Jasta5 throws final Rise of Flight “Bloody April” campaign

Rise of Flight and Flying Circus based virtual squadron Jasta_5 has for the last 9 years held a virtual campaign based around the events of “Bloody April” and the 1917 offensive near Arras. This year they are hosting their last Rise of Flight based event while the group slowly transitions over to Flying Circus. Last…

IL-2 Christmas/New Year’s Sale Extended

Announced in a post today, the IL-2 Christmas/New Year’s Sale has been extended until January 9th – only on the IL-2 website store. Sale recap Here’s the breakdown of what’s on sale: 66% OFF Battle of Stalingrad (website). Please note that having at least the base game (Stalingrad) on Steam means you can launch it from the…

Flying Circus Vol 1 Giveaway Event

The IL-2 and Rise of Flight communities are great at putting together giveaway opportunities for players who want to get into one of these titles but may find it difficult to sometimes afford the very latest. Enter the latest giveaway event, or rather a contest, featuring Rise of Flight multiplayer and an opportunity to win…

The IL-2 series buyers guide: 2018 edition

A lot has changed since the last time I did an IL-2 series buyers guide and I thought that it was time to update with the latest information and my latest recommendations. Have my suggestions changed since the last time I wrote about buying into the IL-2 series? Read on! Getting started Since 2001, PC…

First impressions of early access Flying Circus

I started writing this as a first impression on the SPAD XII and Fokker Dr.I but it ended up being a first impression of the early access release of Flying Circus Vol 1 and so that is what I’m writing to you today. My first hours with Flying Circus have been a largely positive experience…

Visit to the Great War Flying Museum

I recently had the opportunity to pay a visit to an aviation museum that I have never been to before and it was such a positive experience that I wanted to share on the blog. I’ve tagged this as an off topic post but I hope this will be of some interest to fans of…

Flying Circus discounts for some long time Rise of Flight fans

For a limited time, 1CGS is offering a small discount to long time fans of Rise of Flight with a variety of discounts depending on how invested you were in the original series. This is a thank you to the Rise of Flight community and something that long time fans of the series have been…

Rise of Flight: A sim ahead of its time

I missed out on the heydays of Rise of Flight. I bought in within the last year and when I did I realized just how much I was missing out on. The earlier World War I aircraft weren’t originally a draw for me but they have become more interesting to me over time and now…

IL-2 and Rise of Flight Sale

It’s the Lunar New Year tomorrow and that’s an occasion for another IL-2 and Rise of Flight sale. The sale starts today and goes until February 19th. I have all of the details right here. Sales on nearly everything IL-2 related Let’s break this sale down into a few different parts. First, two IL-2: Great…

JG1 and 103d Aero Thursday night Rise of Flight battles

Rise of Flight virtual squadrons JG1 and 103d Aero are battling it out every Thursday night at 9:00 PM Eastern and they are looking for more players to join in on the multiplayer action. Feel like joining in for some Rise of Flight fun? Something for everyone Battles are taking place on Wargrounds and Cuban-Syndicate…