Enjoy a simulated strike mission in a Marchetti SF260 and discover the thrill of feeling like a real fighter pilot. On this unforgettable adventure, you'll spend a day at Flight Training school learning the tricks of the trade from some the country's best former fighter pilots. Take the controls and reach for the skies as you are taken on your very own training mission. Discover the thrill of carrying out up to 10 maneuvers used by the military, including formation flight, high and low yo-yos, lead and lag pursuits, displacement rolls, vertical and oblique turns. Then it's time to deploy your winning skills on a tactical mission that's as close as it gets to being a real fighter pilot.
At the end of the day, you'll take home a recording of your flight and a grin that you won't be able to wipe from your face for weeks!
You'll learn basic Air Combat Maneuvers in a program that lasts a full day. The experience includes two missions with 10 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 in 2013 include:
Feb 8 - 10
Feb 22 - 24
Mar 8 -10
Mar 22 -24
Apr 12 - 14
Apr 26 - 28
May 17 - 19
Oct 4 - 6
Oct 18 - 20
Nov 1 - 3
Nov 15 - 19
Dec 6 - 8
You will actually fly two separate missions: