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Duration 1.5 - 3 Hours total/20 min flight
Departs from: Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA)
This 20 minute flight is the right one for you, if you are interested in aerobatics, but aren't quite ready to take the controls just yet. Upon your arrival at our squadron at Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff and your aerobatic instructor. You'll be briefed, then you and your instructor will gear up and strap in the aircraft. This exhilarating aerobatic flight will be an unforgettable adventure and because our instructors are experts, you'll be able to experience in the safest way possible.
Your mission profile begins with warm ups, progresses to basic aerobatic maneuvers, and then finishes with some advanced maneuvers. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the flight while our pilot does the work. According to your preference you can take it easy, or allow him to push the aircraft to the extreme. Let him know how far you want to go and he'll obey. The profile culminates in an intense high speed, low altitude pass down the runway. During that portion of the flight you'll "Wow" all who watch from the observation deck. Following the flight you'll be debriefed and the instructor will give an overview of your accomplishments. He'll play the in flight video for all to view and conclude with the presentation of your HERO photo. The in flight video is yours to take home and fighter combat gear and souvenirs are available for purchase. Come and enjoy the incredible experience of the Aerobatic Power Ride. It's a rush of adrenaline that you cannot duplicate any other way. The memories gained will be everlasting!
Type of Transportation
- Expert Instructor coaches you through maneuvers and sequences
- You have the opportunity to fly 75% of the flight
- No flight experience necessary
- This is NOT a simulator
- In flight Video CD included
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
For our aerobatic rides, we recommend that you dress comfortably (jeans or shorts & T-shirt), close-toed shoes, sunglasses a must, and jacket & gloves in the winter months.
- Pinnacle of aviation adventure, demonstrating and teaching precise aerobatic maneuvers and customized sequences
- Run through loops, rolls, tail slides, snap rolls tumbles, torque rolls, lomcevaks, extreme gyroscopic variations, hammerheads, inverted flight, advanced spins or anything else you've ever wanted to do in an aircraft
- Return to base for high speed pass above the runway
- Hero Photo and Certificate Package upon conclusion
- 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 Hours - flight time 20 min
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.
Departure Time & Location
Time to be determined upon booking flight. Select preferred flight session. Times may vary. 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