Fly a Fighter Jet - Top Gun package

Clearwater, FL

Item #: AIR-TAM-0030
From: $6600
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Find out what it feels like to fly like a fighter pilot and man the controls during this 60-minute Fly a Fighter Jet experience near Tampa!

  • Fly with a top-rated provider, in business for over 16 years
  • Take to the skies in a L-39 Albatros jet, a popular training aircraft known for its maneuverability and excellent safety record
  • Experience the intense pull of g-forces as you perform maneuvers like barrel rolls, Cuban eights and more
  • Live out your wildest dreams and Fly like a Fighter Pilot!
Clearwater, FL - Exact location to be confirmed by your Pilot.
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Tuesday through Sunday - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
*Pending pilot and aircraft availability

Essential Information
  • No prior flight experience necessary
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old to fly with parental consent
  • Participants need to be in good health (e.g. no serious back problems, high blood pressure controlled by medication, not pregnant)
  • Participants cannot exceed 300 pounds and/or 6'5" 
  • Flight suit, helmet, and water will be provided
Total experience lasts about 3 hours with approximately 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
1 participant and instructor per plane
Spectators are welcome to observe from nearby.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event that the flight is cancelled due to weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Leather boots or hiking shoes are recommended, but sneakers are also fine. You will also want to bring a spare t-shirt for after your flight.
Do I need prior flight experience?

No experience is necessary! Your expert pilot will make sure you have the knowledge and confidence you need before handing over the controls of the jet. 

Do I have to fly the plane?

Not necessarily! You and your expert flight instructor will come up with a flight plan prior to take-off. At this time, you can discuss whether you'd like to try some aerobatic maneuvers and/or if you'd like to man the controls yourself. A flight in a fighter jet is a rare opportunity and it's entirely up to you how you want to enjoy it!

What are the age and health requirements to fly?

You must be at least 16 years old to fly with parental consent. You also need to be in good health (e.g. no serious back problems, high blood pressure controlled by medication, not pregnant). The weight limit is 300 pounds and height limit is 6'5" for the experience. 

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

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation no refunds will be given. However, cancellations and rescheduling can be done with at least 7 days' notice prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel or reschedule at least 7 days prior to your booked flight, will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 1 reviews.
Chip made the entire experience AWESOME!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi there, This experience sounds absolutely INCREDIBLE. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to fly in a fighter jet, not to mention actually take the controls of one! Amazing, adrenalizing, and thrilling are just a of couple words that I would use to describe this once in a lifetime experience. I am so glad to hear that Chip provided you with an unforgettable day. I will be sure to let him know that he exceeded your expectations! Cheers, Elizabeth
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