Fighter Pilot Experience Fly a Air Combat Mission pilot experience pilot for the day

Air Combat Experience, Detroit





Fighter Pilot Experience Fly a Air Combat Mission pilot experience pilot for the day

Are you made of the right stuff?

Sonic boom. Feel the world evaporate around you as you accelerate down the runway in a real fighter plane.

This is not a simulator – it's the real thing! You're at the controls of the ultimate big boys' toy as you carve through the air in a serious military fighting machine that can pull +6 G forces without breaking a sweat. Learn up to 6 maneuvers used by real fighter pilots as you roll, loop and dive on a training mission that puts you in full control. Then put your new skills into glorious action as you swoop through the sky in a simulated dogfight that's as close to a real air combat situation as it gets.

Unleash your inner thrillseeker on the ultimate aerial combat adventure.

  • 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 13th - 15th, 2014

June 12th - 14th, 2015

Sept 12th - 14th, 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


I had a great experience. Enjoyed the opportunity of flying the plane and engaging in combat.

25 June, 2012

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