Not the perfect game; but, very entertaining.
My favorite games are still the ones in the vein of Privateer. Crimson skies is no match but the story is entertaining, the graphics are fun, the skill level is easy. . . the difficulty is challenging. Isn't that a good game?
Of course you can fly. Why make a game that's hard to play?
If you want to win . . . well, there's the challenge.
Patience and learning are the keys. If you want to win without question . . .