In the mission were you have to face the 8492 Squad yes it would be nice to kill them but don't just run away from them in the degree that the game tells you to (look at the map and you will see a dotted line that was not there before this mission.) Go that way but don't wait for your team mates(wingmen) they never die. Just press the R1 button and go as fast as you can the 8492 Squad will send a missle or 2 at you every now and then just shake them off (go up then down then up until the warning is gone)and keep going once you meet the line you will have a Successful mission.
Actually, you don't have to 'keep playing the missions'. The missions are chosen by the answers you give when chopper asks you about the song 'face of the coin'. Say yes and you'll do the top mission/s say no and you'll do the bottom. Simple huh?
F-4G Wild Weasel Earn 12800 points with the F-4E SU-32: Earn 129050 points with the SU-47 F-20A Tigershark: Earn 19800 points with the F-5E Mirage 2000D: Earn 35000 points with the Mirage 2000 EA-6B Prowler: Earn 43200 points with the A-6E Rafale B: Earn 46000 points with the Rafale M F-4X: Earn 47450 points with the F-4G F-14B Bomcat: Earn 47450 points with the F-14A F-14D Super Tomcat Earn: 56250 with the F-14B Tornado ECR: Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr. Mk1
Tornado F3: Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr. Mk1
Tornado Gr.Mk.4 Earn 56250 with the Tornado Gr.Mk1 F/A-18E Super Hornet: Earn 51800 points with the F/A-18C X-29A: Earn 60800 points with the F-20A F-16 Block60: Earn 65450 points with the F-16C F-16XL: Earn 65450 points with the F-16C F-2A: Earn 65450 points with the F-16C MiG-31M: Earn 65450 points with the MiG-31 MiG-21-93: Earn 80000 points with the MiG-21bis YA-10B: Earn 85050 points with the A-10A EA-18G Growler: Earn 90200 points with the F/A-18E F-15E Strike Eagle: Earn 95450 with the F-15C
F-15S/MTD: Earn 95450 with the F-15C SU-32 Strike Flanker: Earn 111800 with the SU-27
SU-35 Super Flanker: Earn 111800 with the SU-27 FB-22 Concept: Earn 123200 points with the F/A-22A SU-37 Terminator: Earn 123200 with the SU-35 FALKEN: Complete the missions in which they appear on 'Normal' or higher difficulty and Destroy ALL Falken Hangars. X-02 Wyvern: Unlock and purchase at least one of every aircraft in the game.
Unlock Ace Mode: Finish Normal mode. Unlock Medals Play 'Campaign' mode or 'Free Mission' mode to unlock the following.
Bronze Shooter Medal: Destroy 5 Enemy planes with the machine gun. Silver Shooter Medal: Down 15 enemy planes with machine gun fire from your aircraft. Gold Shooter Medal: Down 50 enemy planes with the machine gun. Bronze Wing Medal: Get 'S' Ranks on every mission on Normal. Silver Wing Medal: Earn 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on Hard. Gold Wing Medal: Earn 'S' Ranks on all 32 missions on expert. Bronze Ace Medal: Destroy 200 enemy targets. Silver Ace Medal: Destroy 500 enemy targets. Gold Ace Medal: Destroy 1000 enemy targets. Grand Falcon Medal: Kill all 16 named planes in second play-through on Normal or harder. Guardian Medal: Down 10 enemies who get a missile lock on your wingman. Lightning Hammer Medal: Protect all 8 armored tanks on the ground. Needle's Eye Medal: Get 'Perfect' from AWACS in all 6 landings and 2 refueling stages. Desert Eagle Medal: Don't let more than 3 allies die when aiding them in missions 16A or 16B.
Unlock Falkin: Destroy the hangers on mission 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b, 16a, 16b and 27. Unlock Expert mode: Finish Normal mode.