Took off for "fun" (just looked over the manual quickly) in the middle of a storm. Fired off some IR flares to test the effect.. it's ok, although not great. Anyway, some screenies here:
Have done the same thing after a long read
I see you are having issues with your scenery when using the spot plane view.
I backed off some of my settings and found that it helped.
Wow, that is really goood flare effects. Where did you get it?
Standard feature of the CaptainSim C-130
I know, i just read the post below about it.