Standard vs Expert Handling
There are two control types in Ace Combat 7 — standard and expert. Both methods relate to how the left stick controls your plane when you push it left or right. The standard handling will turn your plane in a more familiar way; pushing left and right on the stick will turn your plane left and right. Expert handling gives you more precise control. Pushing left and right on the stick will roll the plane instead of turning it, meaning you’ll need to control this in conjunction with the vehicle’s pitch (up and down movements) to make turns.
To switch between the two control types, you can either change the setting from the main menu or within the pause menu. On the main menu, go to Options > Flight System, and toggle between standard or expert. In the pause menu, go to Flight Option > Flight System > Control Type, and make your selection.