When being followed by an IR missle, drop flares and bring you're engines
as low as you feel comfortable (around 2).
Sometimes dropping chaffs when being persued by a plain can scramble their
radar, delaying their firing time.
Fly The Training Mission:
In training, no one shoots at you, and you get the opportunity to attack
a variety of targets. It's a good chance to hone your weapons skills. You
can also create a custom loadout and test the effectiveness of different
weapons in a safe environment.
Learn Your Weapons:
Different weapons have different advantages. If all you ever use are Mavericks
and Sidewinders, you'll be missing half of the fun.
SAM radar can't pick you up through hills or mountains. The lower you fly,
the closer they must be to detect you and the shorter time they have to
When making an attack on a target, select your ordnance in advance; you
may not have time when the fur is flying. Use your Avenger for those quick
shots in order to avoid having to change selected
Sometimes, Slow Is Good:
Slowing down over a target may seem like asking for trouble, but sometimes
going a bit slower may let you hit all of your targets in one pass and avoid
the need to fly back over the target, actually lowering the time you spend
in the enemy's sights.
Don't Be Ashamed To Run:
Helicopters are more maneuverable than you, but slower. Dashing away can
sometimes allow you to reposition and bring Sidewinders to bear without
getting blown out of the sky.
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