posted 02-07-2000 11:36 AM
Why no mirrors on the aircraft in USAF? Most (if not all) of the real aircraft have them. I hate the rear view in USAF because,I like to try to remain “true” to flying a real aircraft. I stay “in the cockpit”, no pad locks, and only use the different “views” allowed. This is very frustrating because the rear view is obstructed by the ejection seat. A pilot in a real aircraft can move his head to look around the seat but this is not possible in USAF. Without a good rear view or mirrors, I sometimes have to go “outside” to see what’s behind me. I mostly use the aircraft to threat view and this takes a little of the Emerson factor, and fun, away. Is there another way I can see what’s behind me without going outside?