Priotize your build on Maneuvrabilty for your jet, and if possible use Armor and Stealth.
Weapons: Well Homing Combo as obvious solution. I use the Seeker Cooling unit too, to keep lockon times short.
Personally I preferred to fly in rooms restricted to a max of 1500 Points for your jet or alternatively piston restricted rooms.
Basically you should remember this: Almost everyone circlejerks. So skill is not really a question.
Did you see the Pics Panda posted in the other thread? You can be MVP in one match and with the same Jet get no points in the next. It actually is pretty random.
Oh: And stick to Jets without bay doors. Believe me, I tried my Wyvern. I could manage, but only cause it is actually maxed. It was a flying tank (could take six hits without problem) but the Bay delay seriously hurts in TDM. I would see to the russian branch. A SU35/37 is a good choice.
If you build your set for a 1500 or less room, be sure to use only a LV1 special weapon. So you have more points for your jet.
Edited by Kazama Shin, 18 January 2016 - 10:16 PM.