There seems to be a bug where AI planes in your group get "stuck" and just passively circle around usually when they are in a landing pattern or they are attacking a balloon that has been docked with the ground crew for protection, they just circle around until they crash due to lack of fuel. Gets really infuriating when you're forced to attack the Balloon alone, usually resulting in death cause you're the only plane around for all those ground machine guns to shoot at.
This only happens when you are a low rank wingman with an AI flight leader and not a Flight leader yourself
Also, I only have channel battles edition if that makes any difference.
The thing is, one time, my AI flight actually followed the docked balloon down to the ground and the entire flight took it down together. And that was honestly the most memorable moment in this game, seeing my flight leader light it up like a christmas tree, then letting it rip as he pulls up from his attack, and when I looked behind me to watch the last 2 guys finish off the balloon, seeing the biplane after me become absolutely vaporised from the flak, cartwheeling once as his plane broke apart from impacting the ground. I'm just curious why this didn't happen other than that one time, cause after I experienced this, it's been pretty disappointing every other time it didn't happen.