Carenado PA-44 Seminole for Flight Simulator full review

There’s a new twin engine prop aircraft available in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace and it’s Carenado’s Piper PA-44 Seminole! This easy to fly trainer became popular in the 1970’s and 80’s and its now available for Flight Simulator fans to fly around as well. Let’s have a look! A bit of history The Piper…

DCS F-14A mini-review

Queue up Kenny Loggins in your cassette tape player and get ready to take a ride to the danger zone because Heatblur has taken the wrapper off the F-14A for DCS World. This is the first of a couple of A model Tomcat’s coming to DCS World and it’s time to check in on the…

The sweet spot? How Bf109G-6 Late fits into IL-2: Great Battles

Yesterday patch 4.503 was released for the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series. With it, the release of the Bf109G-6 Late. This model of Bf109 fills in a gap in the 109 series that helps cover the time that is being covered by Battle of Normandy and it represents the second aircraft to be released for…

The review of IL-2’s Hurricane Mark II

The IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series finally has a Hurricane it can call its own. This brand new Collector Plane in the series adds some variety to some previously released scenarios and adds a great deal of versatility and customization for virtual pilots flying the aircraft. Now that we have this aircraft in the series,…

Carenado M20R for Flight Simulator full review

Being first out of the gate has its advantages and right now there are just three aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace. The most recent entrant to the Marketplace is the Mooney M20R by prolific flight sim aircraft developer Carenado and this is my review. A bit of history The Mooney M20 family has…

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…

First impressions and plenty of screenshots from DCS: Syria

Ugra Media and Eagle Dynamics released the newest map for DCS World this week, a busy one to be sure in the history of this hobby, and I wanted to weigh in with my own first impressions on this new map along with plenty of screenshots. Real world hot-zone through the centuries The east coast…

Flight Simulator releases in just hours, first reviews in

Perhaps the biggest and most consequential release of a flight simulator in the better part of a decade is about to happen and depending on where you live in the world will depend on when you can start your downloads. The first reviews from the mainstream gaming press are also coming in so here’s what…

Orbx TrueEarth Washington full review

In one of my other hobbies, I work as a photographer and artist and so I know I am a very visually driven person and so when I set out on my world tour of X-Plane I quickly discovered that flying over the vast expanses of the X-Plane globe eventually caused some boredom as everything…

Early access review of the DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt

The Thunderbolt has come to DCS World and brings with it a storied aircraft type with plenty of history and an expansion of the DCS WWII theatre. This is a first look at the P-47D for DCS World. Multiple versions planned The version that is now available in DCS World is the P-47D-30 late. This…