A common problem us IFATC face is fighters going at unnatural speeds in controlled airspaces. Once again, I do not mean for this to be a callout thread, and I only want to help people learn to make the servers better for everyone. Anyone who’s controlled at an airport with heavy fighter traffic has experienced some of these issues for sure, whether expert or training, so without further ado, here’s the main part of the post…
Fighters are some of the most fun aircraft to fly in the simulator. You have an unbelievable amount of control over the speed and maneuverability of the aircraft. But, that’s just it – control. Control over the aircraft is just what some pilots lack on the expert server. Below, I will be providing you with what is commonplace on the expert server, and also an example of what should be done.
Below, you will find an example of the correct way to enter an airspace in a fighter in the pilot indicated in green. A good rule of thumb is to enter the airspace as though you are flying an airliner. Even though there may not technically be speed limits, you should not be pushing 250 knts. As long as you fly at a reasonable speed and altitude, you won’t have any problems approaching an airport.
However, many pilots on the server do not follow the example set above. The pilot indicated in red is a good example of what to not do. Flying at an outrageous speed such as that below could result in a ghosting.
I hope this post helps people out, and once again, I do not mean to call people out here, rather improve the expert server experience for everyone on it. Both of the pilots featured in the examples above, @RTG113 and @AdamCallow, volunteered their time to help me with this tutorial, and they deserve a lot of credit in making it possible.