If you are based in England and NOT in a Home Defence, then the squadron is forming up and getting ready etc. Use the T+ in bottom right of campaign screen to advance to a time they are in France and active.
If you are in a H.D. squadron (and usually nearer to the SE coast) then a new button appears like ">>!" this can advance to next historical event. Historical even is such as the famous Gotha / Zep Raids etc
T+ advances a mission. day , week, month.
If early in the war, in any nation's squadron career check the squadron's status, it may say 'forming up' or other operational status. Advance time if you want to get to the action. Look for Status: Operational: Fighter Squadron top left in campaign screen. Or "Operational: Home Defence" or similar etc
OR when creating a pilot, choose "Manual Squad Deployment" to create a pilot in a squadron manually and here you can see where they are based and their status, and you can also advance time, day month or year until you see them in action - then join it there.
So when "Status" says "Operational" usually you will be in the action.
(See WOFF BH&H II FAQ on our support page which goes over creating a pilot in Section 4 and 30 for more info - I just added all this to the FAQ too section 67).
Also note very early in the war you will have more solo flights - and a button may appear to allow solo flights prior to 1916.
Also check what the mission actually says. If it's a free flight and says something like test your rigging, or hone your flying skills you are not active...
Last edited by Polovski; 04/22/21 12:37 PM.