What is the crash effects like? Any destruction on buildings? And for that matter, any land or water based vehicles in motion?
No crash effects at all, screen blacks out with game over message. Restart or return to menu.
Basically the same screen as this
I turned the stress damage off since it doesn't warn you nor tell you what you did wrong.
It is quite lenient with landings and wings clipping trees and AI cars going straight through you, but can also be quite finicky fitting under bridges and staying away from 'hilly' water. Still some bugs to iron out.
There are vehicles driving around and there should be boats as well (haven't spotted any yet). They follow simple straight paths, right angle turns, go through each other, basically same as fsx. You can turn AI air traffic on to see other people and real air traffic yet that seems to be a huge hit on fps for now. There are planes taxiing at airports and support vehicles driving around. They sometimes disappear or go through each other, it's window dressing. I created a traffic jam by parking on the taxi lane, after a while the vehicles simply faded out. But they stopped for me! (Unlike road traffic that completely ignores you)
So no destruction and iffy collision detection.
Stay in the air :) I flew on to Kitchener, landed there at the airport. The Shock Ultra has no landing lights lol, so dark!
I'm extremely impressed at how easy it is to follow roads etc and recognize where I'm going. The in game map is severely lacking, yet don't need it at all to find my way around so far :)