Exiles - the rules have been updated to reflect that armed aircraft have been re-added to the server. Here is the update:
Armed Aircraft (including Helicopters) & Special Circumstance
Initiating PVP using an armed aircraft is against the rules, unless they shoot at you first. Attack choppers and jets are on the server to be used against AI unless you are first engaged by a player on the ground. Breaking this rule will result in temporary ban on first offense, then permant ban on second offense.
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE: Initiating an air attack against anti-air tanks is allowed. If the aircraft destroys a non-anti air tank that player is subject to discipline.
If a player in a squad or a family member is attacked by a ground player, and one of the players in the group is in attack helicopter, they are still prohibited from using that armed aircraft to attack the group's enemy unless the armed aircraft is fired upon first. (If they want to help their squad member, land the attack chopper and attack the enemy on foot.)
If you are killed by an opponent, that doesn't mean you can grab your armed aircraft to re-engage the opponent. The opponent killed you before you were using your armed aircraft. You must be engaged by an opponent while using your armed aircraft first.
Note: If you decide that you will bait yourself while flying an armed aircraft - waiting to be engaged so you can attack - you run the risk of an admin using their discretion on how to deal with the situation. Rule #1: Don't be a Dick!
-- Vistor and Terror_Nova