Total Air War
Quicker promotions can be had at the start of a campaign by skipping
the minor 50-point sorties initially offered. Accelerate time with
the scramble button depressed, and you'll have the opportunity to take
bonus missions that produce a lot more points.
When dogfighting be sure to use the thrust vectoring tilde key (~) to
improve your turning performance. The F-22 will outturn just about
anything else in the air, but only when it's flown right.
Use your wingmen as often as possible when targeting enemy planes; this
helps conserve your ordnance for later encounters. TAW has an extremely
target-rich environment, and it's quite easy to expend all your missiles
and go "Winchester" very early in the mission if you don't practice