I have a friend who flies for Alaska that is also an instructor. He has offered to teach me but I have never really followed up on his offer. Maybe this summer. It cant be that hard as long as I dont have to land
One thing I really would like to do is "Fighter Pilot For a Day". They do it out of Boeing Field up here. You get to go up and dogfight another plane. Now that would be cool! Only problem is that its like $800 dollars
As for the ACM in the above renders.
Indeed you are right. Desperate pilots do desperate things. Your observation is very probable in the second render shown.
Now the Fokker in the 1st render has all the advantage as the Spad has lost all his energy in the turn. I was trying to depict the fokker doing more of a boom and zoom as I thought it would look better for the scene.
Also Tutscheck mentions in his account that he reared up and then follows the spad down, so it is likely he would have only lost sight of the Spad for a moment. In fact the spads prop stops moving at this point and he is forced down where he is captured trying to ignite the spad to keep it out of enemy hands.
Points noted, and I always welcome any and all comments.