Welp, I failed. (But only because my dad told me to go to bed before I had a chance to succeed...)
But before I go, I have some tips.
I found that the HQP F-4E with 100% fuel is pretty good for the job. Use afterburners the whole trip. Take off from Lihue, head 180 deg and climb to 50,000ft. Once the Airrier shows up on your radar, reduce radar radius to 25 miles. As soon as the Airrier shows on your 25 mile radar, change heading to 090 deg. Set radar to 100 miles again, and wait until the Airrier is at the edge of your radar screen. Next, turn 270 deg and reduce radar to 50 miles. Once the Airrier shows up on your 50 mile radar, climb to 65,050ft. Use your velocity indicator to make sure you stay level, and reduce speed to 170kts IAS. Gear, flaps, breaks/spoilers. Good luck.
2nd method: Raptor like Flake.
"Well boys, I reckon this is it...nuclear combat toe to toe with the Ruskies." - Major Kong