I'll leave you with one of the many videos I've watched providing some of the tips and tactics on which I'll be focusing:
April 24, 2013
I am hoping to get in some practice with the choppers this weekend. I am a little rough. I have done a fair amount of empty server flying to get comfortable with the controls, and feel that I can fly relatively well, as in I can maneuver okay and typically don't crash unless I am under pressure. What I need most is combat experience; I need to get better engaging, dodging, dropping locks, and not overcompensating when I try to maneuver. I use a joystick on PC because I find it more immersive, and also find I have had better luck making more minute adjustments than I do with the mouse. Of course, maybe I would be better with a mouse after some practice, but I am not out to be a pro, so I'll stick to the immersion. Really, I just want to improve so I can stay alive long enough to have a little fun, and provide the random gunner that jumps in with me on a public server a chance to get a couple of kills before we are knocked out of the sky.