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

Air Combat Experience, St. Louis





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

Take to the skies in a military fighter plane...

Live your dream of a being a fighter pilot for the day as you take the controls of an SIAI Marchetti SF260. Experience the thrill of being trained with the best of the best as you learn the tricks of the trade from former fighter pilots.

Start your day with a mission briefing before heading for the aircraft to begin your adventure. Feel the exhilaration as the engine roars around you and the runway evaporates in a heartbeat. You won't believe the sensation of actually controlling a serious military aircraft as you carry out up to 6 maneuvers used by real fighter pilots. When you've mastered your technique, you'll be placed in a simulated dogfight scenario that's as close as it gets to actual air combat.  Lock on your target, take aim and fire as you take out the enemy before returning to mission control.

Let fantasy become a reality with this ultimate flying gift experience. 

  • 2 1/2 - 3 hour 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 thisprogram. 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:

Oct 3rd - 5th, 2014

Oct 2nd - 4th, 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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