I stumbled across a game in it's early stages today, called StarShatter. It's still in early betas, but so far, this game absolutely OWNS. In fighters, you can enter and exit atmospheres, fight in both space, with neutonian physics, and in planitary atmospheres in traditional air battles, just by entering the planet's atmosphere. Capital ship combat is awesome. AND it's FREE. It's only 30-some-odd megabytes to download, AND it doesn't require an install.
Everyone, check this game out.
ya this game rocks, i played the very very very old beta and i still loved it.
Yes, I know it. I am in the Beta (current testing version 3.8.2, and still no towing ship)
A lot of modders went to that game, DamoclesX Executioner_de and NanoByte (I think) are there.