Well I was able to finally get the thing off the ground, but it seems like you're flying forever with nothing going on. Then if you try to do any stunts like barrel rolls (flaps in combat position) you lose control of the thing stall and crash. Its like as soon as you go upside down the thing goes haywire and you spin radically out of control.
Then I tried flying the choppers on the Desert Combat mod for BF1942, well its a lot easier to fly those things with just the KB. But then again I've only had the JS for a couple days.
Easy to get into and fly but presents enough of a challenge to make it enjoyable. The built-in mission editor is also easy to learn and use, making it even better since you can create custom mission files giving it some real replay value. Only thing is the sim is really old now but even that isn't a negative since you don't need a powerhouse machine to fly it. If you have an old 500MHz machine with a decent videocard and RAM, it can fly it, no problem and it only gets better from there.
The biggest thing is although it's nothing like the games coming out nowadays, it scores big on one important point - It's FUN to fly.
The Jane's site (http://www.ww2fighters.org) is also loaded with mods that takes it to even greater heights and these are all free to download.
They even have the tools needed to create your own custom skins and flight models too, plus tutorials on how to do it - Also free to download.
Biggest catch to it all is finding a copy of it.
Edited by Kryton - 7/3/09 at 9:30am