Originally Posted By: MFair
Quick question as I am on my 4th pilot. Everyone's advice is to fly "higher than ordered" or some variation on the same theme.

I don't fly higher than my flight. Nobody would do that in real life, and if they did they would be severely reprimanded. A junior pilot was expected to keep his place in formation, so that's what I try to do in the game. (If I wanted to fly in some unrealistic way just to improve may chances I would simply leave my flight completely and fly to Paris every mission; a great way to survive but how lame would that be?)

Fortunately, I don't find flying in the proper formation to be any kind of 'death sentence', and in fact I think my odds of survival are better sticking close to my squad-mates. So far so good.