I purchased Chase Plane yesterday and I find it to be a really great application. Its really well done.
I've built a home cockpit so I have no need for the virtual cockpit. I like to use the 2D cockpit view (I remove the panels) as its much friendlier with regard to FPS. The problem I have had with the 2D view is that you can't pan left and right and up and down as you can in the Virtual Cockpit. Again, I can create a custom camera view in the Virtual Cockpit and move the POV forward and out the front window so I don't see any of the virtual panels but, again, the 2D cockpit view is better than the VC view as the FPS is a lot better.
In short, can I create a custom camera view in 2D cockpit view? It seems that my on-board camera views always just default back to the Virtual Cockpit view.