Air Combat Fighter Lead In
Experience Flight Combat With Ten Top Gun Aerobatic Dogfights
Price for 1 participant
Experience the thrill of being a fighter pilot with this extraordinary airborne combat fight! This unique adventure begins on the ground with a briefing of the piloting maneuvers that you will be executing in the air followed by your First Mission. Your first flight will be a practice session which will focus on the fundamentals of each aerobatic maneuver prior to engaging in five head-on air-to-air combat dogfights.
After your first 50 minute airborne mission of flying loops, spiral and crazy aerial formations, you fly back to the base where your flight tape will be reviewed and evaluated by your certified pilot instructor. Following a short break, you will be ready to "tango" once again for the second and final five-round battle.
So smoke your enemies out of the sky by blasting your enemy with special laser targets and soar like you have never before during this unforgettable experience. Your flights will be recorded on video which you will be able to take home. This is a truly amazing experience that you will remember and talk about forever.
What to wear
Participants are advised to be well rested for the flight. Please avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to the scheduled experience. Motion sickness is possible but unlikely and can be reduced by avoiding heavy meal(s) prior to the scheduled flight.
The planes used for the Air Combat Experiences are Marchetti S260’s. These planes are used by the military in fighter pilot training programs. The aircraft are maintained in strict accordance with the Federal Air Regulations and the instructors, both military and civilian, have full credentials.
Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER 02SG30200B
Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.
Thrill of a life time. No longer have to think what it could be like. Gives one the appreciation for those who lived it in life or death situtation and the skill necessary to be a top gun. This program lets you relax and enjoy yourself or push yourself to the limit of what your able to endure. Instructors are great, highly skilled, great sense of humor and no pressure. Highly recommend to any age or skill set.
- Jon Graham - Portland OR, Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Great coaches, great experience, forever remembered!
- Carlos Prevolis - Coral Gables, FL, Friday, February 15, 2013
I got this experience as a birthday present. I can fully recommend air combat usa to anyone who wants to do something out of the ordinary. They quickly teach you what you need to know to pilot the plane against another person. I flew both types of planes they had available and was comfortable doing so. I had no issues with safety related concerns. I had a blast doing loopings, spirals, and formation flying. Not too mention blowing the other guy out of the sky. The laser system even triggers a smoke trail on the enemy. One improvement I would suggest to them is their recording system. They record your actions on a DV tape, which is ok, but it would be more user friendly through a hard drive based system. However, that's just to show it off to your friends. You will have a great time and an experience that will last a lifetime.
- Henning Thiel - Fullerton, California, Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Great, I mean GREAT experience! Awesome to actually dog fight over the pacific ocean. Jim and Smudge were fun to fly with. Looking forward to another flight!
- John - Fullerton Municipal Airport, Monday, May 09, 2011
Best aviation experience of my life. You will never do things in an aircraft like you will in Air Combat USA. I advise everyone to take the chance and experience a dog fight, especially pilots.
- Matt Riedl - Kankakee IL, Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This experience was exhilarating, terrifying, overwhelming, and highly educational. Pictures and video do not come close to what you actually experience. The four star rating is only due to my inexperience. Next time around, hope to make it a five star. I had no prior flying experience. J18-Tip
- James Tippens - Fort Worth, TX, Thursday, October 29, 2009
This was the best 4 hours of my life. My best friend and I flew with the father/son team and I couldn't have had a better experience. This program shows you what it is really like to be a fighter pilot. You can't find a more exhilarating experience out there (I've tried).
- Justin Almeleh - Boston, MA, Saturday, June 20, 2009
One of the top best experiences of my life and the best gift I ever received. I am a small aircraft mechanic and test pilot, so I do know how to fly, BUT the air combat was an experience that I have never experienced. I only wish now that I was a fighter pilot in my youth. THANK YOU ALL for a once in a lifetime experience (now hopefully again) that I will cherish.
- Tom Williams - Lancaster, AP, Saturday, May 09, 2009
'Warm' was a true Air Combat Pilot !! He made the experience even better ! I will be signing my kids up for it and thanks for the experience.
- Robert Dakessian - Kankakee, IL, Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Question: Can the individual be 6'5'' or do they have to come in below that height? My husband is right at 6'5''.
Answer: He can participate in the Air Combat Fighter Lead In Experience at 6'5.
Question: I am inquiring about the Air Combat Fighter Lead in and the Dog Fight. Are these offered in the NY/NJ metro area as it was hard to tell when dates were available? I am trying to determine if this would be a suitable gift.
Answer: The Air Combat Fighter Lead In/Dogfight is offered in 2013 at the NY/NJ area on April 27th, 28th, 29th and August 16th, 17th, 18th. It is offered in the NJ/Woodbine area on April 19th, 20th and 21st and August 10th, 11th and 12th. It is offered in the NY Metro area on May 3rd, 4th and 5th and August 24th, 25th and 26th. These dates are subject to change and availability.
Question: Does this require a flight license or any prior flying experience?
Answer: The Air Combat Fighter Lead In Experience does not require that you have a pilots license or any prior flight experience.
Question: What type of aircraft are the ones used in the air combat?
Answer: The experience takes place in Marchettis, which are dual controlled aerobatic aircraft. An instructor is with the participant at all times and would take care of the take off and landing of the plane, however once in the air the participant would take the controls and fly the aircraft. The instructor will guide the participant throughout the flight and can always take control of the plane if necessary.
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