Battle of Normandy’s Spitfire XIV full review

I’ve been patiently waiting for a combat flight simulator to do a Spitfire XIV for a couple of decades. The last time I flew one was in Aces Over Europe by Dynamix in 1993. For some of you, the last time you flew an XIV may have been in European Air War by Microprose in…

Revisiting the DCS: JF-17 in 2021

Now more than a year out from release, Deka Ironwork Simulations’ JF-17 Thunder for DCS World has gained a lot of fans and seen a few tweaks since it was released. As the second in my my new series focused on revisiting DCS World modules, I wanted to make sure that I put some attention…

Aerobask Phenom 300 for X-Plane 11 full review

There are just 12 business jets in the X-Plane.org store. It’s one of the most under-serviced aspects of aviation in the X-Plane 11 sim and there are precious few options for those who want a sleek and stylish modern business jet. X-Plane developer Aerobask seems set to change that with the release of their second…

IndiaFoxTecho’s T-45C Goshawk for Flight Simulator full review

There are a growing number of modern and historical military aircraft being added to Microsoft Flight Simulator all the time. One developer, IndiaFoxTecho (together with MILVIZ), has taken a more serious approach than some of the other options on the market so far and has focused on military trainer aircraft. First they came out with…

Review of the Spitfire IX from Flying Iron Simulations for MSFS

The first of the warbirds are arriving in Microsoft Flight Simulator and Flying Iron Simulations’ Spitfire IX is the first payware warbird to be released for the sim. Being first doesn’t always mean being the best, but from outside appearances it looks like Flying Iron Simulations have put their prior warbird expertise in other simulations…

Reviewing the IL-2: Battle of Normandy Fw190A-6

Last week, a new Fw190 was released for the IL-2 Great Battles series. It’s another check on the list for aircraft in development for IL-2: Battle of Normandy. I am talking of course of the Fw190A-6. This variant of the famous Focke-Wulf fighter design fills in a gap between two other significant versions. What does…

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown full review

Aircraft packing hundreds of missiles, an almost endless supply of bad guys to shoot at, and over the top plot lines. Ace Combat is, in most ways, the antithesis of the serious modern air combat simulator that I normally write about on this blog, however, the series has also captured the imaginations of both the…

Revisiting the DCS: AV-8B in 2021

The launch of RAZBAM’s AV-8B NA Harrier II for DCS World back in October of 2017 happened much closer to the start of what has become a growing wave of third-party developers aimed at bringing high-fidelity aircraft to DCS World. The module has seen its share of up and down moments through it’s history and…

Rounding up reviews of Flight Simulator’s F-15 Eagle

Being one of the first few military jets in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the F-15 Eagle by DC Designs has stirred up plenty of interest and a fair bit of critique as well. Here’s a round up of what some of the community are reporting on the module. A round up of reviews and impressions Having…

Star Wars Squadrons 2021 review

I’ve been watching Star Wars movies and TV shows, reading books and consuming all things Star Wars since I was very young. I was hooked when the first Star Wars games came out that let me experience the fantasy of flying an X-Wing. I played X-Wing, TIE Fighter, X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, and enjoyed everything…