We now have autopilot for fighters. Surely you’ll want to fly them too, so what’s expected of you on the Expert Server?
There is currently no system limit on speeds for fighter aircraft, however a reasonable speed should always be maintained when in a controlled airspace, whether tower or approach. As a general rule 250-300kts should never be exceeded when under the control of ATC.
The following are a good rule of thumb and the recommended military aircraft parameters:
- Do not exceed M1.0 in normal flight
- Do not exceed 300KIAS under ATC control or in a congested airspace
- Do not exceed 250KIAS within 15 miles of the landing airport
Instructions, sequence, and traffic volume should always dictate your speed and cause increased awareness of your surroundings.
Controllers are authorized and will issue Violations to pilots flying at excessive speeds in a controlled ATC environment. This may be the result of not maintaining your assigned sequence, disrupting others, or requiring unreasonable instruction due to your excessive speeds (Ex. Requesting ILS approach at 850kts).
The Expert Server is reserved for serious users only. Inexperienced fighter pilots should use the Casual Server.
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