Take the controls of an SIAI Marchetti SF260 and unlock your inner thrillseeker. Fantasy becomes reality on this the ultimate airborne challenge as you spend a day at flight training school learning from former fighter pilots.
Your day begins with a mission briefing where you'll spend time with some of the best pilots in the industry. Then prepare for hyperspace as you slide into the cockpit and place your hands on the controls. As the runway evaporates behind you, you'll feel the awesome adrenaline rush known only to the privileged few. This is no simulator! Feel the unbridled thrill as you carry out up to 10 maneuvers in an aircraft capable of 260mph and +6 G forces and experience first hand tactics including lead and lag pursuits, oblique and vertical turns and displacement rolls. When you've mastered your technique it's time to put your skills to the test in your very own tactical mission. Have you got what it takes to achieve your goal?
Free your mind and let fantasy become reality. This is one wild ride you won't forget in a hurry
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 for 2013 include:
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You will actually fly two separate missions: