Suit up and prepare to become a fighter pilot for a day during this half-day advanced air combat mission! Learn the basics of modern air combat maneuvers and engage in actual air-to-air combat dog fights during a hands-on 60 minute aerobatic flight.
Upon arrival at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, you will be greeted by your Co-Pilot and receive your customized call sign and flight gear. After a full briefing on tactical air combat maneuvers, you and your Instructor will strap in to an Extra 300L aircraft for your mission. The airborne adventure begins with a formation take-off – a unique experience in itself. You and your opponent’s planes will take off down the runway in tandem! Once airborne, you will both fly to the training area where you'll take over the controls of your respective aircraft. Once piloting the Extra 300L, you will practice aircraft handling, weapons usage and basic aerobatic maneuvers.
During the first five G-pulling air combat engagements, you will take turns flying both offensive and defensive tactical maneuvers with your opponent. Once complete, its “Fight’s On!” for three head-to-head engagements against your adversary. The Air Combat Mission culminates with flying additional aerobatics under your Instructor’s guidance prior to the formation high-speed, low-altitude pass down the runway to the base.
Following the flight, you and your opponent will debrief with the Instructors and watch the video of this thrilling experience! So whether you have always wanted to be a Top Gun or are looking for a thrilling adventure, this memorable Advanced Air Combat Mission is the ticket, and makes a truly unique gift!