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Fly like a Fighter Pilot

Mesa, AZ

Item #: AIR-PHX-0005
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Learn how to outwit, out fly, and out gun your opponent as you whip your way through the combat field, the sky, during this air combat mission around Phoenix!

  • FAA certified instructors are real military NATO fighter pilots with vast flying experience
  • Fly a German-built, FAA certified Extra 300L Aerobatic Aircraft
  • Complete 5 G's pulling air combat engagements utilizing offensive and defensive tactics against your opponent
  • Cameras on the plane will record every engagement
  • Slide into the cockpit for a realistic, adrenaline pumping air combat experience!
Mesa, AZ
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January and February:
Tuesday through Saturday -8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
March through Mid-May:
Monday through Friday -8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mid-May through September:
Monday through Friday -6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
October through December:
Monday through Friday -8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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    Essential Information
    • No flying experience required
    • A pilot will accompany you in the plane, but you will fly up to 75% of the time
    • Participants must be at least 15 years old, no taller than 6'6", and weigh no more than 250 lbs (based on parachute limits)
    2.5 - 3.5 hours with either 30 or 60 minutes of flight time.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    One participant per flight. Up to 12 flights per day
    Allowed. Children under 12 will not be allowed in briefing area during briefings.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable and casual clothing. Flight suit and helmet provided.

    For this experience, our partners are taking added measures to help ensure that they do their best to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are screening participants prior to entering the building to determine if anyone has been exposed to COVID-19 or has symptoms and should reschedule. Our partners are also implementing temperature checks for all customers and staff when arriving at the facility. They have also rearranged classroom seating to be socially distant. All high-touch surfaces and common areas are being sanitized with disinfectant prior to customer arrival. Aircrafts are being sanitized between each use. Our partners kindly ask that all participants wear a mask for the duration of their experience. Failure to bring and wear a mask may result in not being permitted to enter the building or fly. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    What is included in the 60-minute experience that's not included in the 30 minute?

    The 30 Minute Lesson is designed to teach you the basics of modern air combat maneuvering, both offensive and defensive, and engage in actual air-to-air combat.

    The 60 Minute Lesson is more advanced. This experience includes everything in the 30 Minute Intro program plus 3 scored competition engagements for the prestigious "Top Gun", "Aero God" and "G-Monger awards, as well as unlimited aerobatics.

    What are the requirements for participation?

    Participants must be at least 15 years old, no taller than 6'6", and weigh no more than 250 lbs.

    What type of aircraft will I fly in?

    Your mission will be flown in an Extra 300L, a high performance aerobatic airplane.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    Cancellation Policy

    All bookings for this Experience are final, no exchanges are allowed. If a cancellation is made 72 hours or more prior to your booked date, you will be able to reschedule. If a cancellation is made less than 72 hours prior to your booked date, you will lose the value of your experience.

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