As I live in the UK we didn’t get BF3 for a few days after the US and therefore we started with a restriction, they had been flying for a few days dog fighting between them selves and so they had unlocked IR Flares and Heat Seeking rockets. These together give you the biggest advantage you need when flying in BF3 remember if you don’t keep trying to fly you will never get better.
There are hundreds of guides on YouTube and various forums.
Well with there advantage I decided to fight fire with fire and unlocked the ground to air rocket to try and shoot them down. This is where the frustration begins as IR Flares are unlimited the ground to air rockets are utterly useless. In one game a single plane flew in circles and I shot 6 rockets at it not one hit. I asked a sniper to get his soflam out to help but no one seems to use them they expect it to be like BC2 which it’s not although if used in the correct way is great for your team.
Then it all happened at once, I jumped into an Operation Firestorm conquest and managed to spawn in a plane and had the best fly of my life unlocking the IR Flares and Heat Seeking Rockets making the Jet a top vehicle.
I haven’t had a chance to get into a Jet and give it a good thrashing but will be on over the next few days and hope to get my Jet on.