Mastery of tail draggers!

Recommended reading for Spitfire pilots!! Part 1 If I may make a little contribution here… Hopefully some of you who are finding the Spit, Dora, 109 or P-51 a bit of a handful during take-off and landing, may find it useful! What do I know about it? Well, I have spent a significant proportion of my professional flying career teaching both experienced and novice pilots how to fly and handle tail-dragging aircraft. This amounts to several thousand hours of tailwheel training alone, though who’s counting! These aircraft include among them modern high performance aerobatic aircraft and a variety of more vintage types from DH Tiger Moths, to Harvards. I can’t recall off the top of my head exactly how many students I’ve worked with over the years, but it’s...

457 Spitfires – training action……….

457 Spitfires – training action……….

DCS Spitfire taxi, take off and landing video!

DCS: SPITFIRE!

DCS: SPITFIRE!

Official Screenshots The British Spitfire is one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of World War II. Most famous for its role in the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire served as Britain’s primary fighter during the entirety of the war. The Spitfire combines graceful lines, eye-watering dogfight performance, and heavy firepower in its later variants. For DCS World, we are happy to bring you the most accurate and realistic simulation of the Spitfire LF Mk IX ever created. The Spitfire Mk IX was originally developed as a stopgap measure as a response to the appearance of the Focke-Wulf FW 190A. The Spitfire IX is powered by the Merlin 66. This engine produces its best performance at slightly lower altitudes than the older Merlin 61. Spitfires equipped...

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas

Just a few passing pics to show what the Nevada map is looking like these days. Here I am going downtown near dusk……….The city looks pretty amazing compared to the old map and gives me hope the Normandy map will be quite special. Pretty constant high 60s for frames....

Intercept near Krymsk

Intercept near Krymsk

After a successful recon flight over two enemy airfields the squadron was tasked to work with an AWACs to perform intercepts against enemy CAS flights. Results were two kills for SQDLDR Squog and unfortunately SQDLDR Stonehouse took damage to a number of systems resulting in a total hydraulics failure and loss of control. He bailed out successfully and got down without injury. Note that SQDLDR Squog should contact the paint shop to finish the squadron skins so he doesn’t have to pinch Capt Todd Pearson’s aircraft...