*TIPS TO THINK ABOUT* Situational awareness will win against any odds, because if you survive, and take home some damage to them or maybe some kills....you've won a personal victory. You come home with all your wingmen that went with you, you helped earn a victory for the whole team.
*TIPS TO THINK ABOUT*
Sometimes flight times can be long and boring. All the more reason not to waste it flying stupid. Make a half hour mission into a 1 hour mission. Not a 30 minute flight to target and 1 minute fight time.