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After youve learned the basics of how to fly, you can put your skills to the test in the city. Find some players that are driving and start chasing them through the city. You will crash your helicopter, hit a lot of buildings and other structures but over time your flying will get smoother. For the city I recommend using 'high' controller sensitivity and instead of just flying straight, make sharp turns while avoiding buildings. This will give you better judgement of your helicopters handling. Just be sure to frequently pick up health packs or you will lose your chopper blades and the ground folk will come charging.
To work on your aim, you have to find a straight or curving line, follow it with your bullets and avoid crashing. At first you will just follow it straight and maybe crash into the ground a few times but eventually you can start shooting it and following it while doing circles. If your losing control while doing this, dont try too hard. Level out and try again. The best way to do this is on the outskirts of the airport where you will see a dirt bike trail.
Hang out by the end of the runway until you see a LOW flying plane coming. Start chasing it and shooting and just experimenting with it. This will help you a whole lot with your helicopters speed and handling awareness. It will help you with your helicopter acceleration press and release as well because you will be maneuvering at high speeds while chasing a plane but at the same time making sure you dont crash into it. As you get better you can start going after planes that are flying really high.
Find a target, usually works best on a tall building with a pole or chimeny on tope of it which can be used as you target, gain some height in your helicopter and go straight at it, trying to hit it with as many bullets as you can. Once you get close to reaching your target, you can keep shooting it and go over it, gain some distance and height and turn around or you can start turning as you start hitting it so once you reach it, you start circling it in your helicopter. The best way to this is to pin point a small object on the top of a tower or structure and use that as your target.
Go to the end of the airport where there is a tall tower that pilots often use to polish their chopper skills on. This tower has 2 ledges, you can use either but I recommend the one facing the water. Go above the water and face the tower, lowering your choppers level about 2 feet below the ledge. Move in slowly as if your going to run into it and when you start getting close, start tilting your helicopter to look up so when you get to the tower, you see the bottom of the ledge. Now start shooting the bottom of the ledge as you fall backwards and then quickly recover your helicopter. Remember, your very close to the ground so you will only have a few seconds to recover or your helicopters tail will hit the ground, possibly causing it to break off. Repeat this exercise and it will perfect your drop shot.
Use the same tower as you did for the drop shot exercise. Use the rushing technique to get in fast and turn your helicopter so you dont go over it. First try to perfect rushing in and turning your helicopter on time before you try to work on your sidewind shooting. It takes practice but it works. So now youve rushed in and started to turn your chopper so your still facing the tower but now the back of your helicopter is facing the direction that you were initially facing. Because of this your helicopter will have a lot of momentum behind it assissting it do a sidewind. You can start shooting the top of the tower as if your using the bullets to push off of it. This will take a lot of practice but once you perfect it you will be almost untouchable in a dogfight.