@Hellshade: I keep forgetting to ask. How do you do the smooth zoom to get a closer look at the planes? It's one of the things I find I need; but I've had to rely on mapping the step zoom in/out to two of my HOTAS buttons.
I don't have any mods for the zoom. I'm just using Stock PE for that. Mapped it to my top buttons on the joystick and I press multiple times fast. lol