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

Air Combat Experience, Charleston


LOCATION: Charleston, SC



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

You will not have experienced anything like this!

Unlock your inner speed demon as you head to Fighter Pilot Training School to learn the tricks of the trade from some of America's finest.

This is the closest it gets to feeling like a real fighter pilot as you discover the adrenaline-pumping rush of controlling a serious military fighting machine that can pull +6 G forces and reach speeds of up to 260mph. Soar through the sky with your fingers at the controls as you carry out up to six maneuvers used by the military today. Perfect your skills then put them to the test as you take part in a simulated dogfight that'll leave you on the ultimate natural high.

You'll take home a commemorative DVD of your experience and memories to last a lifetime.

  • 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 half 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:

Nov 21st - 23rd, 2014

Feb 21st - 23rd, 2015

Nov 20th - 22nd, 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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