Flying in MP in BF3 is pretty cool, once you get the rocket pods and some other cool stuff. But yeah, the SP mission is pretty kickin', pretty awesome to see lil' Sweden put out such high production value games.
Rocket pods don't seem to do nothing but tickle armour. At least for me. I've maxed out my jet unlocks after griding it like a bastard for over a week. Only to realise the game is so overly balanced everything becomes a close-in 'gunfight' at the end of the day. I loathe it more than I like it at this point. The feeling of all these unlocks being nearly useless in a macro sense really deflates all the momentum I had put into jetplay.