Separation with fighterjets

Do I risk a violation for losing separation when a fighter jet (there are many f18 around) starts chasing me?

I mean, if you can do a formation flight with two F/A 18s just feet from each other, my answer would be no.

Chase them back

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Hello,

Our controllers and supervisors won’t look for reasons to report an aircraft. Usually if there is a separation bust with no malice, we let it slide. If we can see that an aircraft purposely cut someone off, that would be where a report would likely be issued.

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Well, not much chasing for a B738 after a f18, is there?

It doesn’t matter exert your dominance

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Oh shoot I’m sorry… I was the one who escorted you. Me and another guy were messing around and I noticed you were flying and generic livery and was like, woah let’s escort him. I didn’t mean to impede on your flight I was just tryna do some harmless escorting.

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This is ok
Also that’s @Dan in the Sri Lankan A330

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Escorting is not harmless to all commercial iron jockeys. Its a big distraction and annoyance.

It can’t hurt anyone in a “virtual” environment but their are times when its not wanted or appreciated
and if it was a reportable activity it would be often.

I cannot tell you what to do, but if you want to intercept another aircraft set that up with other Tactical fighters, military aircraft , Tanker rendezvous. Particularly if the Aircraft is descending a managed profile.

Don’t know who gives you the right to uninvited interruption of another users sim/gaming. By lighting up their TCAS or moving map and loitering.

Simulating a CAP or patroling a Air Defense Identification Zone ( ADIZ ) go for it is fun and cool.
But maintaining separation and avoiding aggressive intercepts of commercial and GA aircraft is wise.

Respect other gamers, and the airspace.

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Got it, thanks for the advice

I’m still gon’ do it 😛

I got buzzed and harassed 3 times on Wednesday on three different flights; including critical phases of flight. One blew past me on my climb out. All were on the “expert” server

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I think this should sum it up

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No problem, have fun. In real live you would have notified me of course. I was just interested in the policy regarding violations on separation in such a case. But no need to worry I understand.
Honored to be escorted!
Michiel
PH-MEL

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I think jet fighters intercepting commercial aircraft on the expert server is completely unacceptable, but on TS or CS it’s fine

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Okay, but are both aircraft ‘punished’ regardless of the situation or does ATC look at who is causing the loss of separation?