It's WAY more dangerous and deadly than in real life. Especially in 1916, air combat didn't happen all that often and casualties were usually very light, actually almost insignificant compared to the slaughter taking place down in the trenches. I suspect that most people would complain if they had to fly ten missions in a row without any encounters with enemy aircraft, so we're seeing much more action than the real life pilots did.

You'll just have to adapt your tactics to the game. smile

Two-seaters did try to run away when they couldn't do their jobs in peace. It was better to live and try again another time than to get uselessly shot down over the front.

My flight managed to shoot down another lone Nupe early this morning. It came to harass us after our bombing mission, and we didn't like that!

This time I didn't get the kill, but my wingman did.

"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."

James McCudden, Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps