A bit of context first, this question is inspired by the famous North Korean pilot No Kum-sok, and his defection to the United States during the Korean war. A quick summary, he breaks formation, flies to a South Korean air-force base, and lands successfully, despite landing at the wrong end and nearly colliding with an F-86 in the process. No Kum-sok successfully defects, but it seems as if he ended up just getting lucky, as the base radar happened to be down on his approach.
So at this point the question becomes, what would happen if in a similar situation, the details were more dire, and what could he do to improve his odds of survival?
A Federation pilot grows tired of how things are going and decides to defect to the Empire. He is flying a state of the art air superiority fighter jet (2018). Less than an hour before, his squadron was engaged in a dogfight where in a strange fluke his radio was destroyed but left his aircraft completely sound functionally. He manages to break formation and contact with all other aircraft. At this point he is committed, and his only option is to head south to the Imperial AFB using his on-board navigation systems. A few details to hammer out:
- The plane still has more than half of it's fuel remaining, so he can afford to loiter or use his AB's if necessary.
- The plane also has most of its armament remaining in both bullets and missiles, as well as countermeasures.
- Due to the damage, the plane is entirely incapable of communicating in the normal sense of radio/phone.
- The Imperial base is not far, but is well defended and patrolled, with dozens of active and passive missile systems that can strike from tens of miles away, as well as missile equipped fighters.
- The Imperials would happily welcome a defector, especially one with the air-frame he's piloting, but do not even remotely find it likely that this will happen.
- The Defector only knows the most basic words in the Imperial's language: "Yes, No, Ok"
- The ejection seat has also jammed, making a bail out impossible
What strategy(s) could the Defector employ that would keep him alive long enough so that he could even attempt to convince them of his intentions?