Today I flew an ILS approach at Gatwick in an F-22. I will now explain why for two reasons:
1: If I don’t add any background info to this topic it will be closed.
2: The rEaLiSm police will demand an explanation for why a military jet was at a busy international airport.
Because I tend to only fly the F-22 around the UK I don’t normally get to fly into busy airspaces. Things are different this week because Gatwick is the featured airport. I normally wouldn’t fly into Gatwick but I like to fly with IFATC whenever the opportunity arises (doesn’t happen that often) so today I made an exception. After spending some time flying aimlessly around Suffolk I did a single low approach at Gatwick before departing and flying to Wales for some low level flying.
It went smoothly, with the notable exception of the frame rate which underwent a sudden and severe decline as many aircraft were rendered at once. This made the final approach far more challenging than usual and caused increased levels of stress and sinful language. I must remember to reduce aircraft count before approaching busy areas in future.
Route: EGXC - East Anglia - EGKK - North Wales - EGXC
Severity of perspiration: Severe