Update 2.002 introduces ranks, VR

After a period of silence from the devs, we now have IL-2 Update 2.002 available. Just like that! Some key features As always, 1CGS has dropped a ton of fixes, updates and additions in this moderately substantial update. I want to focus on just a few of the key updates: Player ranks added to campaigns….

Airco D.H.2 multiplayer madness

Rise of Flight forum user HotleadColdfeet posted a thread recently talking about some of his fun flying as a team in online servers with the Airco DH.2. The DH.2 is largely regarded as one of the lowest performing aircraft in Rise of Flight. The RFC fighter has a low horsepower pusher propeller and a single…

Rise of Flight Summer Sale is on

777 Studios has announced the Rise of Flight Summer Sale! The sale started June 23rd, 2016 and will go until July 4th, 2016. Aircraft are 66% OFF their regular prices which means you can buy a few aircraft at a substantial discount. I’m already looking to buy a few more for my collection. Rise of…

All is quiet once again

The last week has been punctuated by a lot of activity in the technology and entertainment world. E3, EA Play and for Apple fans, World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) were all notable. In the PC flight sim arena… quiet. For 1CGS and IL-2, we’ve heard very little from the developers or the moderators. On the…

New Battlefield 1 Air Gameplay

This week is a busy one for the gaming world at large with E3 and EA Play both taking place this week. At EA Play we got to see copious amounts of Battlefield 1 footage from a 64 player match being played by real players. The one that stands out to me, naturally, is the…

War Thunder 1.59 ‘Flaming Arrows’ update out

If you’re a War Thunder player then you are probably getting set up on version 1.59 or the ‘Flaming Arrows’ update which includes a bunch of new stuff into the game. Seeing as this is a flight related blog, I’m going to focus on the aircraft only. What’s new? Wyvern S.4 – Britan’s first turboprop…

Flying the unfriendly skies of War Thunder

I’ll admit it. I play War Thunder! I’ve been playing for about a year and a half or maybe two years now and I approach this game from a totally different angle than I do IL-2, Rise of Flight or DCS. Despite what some may say about War Thunder, it’s simulator aspects are fairly light….

It started off as a great mission… and then…

I started my first campaign mission in Rise of Flight picking an earlier battle and ending up with a Royal Flying Corps squadron equipped mostly with the Nieuport 17.C1 GBR. The mission started well with an easy takeoff as a formation of three headed to rendezvous with some F.E.2b’s on a bombing mission. It took…