Aeron is a combat flight simulator that focuses strongly on air combat maneuvering, artificial intelligence, and flight dynamics. Aeron minimizes focus on aspects such as intensive graphics, complex avionics, story/campaigns, and setting.
Once you're in-game, you will be sitting in the cockpit of a triangle plane that represents your jet. The objective of the game is to shoot down all other teams.
It has joystick input, network multiplayer, advanced AI,realistic dynamics, and even records replays to TacView ACMI format so you can review your skills and tactics or your mistakes.
If this is the first time you've flown a simulator, I recommend learning the basics of flying first before attempting to go in and not get killed, let alone try to gun stuff down. If you've flown a flight simulator before but never have flown a combat one, I recommend getting some books / videos ("Art Of the Kill" video), you will find Aeron easy to pick up and try your newly learnt tactics. (No, Ace Combat and HAWX are 3D arcade space invader clones, NOT combat flight simulators). If you've flown BFM before, you will find Aeron right at home, and with AI challenging enough to pick a real good fight.
Arrows = Pitch/roll
W/S = Throttle
Space (or joystick) = Fire
L = Labels on/off
Right mouse (hold + drag) = Look around
F3 (or joystick padlock button) = Look at the enemies
Esc = Pause