Fighter Pilot Experience Fly a Air Combat Mission fly a fighter plane pilot for the day

Air Combat Experience, Bay Area


LOCATION: Livermore, CA



Fighter Pilot Experience Fly a Air Combat Mission fly a fighter plane pilot for the day

Live your dream of being a fighter pilot

Your mission if you choose to accept it is to take off from Livermore Airport, CA and do battle in the skies for the title of top gun. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a real fighter pilot, here's your chance. Slice the air at the controls of the Ferrari of the air, the SIAI Marchetti SF260 and enjoy a simulated dog fight that's as close as it gets to the real thing. You are totally in control of your military plane as you stalk the skies looking for your enemy.

If learning the full spectrum of maneuvers in a plane capable of 260mph and +6 G-forces sounds like your idea of fun, this adventure is for you!

  • Half day at Fighter Pilot School
  • Includes 1 tactical mission and 5-6 dogfights
  • Fly state of the art military aircraft including the SIAI Marchetti SF260
  • Learn from expert fighter pilots, trained by the military
  • You must weight less than 250 lbs and be no taller than 6 ' 7 "

You'll learn basic Air Combat Maneuvers in a program that lasts a full day. The experience includes a tactical mission with 5-6 dogfights. You'll use real military aircraft including the SIAI Marchetti SF260, under the guidance of licensed fighter pilot instructors. This extraordinary adventure provides the chance to experience the thrill and adrenalin of flying a light attack fighter in air-to-air combat. The only thing that is not real are the bullets. Fully briefed, you will climb into the aircraft alongside your instructor and you will be in control of the aircraft as you engage in air to air dogfights. Every maneuver is recorded during your flight and the tapes are yours to keep.

Flying is weather dependent and there is also a risk of air sickness. If you are prone to motion sickness, this experience may not be for you.

Fighter Pilot experiences are available on pre-scheduled dates throughout the year. To secure your chosen dates it is recommended that you book well in advance.  Upcoming dates include:

Oct 10th - 12th, 2014

March 27th - 29th, 2015

July 31st - Aug 2nd, 2015

Oct 9th - 11th, 2015


  • Get fitted into the proper gear
  • Ground school (incl. basic air combat maneuvers (ACM), High and low Yo-Yo’s, Gunsight Tracking and  Lead, Lag and Pure Pursuit)
  • Military Rules of Engagement (ROE)
  • Safety Briefing
  • Physiological Effects of “G” Forces
  • Flying Characteristics of the aircraft - SIAI Marchetti SF260
  • Flying 5-6 combat engagements
  • Debrief and review of videotapes


Excellent, I was afforded excellent service from people that made this experince as great as it was. I can't thank all of you enough. The "Fighter Experience" was absolutely fantastic. I have made the comment that it was the most fun I have ever had with my clothes on. Staff was excellent, instructor pilots were the best. I am looking forward to my next experience

13 January, 2012

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