From: the Netherlands
Do you have auto upgrade on? I am playing soviets and I changed all upgrades to manual and it is working for me...
For national reserves, check your commanders report (shortcut c) under info... the go to airgroups, sort under tab air command and you should be able to find all your groups in the reserve. If there is no such thing as "national reserve" you dont have any groups in it!
Also, before you bash part of the game - get the basics down...
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