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Im new to BF2 and flying the planes... Are there any tricks to flying the planes? How can I attack the ground? The plane doesnt seem to have any bombs. If a plane is on my tail how can I get behind him? I dont think I can flip and if I go to high it gets all shaky and stalls.... BTW I only play against PC.

Another question.. If Im commander can I command them to bring me the plane?... cause I hate waiting for it....

One more.. what is UAV?
    
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A UAV is an unmanned aerial vehicle , It alerts you to enemy positions in its vicinity. Sadly you can ask for a plane to spawn faster or be brought to you , they spawn according to a spawn time set in the server.

edit/ This bf2s aviator guide is pretty good , but nothing beats lots and lots of practice on a busy server.
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Hmm seems alright. What maps have a couple different plans.....
    
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Gulf of Oman and Kubra Dam are my favorite for flying .
Kubra Dam has both fighters and bombers.
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I'd first try flying in an empty server that way you don't piss anyone off when taking a jet and crashing right away. Once you get up in the air and get the hang of flying try bombing something. That'll take up plenty of time by itself, it's all timing & speed. Pick a map like Dalian Plant and try some advanced maneuvers between buildings & cliffs without crashing. I could go on & on but practice is seriously the best way to get good.
    
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I\\'d first try flying in an empty server that way you don\\'t piss anyone off when taking a jet and crashing right away. Once you get up in the air and get the hang of flying try bombing something. That\\'ll take up plenty of time by itself, it\\'s all timing & speed. Pick a map like Dalian Plant and try some advanced maneuvers between buildings & cliffs without crashing. I could go on & on but practice is seriously the best way to get good.
Well I only play with bots anyway so it doesnt matter. Ill try the plant.
    
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Can you actually be proficient at flying with just the mouse and keyboard? Because I have tried and tried (on SP, not MP, I don't wanna be "that guy") and I am, like, instant death to all aerial equipment.

And I'm not retarded. Well, at least I don't think I am. I mean, I made it through medical school for god's sake, you'd think I could figure out how to play a danm video game.
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Go to a empty map, and start flying. First don't worry about anything else but flying, make sure you can at least fly. Then start bombing, then gunning, then eventually dog fighting. Experiment with stuff, I can't fly with joystick for shat, but with a mouse and a keyboard I can cause some serious damage.
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Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
Can you actually be proficient at flying with just the mouse and keyboard? Because I have tried and tried (on SP, not MP, I don't wanna be "that guy") and I am, like, instant death to all aerial equipment.

And I'm not retarded. Well, at least I don't think I am. I mean, I made it through medical school for god's sake, you'd think I could figure out how to play a danm video game.
Yeah many people fly with a keyboard and a mouse It's easy once you really get it.

I am good at everything but dodging / tracking other planes.

Basically, just practice..

PS How do you get bots? [This is to above post]..

I'm trying to start a local server with bots but I can't do it so practicing is harder..
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Hint: Set your mouse sentiavity (sp?) really high
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