Although the video AAR is flashy, I get more out of reading the text. My main goal when reading an AAR is to learn something that I didn't know before: a different way to approach the target, attack runs, manoeuvres, whatever. Video AAR's make that problematic - unless you want (or can) spend a ton of time in the editing room cutting in external shots with graphic overlays. And with the track replay issues I have been hearing of (just getting back into the sim thing) that's going to double the work.
I do see part of the problem though: I think that video AAR's might be able to draw in new players - and that's something that is more important for the survival of the 'hardcore' flight sim hobby. So, with reluctant fingers I am going to click on the video AAR choice - knowing that I can still discuss the flight stuff with the experts here :-)
One caveat: it's more important that we have some AARs rather than none, so whichever is less work, in the end, may translate into more AARs over the long haul.
One request: if you do go the AAR route, I would appreciate a quick article on how you pull them together after the first couple. Might help some of us community members out who might like to do the same.
Edited by Fridge (02/27/12 08:46 AM)
Things which do you no good in aviation:
1) Altitude above you;
2) Runway behind you;
3) Fuel in the truck;
4) The airspeed you don't have.