I am now level 10 on battlefield 3, but have yet to get any plane points. I can fly fine, but without the first unlock - Flares. The first time someone locks missiles on to me I'm a deadman flying.
I've machine gunned tanks, planes, but been very unsuccessful, they dont die. I even flew into another plane: It counted as a kill for me! Despite this I am currently on 10/300 to unlocking flares. And flares still only keep me alive longer, allowing me to machine-gun more. It would be nice if I could get some heat seekers myself.
Currently I take off, and someone else will either shoot me down before I leave the runway, or take me out in the air. Sometimes someone will lock on from ground, and down I go. I have no chance of killing something, as it takes too long.
How can I rack up the 3-5 kills I need to unlock flares so that I can live a bit longer?