Become a fighter pilot for a day during this Intro to Air Combat mission! Learn the basics of air combat maneuvers and engage in three actual air-to-air combat dog fights during this hands-on 30 minute aerobatic flight.
Upon arrival at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, you'll be greeted by your friendly Co-Pilot and receive your 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. Next, you will take part in 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'll 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 initial two G-pulling air combat engagements, you will take turns flying both offensive and defensive tactical maneuvers with your opponent. Once complete, the “Fight’s On!” for three head-to-head engagements against your adversary. This Air Combat Mission culminates with 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 as you 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 Air Combat Dogfight is the ticket, and makes a truly unique gift!