Aerobask DA50 RG full review for X-Plane 11

Whenever Aerobask makes a new aircraft for X-Plane, I pay attention. They have made some excellent aircraft over the last few years offering a mix of features, capabilities, while offering beautiful visuals and great sounds. They often hit a sweet spot between price, performance and simulation level. They give us not quite study level options…

Full Review of the VKB Gladiator NXT

Every day in the flight sim community the question “What joystick should I buy?” gets asked by a myriad of both seasoned and new sim fans in search of new hardware. Over the last two years we’ve seen an explosion of new people coming to the sim world or returning after a long absence and…

Having a look at PAWD Seward airport for MSFS

Sometimes having custom airport scenery can really help to make the experience. In both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight simulator, custom scenery can elevate the an airport experiences to new levels making it fun to visit and take in the character of the airport. The newest airport in Orbx’s scenery store for Microsoft Flight Simulator is…

Orbx TrueEarth Balearic Islands review

Following up from my Orbx TrueEarth Canary Islands review, I wanted to do a review of the Balearic Islands for X-Plane 11. These three islands in the Mediterranean have lots of details and make for a great destination. So, let’s have a look! Orbx TrueEarth in 2022 If you missed my review of the Canary…

Orbx TrueEarth Canary Islands review

Orbx’s TrueEarth Canary Islands for X-Plane 11 has been out for a while but it has not received the kind of buzz that earlier TrueEarth releases have. I set out to check out this scenery pack for myself by flying a series of flights from island to island checking out the scenery along the way….

A review of the Sd.Kfz. 10/5 Flak 38 and GAZ-MM 72-K

I’m doing something a little different with this review. This is a combined review of the GAZ-MM 72-K and Sd.Kfz. 10/5 Flak 38 as the two Collector Vehicles on sale for IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles Series are very similar in their overall experience and what I have to say about one mostly applies to the…

Aerobask Lancair Legacy RG full review

Regular readers surely know that one of my favourite X-Plane developers is Aerobask. They have created a variety of aircraft from the excellent freeware DR401 to the superb Phenom 300. Last year they released an interesting little experimental aircraft, the Lancair Legacy RG, that I picked up a few weeks ago. Now, after spending some…

IL-2 Great Battles new clouds aren’t just a visual update

This year has been the year of the cloud in flight simulation. To be more accurate, it started back in 2019 when Microsoft Flight Simulator was first revealed and their new ray marched clouds blew us all away with their impressive visuals. Since then, we’ve seen everyone else aim to keep up with plugins for…

DCS: Mosquito first impression review

I’ve spent a few hours with the DCS: Mosquito now doing the tutorials, flying the aircraft, and doing what the Mossie does best – swooping down low and attacking Axis ships, vehicles, and trains while looking the part the whole time! These are my first impressions of the DCS: Mosquito. The ‘Wooden Wonder’ De Haviland’s…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s SPAD VII (150hp)

The 150 horsepower version of the SPAD VII is now out thanks to update 4.603 and it comes packing with some nice features as well as filling an interesting gap in the aircraft list for Flying Circus. Let’s have a look at this new aircraft, how it handles, what its strengths and weaknesses are, and…