*NOTE – After this video was made, DICE has released TWO Updates/Patches (the first allows you to now get into a jet from the ground. Beware, players can still spawn into them – so your best bet is still to spawn into a jet if you want one!
Am I a terrible pilot? Not really.
Am I a terrible fighter pilot? Yes.
This video explains how you can actually get into and fly a jet in Battlefield 3.