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Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego

  • Fly over San Diego during a Top Gun and Air Combat experience
  • Learn basic flight maneuvering skills from a trained fighter pilot
  • Choose from multiple departures to easily fit this tour into your schedule
Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego
From US$528.99
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11am; Afterburner Flight
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11am departure for the Afterburner Flight
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5pm; Top Gun Flight
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Find out what it’s like to be a fighter pilot during a high-intensity flight over San Diego. Learn basic flight maneuvering skills as you speed, twist, and turn through the sky, and enjoy aerial views of the mountains, desert, and San Diego skyline. Upgrade to include dynamic low level flying, aerobatic maneuvers, and more time in the sky; or suit up and learn to fly the plane yourself.
What to Expect
Recon: This 10-minute flight takes you low over the beautiful mountains and valleys of San Diego on an adrenaline-pumping flight. Catch great views of the surrounding sights and see the San Digeo skyline from above!

Afterburner: After being picked up by van from select locations in San Diego and transported to Gillespie Field, you'll have a 15-minute briefing on aerobatics. You'll ride along with a pilot and experience dynamic low level flying and basic aerobatics including loops, rolls and stalls.

Top Gun Experience: Upgrade to the Top Gun experience and you'll fly the plane! After your arrival at Gillespie Field, you'll have a 30-minute briefing in aerobatics and high-G maneuvering with your pilot.Then you'll suit up and begin your 30-minute Top Gun flight. Fly with an actual fighter pilot and learn the art of basic fighter maneuvering. You'll fly in the most advanced aerobatic airplane in the world, the Extra 330LC. With a certified flight instructor in back, you are taught aerial combat skills, complete with high-G maneuvering and military maneuvers. You'll do basic low-level maneuvering and aerobatics including loops, rolls, stalls and spins before ending with advanced aerobatics like snaps rolls, hammerheads and tumbling.

Air Combat Experience: Upgrade to the Air Combat tour for up to 50-minutes in the air! Bring your buddy and you can test your skills against each other. Under the supervision of a highly trained fighter pilot instructor, you are the one at the controls, you are the one squeezing the trigger and you get the satisfaction of scoring a hit on your opponent. SCA utilizes all of the latest technology to give the wingman the most realistic simulation possible, including a gun reticle, an electronic targeting system that triggers “smoke on”, and complete visual coverage from 4 different angles including repeater displays in both the front and back seats.

After your flight, relax at the SCA hanger and swap stories with actual combat fighter pilots. This experience, from start to finish, is truly unforgettable.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2018
Truly Amazing!

The flight was far, far more exciting than I had imagined. Everything from the SCA facilities to the plane to the ride was first class! And, actually getting a chance to fly aerobatics is a thrill that will bring a smile to my lips for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vpr2018
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This was an epic experience, definitely 20 minutes of my life that I'll never forget. The team was super professional and the flight was incredible, thanks Jared. Thanks to Sky Combat Ace for pulling off this company and giving us the opportunity to fly like...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The Most Fun we have ever had! The thrill of flying an airplane with the performance and capability of the Extra is exhilarating. I have 15,000 hours flying airplanes, and have never had so much fun.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank blewskyz737
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile
Incredible Experience

BEST. EXPERIENCE. EVER. Tiffany and the team at SCA were an absolute joy to work with and provided me and my group of 15 with an experience we will never forget! As the coordinator of our group incentive, I was tasked with finding an exciting...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Connor J
Reviewed 23 November 2015
Seriously Insane!

I recently took on the Top Gun experience at Sky Combat Ace in San Diego. I was lucky enough to meet "Tex" the founder, and ace pilot and his awesome wife "Red Rose". I have to admit I was nervous all day. I was worried...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Brian r
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