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

Air Combat Experience, Los Angeles


LOCATION: Fullerton, CA



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

Experience the thrill of air to air combat

Join the ranks of the privileged few as you become a fighter pilot for the day and take part in your very own dogfight. No other experience comes this close to the action as you take to the skies in the mighty Marchetti SF260 and see the world through the eyes of a real fighter pilot. You'll learn the ropes with former fighter pilots from stellar military backgrounds. Under their expert guidance, you'll be shown up how to carry out up to six air combat maneuvers actually be used by the military. Then it's time to put them to the test as you lock on your target and the battle begins. Enjoy a realistic simulated dogfight at the controls of a military machine capable of 260 mph and +6 G-forces. This is the ultimate fighter pilot experience. Are you up the challenge?

  • 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 2nd - 30th, 2014

Oct 1st - 31st, 2014

Nov 1st - 26th, 2014

Dec 1st - 23rd & 27th - 31st, 2014

Jan 5th - 30th, 2015

Feb 3rd -12th & 16th - 28th, 2015

March 1st - 31st, 2015

May 1st - 7th, 12th - 21st & 26th - 31st, 2015

June 1st - 18th & 23rd - 30th, 2015

July 1st, 2nd & 7th - 31st

Sept 8th - 30th, 2015

Oct 1st - 31st, 2015

Nov 1st - 24th, 2015

Dec 1st - 23rd, 29th & 30th, 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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