This is an historic day. I have been flying some form of Falcon 4.0 for well over a decade now and this is the first time i have ever been promoted. The truth is i have never paid much attention to the logbook and the point system. I usually delete that every time i re-install etc..
Well I know it’s obvious but I decided to change the look of the site. I wasn’t sure if it really needed it so I left it for a few days to see if I would change my mind. I like it as it’s a lot cleaner and more simplified. So I’m going to keep it like this. Not important just a bit of cosmetics.
I get the dreaded “tanker entering turn” message just before i make contact when attempting air to air refuelling in 4.32 BMS. I don’t think i could have timed it any better. Or not as the case may be. If anyone who is reading this has ever set Falcon 4.0 BMS on full realistic settings and had a go a Air to Air Refuelling BMS 4.32 then they will know how hard it is to do this. I know some people may find air to air refuelling stuff easy but you don’t count.
This has to be the best Combat Flight Simulator that has ever been created for the home PC. At least i think so anyway. I have been flying this sim for well over 12 years now on and off. Through its many guises it never fails to bring a smile to my face when your able to execute a well made plan or simply firing a sidewinder in a tight dogfight and getting that hit. I have recently mastered Air to Air Refuelling Mastered is probably the wrong word but i am confident enough to do it that i do add it into missions i design because it enhances them.
I have put off trying to learn it after some very frustrating attempts over the years but once it is cracked it really adds to the already great immersion of the sim. The graphics are of course dated but they certainly don’t take away from the experience of flying a modern fast jet. I am sure i will still be flying this in years to come and i say that with a positive mind set. It maybe a reflection of what’s on offer out there but i feel confident that with the work DCS are doing and others in the pipeline our genre for hardcore sims will make a great comeback if it isn’t already doing so.