An A.I pilot block
The idea behind this is a A.I pilot that be attached to any aircraft, which will fly the aircraft. The block can would have two settings: defend, & attack. The escort command would have the block project the player's aircraft from attack, both ground & air. In attack mode, the player can have the block attack designated targets, again, both ground & air. If the block is attached to the player's plane, any other planes with the block can be commanded.