Air Combat USA
What is Air Combat USA?
What do you get the guy who has everything? If you’re surrounded by everything you need and plenty that you want, what’s next? How about an experience? Unique experiences never go out of style, and Air Combat USA offers one of the coolest experiences you can find.
Imagine yourself flying through the air in an actual fighter aircraft, scanning the skies around you for the enemy aircraft you know is also searching for you. Finally you see him at your 2 o’clock and the game is on as you maneuver up, down and around in an attempt to get in position for the perfect shot that will give you the dogfight victory. You lock him into your sights, squeeze the trigger and watching the smoke envelope him as you take him down and out of the fight. You bank hard and head away in search of another target. You are the Top Gun today!
The mission at Air Combat USA is to provide an extraordinary fighter pilot experience to the masses. With more than 20 years of experience and more than 48,000 pilots who have flown, Air Combat USA sets the standard and is the largest, most recognized air combat school in the world.
Air Combat’s patented tracking system verifies your air-to-air “kills” and includes an on-board high-end multi-camera system to record the entire experience for playback later. You will be blown away by how real the experience is. As the school says, “Everything is real … except the bullets!”
Guest pilots in the program fly actual military fighters with licensed fighter pilots in the cockpit with them for the flight. A pilot’s license is not required for a guest to participate in the program.
Air Combat USA offers several different packages and programs for participants. The Phase I Basic Air Combat Maneuvers program lasts 2 ½ to 3 hours and lets you experience the thrill of flying a fighter in air combat. You will be fitted with the proper gear, fully briefed in ground school and will fly five or six combat engagements. Your flight will be recorded on an SD card and reviewed in a flight debriefing.
The Fighter Lead-In program lasts six hours and will teach you more advanced maneuvers, including formations, rolls, pursuits and more. You will fly two separate missions with this package.
In the Top Gun Challenge Package, you and nine of your friends or colleagues pair up to fly one mission that is scored. The top two scorers then compete in a shoot-off round where one emerges as the Top Gun!
Buy Air Combat USA packages
Air Combat USA is located in Fullerton, CA, and they offer programs in various locations around the United States. Check their website for the latest dates, locations and details. The Phase 1 Basic Air Combat Maneuvers program costs $1,395 per person. The Fighter Lead-In program runs $2,095 per person and the Top Gun Challenge packages costs $13,950 for ten people – perfect for a bachelor party, corporate event or just an outing with your friends. Call to check out the coolest experience of your life today!