This flight combat sim feels like you are really flying the real thing all the weapons are realistic too, i would advise before you start the combat missions do the training first as you need to know how the inside of the planes work.
Even tho this flight sim game is high tech you will soon be able to take off and land in a very sort time, the hardest thing you will have to get your head around is how to use the radar in the F-15c and the A10 weapons a long with other jets like the Su27, Mig29 and Su33. I would adivse to take your time and jot down some notes on paper because there is a lot to learn in the training missions and you will not remember everything.
If i had to give a rating to this fight sim i'd only give it 8 out of 10 simply because the planes you can fly are limited and around 5 planes (2 USA and 3 Russain)which is ok...!! but on the other hand i do think that might be enough due to the training missions are so intense so 5 plane is enough to get on with, there are British planes like the GR3 Torandos and other USA planes like the F-18A/C Hornet but and a big but at that you can't fly these planes, however you can build your own battle plans you just sit back and watch you can't play these battle plans (bummer).
But over all the graphics are awesome the sounds graphics could be a little better, cockpit game play realistic, so if you have just come in to playing flight combat sims give Lock on modern air combat a go your enjoy it.