Battlefield 1942 is not the worlds best option for a good dogfighting game.
Try IL2 Sturmovick for one of the best and most authentic WWII fighter experience. Be prepared for mostly crashing tho then once u learn to turn the plane without stalling then u gotta learn to dogfight which means u will spend another getting shot down or crashing yurself. Then maybe u might actually get around to shooting something down. Then get Pacific Fighters which is a stand alone but can be meshed in with IL2 and there is also another exp pack I can't think of. But pacific fighters I thinks adds early jets circa 1945 to the fight and my fave is the YP-80 which is a fantastic plane to fly in the game.
After that there is no real decent modern day dogfighter given that modern day air warfare doesn't really involve dogfighting.
Finally u could try MS Combat Flight simulators altho I haven't played em so I can't give an opinion on em.
"Its only when you look at ants closely with a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames"<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Wolfy on 02/11/05 05:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>