I know this is an old old old request that has been ditched many times in the past, "due to the difficulty it causes the player".. however, if the player has chosen to activate advance/elite mode, surely this should be an option as part of those modes, to be able to do 360 degree flight in space. Space is not the ground, it's .. well it's space, it should be 360 degree.. so please dev's think about this again, it'll add a whole new edge and fun aspect to the space gameplay.
Well then, there is only one other option: intergrate full 360 degree flight into the game for all ships across the board. Yes, this is an old dead horse, but this idea makes sense. There should be no limits to axis of the ships.