You are NOT alone! There are lots of us who miss period correct two-seaters, and the chance to fly them. It looks like this will improve with some patience though. Meanwhile, I'm surprised to hear that you don't fly that much considering this campaign is your 'spawn'. Can't speak for others, but you must know that without it I wouldn't be enjoying RoF by half as much.
If you don't mind me fiddling, I'm slowly bumping up the number of flights for both sides (and decreased chance for direct opposition to 80% at lowest experiment), so far with little to no perceived impact on performance. Have had one uneventful mission though, and another long patrol where I had finally given up on making contact and so dropped down to bag a balloon and strafe some trenches, only to notice several hostile specks show up as I flamed the gas bag. Being in character and at low altitude, I got the heck out of there...
One question if I may, I see no identifiable variable in the ini file that affects the size of flights themselves. How/where is this accomplished and can it be tweaked?
4x2.66 GHz Xeons, XFX 4870 1 GB, 11 GB DDR2 RAM, Win7 Pro x64, 120 GB OCZ Vertex2 (MLC, Sandforce)
26" VIZIO 1920x1200, Logitech FF 3D Pro, CH pedals, Track IR4