For those unfamiliar with the combat zone mechanic, I will outline the basics so that you are prepared when we go to war.
Step 1 - Fly to the correct system
Make sure you are in the correct system.
Step 2 - Finding a conflict zone
Step 3 - Dropping into the conflict zone
Step 4 - Move to a safe zone
Step 5 - Time to fight!
Step 6 - The important bit!