Fighter Pilot Experience Fly a Air Combat Mission fly a fighter plane flying experience

Air Combat Experience, San Antonio


LOCATION: San Antonio, TX



Fighter Pilot Experience Fly a Air Combat Mission fly a fighter plane flying experience

The king of the skies, the ultimate top gun!

Discover the unbridled rush of being a real fighter pilot as you carve through the air in a Marchetti SF260. Set against the stunning Gulf of Mexico backdrop, you'll reach for the skies under the expert guidance of former fighter pilots and learn real military maneuvers. With the plane at your command, you'll carry out up to 6 aerial tactics used by the military before putting them to the test in a simulated dogfight. Experience the mind blowing rush of flying an aircraft capable of 260mph and +6 G forces as you lock on your target and fire.

No experience takes you closer to the action than this ultimate fighter pilot experience. It's a dream gift for thrill seekers and budding pilots alike.

  • 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:

March 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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