It looks like it's a problem with the game that they didn't fix, I've been searching for this problem and it's happening with a lot of joysticks and it's been happening for a while.
The drivers win 7 installed where working fine, but I installed the manufactures drivers and I still get the same results.
Mapping keys for different games in the profiler is the only reason I see running the software.
That's what I did and it's working now, so now the game thinks that I'm hitting the "left" key in the keyboard instead of the joystick, but somehow it feels different, I don't know if it's because of that virtual keyboard thing or because they changed the way you control the choppers. I used to be an Ok pilot in Bf Vietnam, but now it looks like they made it easier to fly and it's now difficult to me, I know that doesn't make any sense but that's they way it is
looks like there is another way to fix this by editing some file, but I haven't tried that yet, I'll give it a try and see what happens.