pilot for the day Fly a Air Combat Mission pilot experience flying experience

Air Combat Experience, Boston





pilot for the day Fly a Air Combat Mission pilot experience flying experience

This is your once in a lifetime chance to take to the skies...

This is the ultimate aerial combat adventure. Carve through the air in a serious military fighting machine that can pull +6 G forces without breaking a sweat as you carry out your very own simulated dogfight.

Learn up to 6 maneuvers used by real fighter pilots as you roll, loop and dive under the expert guidance of some of America's finest. Discover the mindblowing rush of taking a serious military warbird for a spin then put your new skills into showstopping action as you prowl the sky in a simulated dogfight that's as close to a real air combat situation as it gets. Lock on your target and fire! Can you hunt down the enemy and win the day?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a real fighter pilot.

  • Half day at Fighter Pilot School that can be redeemed at locations nationwide
  • 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:

Sept 5th - 7th, 2014

May 29th - 31st, 2015

Aug 29th - 31st, 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

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