Full review of the DCS: Syria map

Until recently, new DCS World maps were few and far between. We had the default Caucasus map and the Nevada map and that was about it. Things have changed and we have a wider variety of maps now available than we’ve ever had before. DCS: Syria is among the latest to be declared a finished…

A full review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Fokker D.VIII

Flying Circus Vol 2’s aircraft set is slowly starting to grow and the second addition to the line-up is the last Fokker fighter of WWI – the D.VIII. This unique looking plane for the period has some really interesting attributes and adds some variety to the skies over the western front. This is my full…

Top Rudder 103 Solo review for Flight Simulator

Asobo Studios have released the first post launch aircraft into the Microsoft Flight Simulator marketplace and they have done it with a new aircraft type for the sim – an ultralight. The Top Rudder 103 Solo is a tiny aircraft with a small engine, an exposed airframe, and almost nothing separating your virtual pilot from…

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…