No helmet Speciale?? That looks awesome, would have been sooooo cool when I was kid.
The irony of the game is that it's way too in depth for kids...so to enjoy it I suppose you have to be a childish adult.
When I was super young my dad/brothers all played Falcon 3.0
For my 13th birthday all I wanted was Falcon 4.0. It came with a 600 page manual...I pretty much just put it on arcade mode and screwed around. In college I looked into it again and there was an addon that had been made and a group of people playing together, those guys taught me how to actually use the thing.
I'm pretty sure the original dev team included several former F-16 pilots. To my knowledge it's the most accurate flight sim out there (for consumers at least...).
The TrackIr requires a baseball hat to hold the sensors. I think I have the perfect one.