What exactly is the sequence of events that would unfold as an F-16 attempts to exceed its service ceiling? The scenario is simply full afterburner and attempting to simply climb higher and higher (at arbitrary/ideal angle of climb) until something prevents that.
I'm curious mostly as how this relates to flight simulators which simulate the F-16, if this can be improved, and if flight simulators already accurately depict what actually would happen in reality.
I'm aware of What determines the maximum altitude a plane can reach? but this is too general and doesn't answer for any specific aircraft. I think it would be both interesting and useful to have a specific aircraft as an example.
What fails first? Engine, or lift? Both more or less simultaneously?
1: What happens to the engine? Will it see an increase in temperature? Will it flame out?
2: What happens to the control surfaces? The airframe? I would imagine nothing, certainly no shaking as portrayed in certain TV series involving aircraft.
3: What happens to the instrumentation? Master caution? Relating to 1, engine warning light? FTIT?
4: Life support, can the life support cope with this?