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

Air Combat Experience, Lancaster


LOCATION: Lancaster, PA



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

This is the ultimate in flying gift experiences...

It's a speed demon's dream come true. Take the controls of an SIAI Marchetti SF260 and discover the mindblowing rush of carrying out your own dogfight in the air over Lancaster.

This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a day at fighter pilot training school as you learn real air combat moves used by the military. Discover the inside track from some of America's finest former fighter pilots before taking the controls of a serious war machine where you'll carry out up to six combat maneuvers. Dive, roll and loop before putting your new skills to the test in a dogfight that's as close to an actual air combat scenario as it gets.

This is not a simulator – it's the real thing! Have you got what it takes to win the battle for the skies?

  • 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:

April 18th - 20th, 2015

July 25th - 27th, 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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