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Advanced Air Combat Mission
Duration 3.5 - 4.5 hours/1 hour flight
Departs from: Departs from: Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA)
On the Advanced Air Combat Mission you get the unique opportunity to become a "Top Gun." No experience is required for this flight profile but all the adventure one could acquire in a day is to be gained. Although it's a short one hour flight there is a lot that occurs. The introduction to Air Combat program plus 3 scored competition engagements for the prestigious "Top Gun," "Aero God" and "G-Monger" awards as well as unlimited aerobatics will all be included!
At booking of this great adventure, you will receive an air combat tactics manual to review prior to your adventure. Once you arrive at our squadron you will be greeted by our friendly staff. Here you will be given your customized leather call sign and you'll get suited up for the flight in our combat flight gear. We'll brief you fully on modern tactical air combat maneuvers, then you and your fighter pilot instructor will step into the aircraft and get strapped in for your mission.
Your flight profile will start off with a formation take off to the training area where you'll warm up with advanced handling, weapons usage and basic aerobatic maneuvers. The first five g-pulling air combat engagements follow a show & do profile utilizing both offensive and defensive tactics against your opponent. Then the "Fight's On!!" for three adrenaline pumping scored neutral head-on engagements against the adversary. The mission is culminated by splitting from your opponent to fly unlimited aerobatics under instructor guidance. An exciting formation high-speed low-altitude pass down the runway marks your arrival to base and wows family and friends watching from our observation deck.
The mission is debriefed with an overview by the instructors while simultaneously playing both videos for all to view the flight first-hand. Your video is included and other FCI gear is available for purchase. The Advanced Air Combat Mission is such an outstanding opportunity for you to experience adventure and adrenaline! This is an unforgettable tour that you will treasure forever.
Type of Transportation
- Formation T/O and demonstration, Aircraft handling and G exercises, 8 air combat engagements
- Offensive perch demo with gun track exercise, fly offensive perch, defensive perch demo, fly defensive perch, neutral engagement demo
- Client flies three scored neutral engagements for awards
- Advanced aerobatic demonstration and flying
- Return to base for a high speed formation Battle Break
- Customized leather fighter pilot name tag (This is a customized call sign patch for you to keep as a memento of your flight experience. This must be ordered 2 weeks in advance in order to get it here in time for the flight.)
EXTRA 300L: German-Built, FAA-Certified, Unlimited Aerobatic Category Airplane
Physical Activity Level
Medical fitness is the responsibility of the customer: Consult your physician with any fitness, medical or nutritional concerns. Nausea medication is acceptable just prior to your mission provided you have consulted a physician concerning the use of such a product as a passenger aboard an aerobatic aircraft. Customer must be able to get in and out of aircraft on their own - with no assistance (high step onto wing, deep step into aircraft and flexible enough to be able to slide into the seat). Must be able to understand and speak English fluently. The more ''fit'' a person is, the better they will be able to withstand the physical challenges of their flight.
What to Wear
Guest wear a flight suit on any of our air combat missions. Close-toed shoes, sunglasses a must.
- No Flight Experience Required
- Inflight Video Included
- Height maximum of 6' 6''
- Weight maximum of 240 lbs. (based on parachute limits)
- Age minimum of 15 years of age and a minimum of 100 lbs
3.5 - 4.5 hrs total - flight time 1 hr
Tuesdays through Saturdays all year long. NOTE - we start very early during the summer months due to the heat. We try to have all flying complete by 11:00am during the summer months.
**Price is per party, not individual person. You should always only input the number 1**
Call us for discount price if you have a group bigger than 5 people.
Departure Time & Location
Time to be determined upon booking flight. Times may vary. Select preferred flight session. They start as early as 5:45am from May 15-Sept 30 and 7:45am Oct 1-May 14. Meet at the Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA), 5865 South Sossaman Road, Mesa, Arizona 85212