So we have a tournament upcoming. It is 500 points, open unrestricted. The rules are as follows: 250 points of your team must be fliers. The fliers must stay in soaring for the entire game (unless some game mechanic causes them to go down, (outwit, earthbound, etc).
So an all fliers team would be stupid...right? I mean, if someone else has 250 points of grounded ranged monsters, I couldn't even touch them, correct?
Given that you can't come down at all unless your flight is countered somehow, I'd say yes it's probably a bad idea to have ALL fliers. I'd throw in some non-flying figures maybe some w/ Leap/Climb since they can attack soaring characters.
You could put R Trickster and Mimich on your team. The both have LC and can attack grounded figures from soaring. Sentinels. They are considered flying figures, and they can attack grounded figures. The new Vet Vision has some very nice mid-dial Earthboud clicks. REV Snowbird. Very nasty on her "Earthbound" clicks as well.
I'd think about using one flying 200+pt brick. add some feats and that will be 250pts easy. Divebomb is a great idea. Just remember that Divebomb incurs a -2 penalty to your av when you use it, so you'd want to have a fig with at least a natural 11 AV or include ICwO. The other half of the team I'd use some L/C w/ Pounce. I know if you use Pounce, you can't use L/C so you can't Pounce on a soaring character, but you might need it to finish off the grounded 1/2 of the opposing team.
Now, the all fliers team may not be as bad as you might think. Granted grounded ranged threats can't be completely neutralized, but with 500pts of fliers, you could switch the 'stuck in soaring' characters between matches. So if you can't defeat the opposing soaring characters, then you can put your cheap throw away pieces in soaring and have them run interferrence while your hovering fliers finish off the rest of the opposing team. And if you run a team like this you can use the Arial Baffler to create a 7x7 square where all your fliers are grounded.
Edit: with some TK and the Arial Baffler....well you can see what I'm getting at.