the modern jets from the warbirds infavour of IL-2: Great Battles Series. Now with both WWII experiences now available to me it’s been a fun journey adapting to a sim that I know so well but with a subject…

An epic new trailer for Microsoft Flight Simulator!

X019 in London, a celebration of all things XBox (and XBox gamepass on PC) is kicking off this weekend and along with it we’ve got a brand new Microsoft Flight Simulator trailer. It’s a big one focusing a lot on the aircraft that are coming to the sim and there’s one big reveal that I…

Success and failure on IL-2’s Tactical Air War

In contrast to my recent F/A-18C flying on DCS’s Georgia-at-War server, my recent flights on the IL-2 Tactical Air War server have gone much better. Recent team-up with indie developer Jon Coughlin (check out his Roger Meatball flight sim project) on TAW netted us some great flying and one of my best dive-bomb attacks I’ve…

Flying in the persistent air war on IL-2’s Tactical Air War server

Tactical Air War is a very competitive multiplayer environment for IL-2 multiplayer and a server that has had a long history with the IL-2 series. It’s complex campaign based scenarios are ones that continue to attract attention of the very best pilots and squadrons in the community. Oh… and a few average pilots like myself…

Having fun and waiting for the future with Tank Crew

I’m a bit late to the Tank Crew game compared to the earliest of adopters but now that I have it I’ve started to explore what 1CGS has built for the title so far and I’m having a lot of fun. I also am starting to see where 1CGS wants to take the title and…

Community video round-up spring 2019

If there’s one thing that I’m constantly surprised and impressed at, it’s the sheer volume and creativity of the flight sim community in creating new and exciting gameplay and cinematic videos. They showcase great gameplay and teamwork, fun and silly moments, epic compilations and brilliant displays of creativity. Here’s a round-up of some of my…

Putting the CF-18 through it’s paces

It may not be a “CF-18” but it is so close to what the RCAF operates in modern times that I couldn’t wait to set myself up in the Hornet for a series of aerobatics that you might see at an airshow – albeit without the precision, experience, or finesse that the real guys show….

Revisiting skip bombing in IL-2

One of my favourite types of missions in IL-2 is the skip bombing attack on enemy shipping. Flying low, at high speeds, dodging a hail of flak, and skimming just meters above the surface of the water makes for tons of fun when all you risk is your virtual life. Let’s have another look at…

The IL-2 Career mission that broke my joystick’s trigger

I broke the trigger on my VKB Gladiator joystick while flying a particularly intense IL-2 career mission. I popped on to the VKB online store and ordered myself a new one so that’s not really the story, but I thought it was a funny way to tell another tale about the IL-2 Career mode. 731st…

You should review your flights, here’s why

When you’re flying in a flight sim, especially one with a lot of tension like a combat flight sim, things can go wrong. Very wrong sometimes. Your strategy can be flawed, your tactics can be ineffective, and sometimes even when you’re flying your best there are still things that just aren’t working out. The great…