When was the update? I was on last night (about 14 hours ago) with out issues. Are you flying with the stick in arcade mode? Mouse-aim is way to "OP" against other controller types in "arcade" imo; I stick to "mouse-aim" when I want to point-whore arcade and my stick in historical/realistic. So far I am a level 11/12 overall ( I think, something around there anyway), level 10 American, 6 German, 7 Russian, 1 England, 0 Japan (!). Americans are great strafe run fighters; do not try to out turn or loop anyone... you will lose. Bombs and speed make for great ground target attacks with easy egress. A couple have cannons... most have 4-8 machine guns. The Catalina is a point whore; strap 4 1000 lb bombs on it, get your gunners, and rake in the points. Germans.... god... they suck until like level 6... and then they suck again until like level 11.... there's nothing good to say about them.... bf-110 and 109... everything else is crap. Russians... completely over powered.... 20-37 mm cannons on low level planes that will one/two shot any fighter and take out anything else with a couple of hits. Turn radius is low, extremely low on the reserves (nothing can out turn them...), speed is average, but the fire power... IF you get behind someone (or get a good strafe run) at short distance then it is pretty much a guaranteed kill. England and Japan... haven't flown enough to comment, but I have been killed by enough British planes to know they have good firepower (the most I believe, actually).