In real life there is no difference weather you fly with or against the wind. Or not really noticeable. When you fly 150km/h and the wind speed is just 20km/h you just have higher or lower ground speed but all turbulence and your aircraft are blown away with the same wind so it doesn't matter if you fly with or against the wind. The only difference that you have is geostationary turbulence, e.g. when flying near trees on the final approach.
And landing on a corn field is pretty rare, its not like we can't change the outcome of a flight, there is a lot of things that we can affect to land at an airfield. One of the huge benefits is that we can glide up to 40km from only 1000m high, so any height you have times 40 gives you your range. So even if you get low you might still have an airfield in range, that's why we usually don't land on a field
No, I didn't design the ASG29 (the thing that you see), that was done by someone else. I changed the flight model, so I'm responsible for the handling qualities so to say.
The aircraft in Aerofly are pretty realistic from my personal experience. Especially fighter jets are easy to fly in the real world because most of them have flight augmentation (fly by wire).
Your experience may vary:
"I have landed in 8 farmer's fields over my 18 years of soaring in and around Utah and have always been met by the farmers and their families with great enthusiasm and interest in the beautiful ship from the sky that landed in their field...But not all farmers are always sober or appreciate the lines of a sailplane...
...Have any ideas or tips with dealing with angry farmers who don't see the beauty in soaring? Also, what does the law say about our right to land on their private property? We could either land there or crash there - the glider is coming down either way. Can they legally confiscate our glider? Demand ransom or a landing fee? How do you deal with a pi..ed off farmer holding a shotgun?
Thanks for any stories or insights,
Bruno - B4"
I was lucky never to land in one but I helped several of my pals to remove their gliders from wheat, corn, etc. fields, disassemble, put it in a trailer as quick as we could. By the way I was trained in an all metal (aluminum) two-seater with a best glide ratio about 20:1. In reality most of the time less than that. That is close to what a 747 has. I guess it required a bit more planning and concern than a modern fiberglass performance glider having 40:1. Not to mention to find and utilize thermals.