The Rise of Flight blog has another update today thanks to LOFT. It looks like they're trying to do the old "Thursday updates" again, since he says the next update will be a week from today (which is also a Thursday!).
Anyhow, first there was some sad news of the passing of CSL_Kocour, who was a member of the
Russian Czech IL2 squad CSL. He died in a paragliding accident on October 17, 2008. Sincere condolences to him and his family. It sounds like he died doing what he loved - flying.
On the brighter side - or not so brighter side - today's update showcased some more of the ground scenery, which is so terribly detailed that it almost looks real. There was also a bit about the damage model of the buildings. Very cool stuff.
Oh and by the way, not sure if you've noticed, but there's a new link on the navigation bar above. It's my new forum! Check it out!
Rise of Flight blog
(thanks VikS for the above correction!)