i assume flight skill also affect dodging HL
It's possible to dodge the homing rockets from a HRL with a Buzzard.
Just do a 360 spin, while banking and turning right or left.
Success rate is of about 70% (lag can f*ck you over)
Doesn't work for the Savage.
hunter at one point successfully dodged a HL by tilting backward after briefly fly away before tempting it
is it me or is change appearance also accompanied with another free "ticket" when reconnecting back the session ?
if yes , how generous especially with the free money upon transitioning to online
Nah, it's all about the timing involved and from where the missile is coming, if it is coming from the front, just fly forward fast enough and you will evade it when the missile turns.
From the back, do the spin I just mentioned: rotate left or right while banking on the same side you'really rotating, use the beeps as a gauser to know when it's time to spin.
From the sides, turn to the side the missile is incoming, and do the same spin.
I think the same move can pulled with the Frogger.
About your second point, yes you do get a second chance you change your character appearance, though I think you need to make any changes first, which will charge you $100,000.