MFair, you're a brave man (along with Raine) flying in Alsace. One dead engine and endless forests can easily end your career quicker than any enemy in the air. I guess all enemies even slightly damaged are also as good as confirmed kills. You've got to take the good with the bad, right?
This is the 1st time to fly this region. Ones first impression is "this is beautiful!" Your next thought is just as you mentioned. "Where am I going to land if something goes wrong!"
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from either end. BOC Member since....I can't remember!