So, considering that the Su-33 is now also available in 2.1 and I can park a carrier off Normandy, I finally had to give it a try. This is the first time I had flown the Su-33 with the new flight model. In fact I think I have flown the Su-27 AFM about once.
At the risk of sounding like a jerk, but all this carrier stuff is surprisingly easy. The Su-33 almost crawls onto the deck and throttle controls altitude like a forklift. Sure, flying a nice stable approach to a 3-wire requires some effort. But you can easily land the aircraft however you like with no apparent negative impact. Still, fun stuff