View Full Version : AI landing behavior

05-23-2011, 12:22 PM
In QMB,I have noticed that wingmen will land sometimes at the completion of a missions, while at orther times, they circle around the home airfield or even crash. On the other hand, enemy AI aircraft, particularly bombers, do land at their base.
Is there any reason to this, or is it random?

05-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Have you given your wingmen any instructions when they circle instead of landing?

In my experience, the AI tend to loose track sometimes and you need to tell them it's time to come home especially if you've given them a task they cannot complete or that is not applicable.



05-23-2011, 05:33 PM
You need to order them to return to base or they will crash.

05-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Aha. I just now noticed the Navigation-Return to Base option. Thanks.

05-25-2011, 11:49 AM
Yeah, I learned early on in campaigns that when I'm not commanding and don't order them home they will fly around in circles and do stupid stuff like crash into the ground when the flight lead lands. When I'm in command I order them down as soon as we're feet clean and/or all bogeys are down. I also order them down when want to do some un-hindered murderation on bombers.