1. Use the Firestorm AO button instead of an on-screen HUD
2. Use Auto-replace
3. While editing appearance - turn OFF the World War 2 klieg lights and Turn / Move camera
Thank you sooooo much! That had been driving me [even more] crazy!
4. CTL + ALT + V
Fly in a no-fly zone. Please do not use for any kind of griefing. Some sims are just too big to walk through...