by Richard Sheffield
In the heat of battle, everything seems to happen at once. An extra pair of eyes and hands can be a big help. Many players have commented they consistently score higher when they play with another experienced player at the keyboard. The following is one way to divide the responsibilities.
Fly the aircraft.
Set the course.
Fire the weapons.
Give the orders.
Change the radar display scale.
Activate the ECM and decoys.
Activate and select weapons.
Keep an eye on the altitude during bomb runs and dogfights.
Check all systems for damage after an enemy hit.
ID and switch targets.
Change map displays.
Since the copilot isn't involved with flying the plane, he or she can be given more duties to keep occupied.