I was wondering if anyone else has seen this issue: I was playing some of my favorite FS2 missions (I really like the last few missions and enjoy playing them thru occasionally to keep my joystick skills up). But, this weekend when I played thru Dunkerque, I noticed that if one of my wingmen asked for a reload, the Hygeia ship would just circle around the ship that made the request but would never actually dock with it. If I call in the Hygeia, it will happily dock with my ship and reload me, but when my wingmen ask - the Hygeia pilot is like, "Nope, not today!" This will go on for about a minute and then the requesting ship will eventually give up and go about its business, but if another wingman puts in a request the same thing will occur.
Here's what I've discovered about this issue so far:
1) This only happens in FS2 - it does not happen in FS Port, Silent Threat, Destiny of Peace or any of the other mods in my meager collection.
2) This only happens with 21.4 - if I go back to 21.2, the Hygeia docks with the wingmen just fine during the missions.
3) I haven't tried ALL of the FS2 missions, so I don't know if this starts to happen after a specific point in the game or in any mission (or any FS2-based mod/mission, for that matter).
I'll go back to some of the earlier missions in FS2 to see if the Hygeia avoids docking with wingmen in those missions too, but I also wanted to see if others here can duplicate this behavior. As a test, pick any FS2 mission (I first noticed this behavior in Dunkerque, so perhaps try that first), complete the mission, and hang around afterward and ask for a reload. Then see what happens when your wingmen ask for a reload and observe the Hygeia's behavior. Does it dock, or just circle around the requesting ship?
I'll report back on any other missions I can say for sure this is happening in too.
Thanks, and happy holidays to one and all!