Rich and beautiful... I saw Atari right away, but I'm not sure that was your approach. Very striking red on soft blues. I like the fact that the jet stream creates a 3 dimensional view which leads to the flat fighter silhouette. Perfect the way it is. And the half-tone styled horizon is different.
It's not good. It's astonishing! It's awesome! I wonder if version without text would be better or not... I'm not sure, but I think, that as it is now, it's better - these three lines guide our sight up to with great speed and power. Also font suits it, so to me, leaving as it is, is ok!
Something about going up fast makes Gs press down on you which slightly deprives you of oxygen which releases something or other in your brain which makes you slightly high. I could be remembering incorrectly, but I think it's why some fighter pilots are a bit crazy, though I think you have to be slightly crazy anyway to be a fighter pilot, dangerous job