If I may drift the topic a bit I think you might find helo missions in the Blue Flag server to be really satisfying. I am not applying hyperbole here when I say that it is the most fun I have had in an ED product since the early days of Black Shark. Winning the campaign (which takes days) absolutely requires the work of helicopters. Players (the good ones at least) coordinate their efforts using real comms on discrete frequencies. Fast movers are more than happy to cover the low and slow operations and a player working AWACS is often around to keep a warning eye and focus activity to maximum benefit. It’s pretty exciting when the server is full. For the most part, enemy fixed wing do not offer much threat and you can watch in relative safety as death and destruction fill the sky above. A couple of days ago I was low and slow in a Gazelle when a Mirrage shot by at 600 knots 10 feet off the deck in full burner followed by a R-27 followed by the firing Su27; all unaware that I was just a few dozen meters away. It was…well…thrilling.
Drift over. I will happily report back when I finish Arco.