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

Air Combat Experience, Winston Salem


LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC



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

This is the stuff dreams are made of...

Prepare for hyperspace. Climb into the cockpit of a real deal military fighting machine and feel the world evaporate around you.

There's no arcade game that can prepare you for this experience as you take the controls of a Marchetti SF260 and blast towards the skies in a heartbeat. Forget supercars! This piece of kit, can do 260mph without breaking a sweat and it's all yours to control as you carry out up to 6 actual maneuvers used by the military.

Learn from the best of the best as you roll, dive and loop before getting a slice of some air combat action in a simulated dogfight that's so close to the real thing, you'll be convinced you're a real ‘top gun' hero.

Reach cloud nine on this ultimate airborne adventure.

  • 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:

Nov 15th - 17th, 2014

Nov 14th -16th, 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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