I am not really a big airsim fan, but IL-2 blew me away. It can fill both the fly and shoot stuff niche and the ultra-realistic niche. You can turn of stalls, skip take-off and landing, and tons of other settings in it. Pacific Fighters is susposed to have the same scalability. If you didn't like IL-2 avoiding this would probably be a good idea. I plan on picking this up myself when I get a chance. There are worse ways I can spend my money.