Wher to start? well first of all i have to admit im a little biased. The F-16 has always been my favourite modern aircraft (second overall only to the spitfire) And when i purchased my new pc early this year i couldn't wait to get this add on. Did it dissapoint? ..... Not one bit!! i would go as far as to say that this is the only must have addon aircraft for FSX, there are others that come highly recommended (skysim hawk, realair spitfire etc etc) but as an F-16 fan at heart this is the one you really need to buy.
The good points first of all. The first thing you will notice is that this model is beautifully created, every bolt, every tiny little detail is on view here and it looks simply outstanding!! Second, the VC (virtual cockpit) is simply the best iv seen of any virtual aircraft... ever! it is incredible and combined with trackir it does a good job of convincing you that you are sat in an F-16. Next is how this bird fly's, it may not be 100% accurate to the real world F-16 but put simply, it is a joy! this F-16 is so fast and agile, infact one of the main problems you will find with this aircraft is trying to slow it down enough to land, it just loves to whiz around at high speed. There are also many different paint options and load outs available, from fully loaded (and very heavy) USAF jets to unarmed and very light display jets such as the thunderbirds and RNLAF demo team. There are also extra skins available to download, Google "F-16 J-015" for a rather lovely paint job which can be found for this addon.
It does of course have a few bad points which need mentioning. First of all, be aware, this Aerosoft F-16 is a frame rate killer!! even compared to fsx it's self this destroys your frame rates so you do need a decent set up to fly this jet to it's best. Second and my main complaint overall.... the rudder! now i know the real world F-16 doesn't like rudder input and the pilots rarely use any but for some reason, if you use the rudder on the aerosoft f-16 it simply rolls the jet at quite a high rate and doesn't provide any horizontal movement at all?! this seems weird to me and is rather annoying but you get used to flying without any rudder after a while. And last of all, not such a bad point but some may consider it so.... this F-16 has alot of switches etc and you really have to read the manual to get everything started, turning on the hud for example is a mission in it's self the first time, i like this however, very realistic.
Overall, don't let the bad points put you off, i figured id better mention them but as you'l have noticed it still gets a 5 star rating from me, buy this and you'l rarely find yourself flying anything els i guarentee you :)
All the best, and enjoy.