Creator Highlight: Requiem's Air Combat Tutorial Library
Updated: Sep 22
If there's a single resource that has proven to be a very knowledgeable source for learning everything IL-2 Great Battles related, it would have to be Requiem's channel.
In our second entry of our Creator Highlight series, we wanted to give the spotlight to Requiem's Air Combat Tutorial Library. He is an online creator and airline pilot IRL who has one of the largest and most interesting libraries of educational flight simulation videos out there. Be it the basics of aircraft operation such as taxiing, landing or engine management or much more complex topics such as energy management or combat maneuvering, Requiem has always had something to fill me in about a certain flight simulator subject.
Some highlights I'd like to make are his videos on air combat maneuvering (ACM). It is one of his longest running series which has taken different types of focus to better tackle different scenarios. In my honest opinion, one that still holds up when it comes to quality and usability as most of the things you can learn here can be applied to any flight sim, regardless of its complexity. Here is one of my personal favorites from that playlist, simply due to the fact that he takes a disadvantaged aircraft and uses it to surpass his adversary while explaining everything for us to learn:
He has been at this for a long while too, with his earliest videos dating back to almost 6 years ago. Additionally, while he has been primarily focused on creating content around the IL-2 Great Battles series, he has started tackling DCS World as of late with his F-5E series of videos. If his DCS videos are as detailed as any other content he has made, there is nothing but awesome videos coming our way.
His production quality is also impressively high, with detailed graphic explanations of topics that need them coupled with very good utilization of tools such as Tacview to illustrate. But to me, what makes his channel unique is his approach towards newcomers. From what I have seen during my years of watching his content, he is always very open to feedback and helps people that post questions in the comment section of his videos. This is something that I do not see that often anymore.
Nowhere is this more noticeable than with Learn to Fly series on specific aircraft of the IL-2 Great Battles series. They are short but highly detailed, including everything you need to get up to speed with each aircraft. I have personally used them several times to refresh my knowledge on Boddenplatte's aircraft. Here is an example of this series that I'd recommend:
To conclude: I couldn't recommend Requiem's channel more. I strongly suggest you give him some love on his channel or his Patreon, if you feel like supporting his creative efforts. We need more creators like him in the flight simulator scene.
About the writer:
Santiago "Cubeboy" Cuberos
Longtime aviation fanatic with particular preference towards military aviation and its history. Said interests date back to the early 2000's leading into his livelong dive into civil and combat flight simulators. He has been involved in a few communities but only started being active around the mid 2010's. Joined as a Spanish to English translator in 2017, he has been active as a writer and content manager ever since. Twitter | Discord: Cubeboy #9034