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Flight Experience in San Diego

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From $449.00

34 reviews   (4.85)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 30 minutes

Departs: San Diego, San Diego

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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For the ultimate San Diego adrenaline rush, fly like a fighter pilot and learn basic fighter maneuvering skills. You'll twist and turn through the air above the California desert for the experience of a lifetime.

What's Included

All local taxes and fee

Flight (based on option selected)

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must weigh a minimum of 80lbs (36 kilos) and a maximum of 265lb (130 kg / 19 stone) and maximum height of 6'6 (2 meters)
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you prefer a certain time, please list it in the special requirements field at check out
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wear comfortable clothing, shoes and socks are required
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult to sign the waver
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • No flight experience required
  • Per FAA regulations, all passenger must present photo ID at check in
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a high level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sky Combat Ace
• Recon: Ride along with an actual fighter pilot instructor in the most advanced aerobatic airplane in the world. Experience 10 minutes of thrilling basic aerobatic maneuvers and take in the beautiful views San Diego has to offer.
• Afterburner: YOU take the controls along with a certified flight instructor pilot and experience dynamic low level flying and aerobatics including loops, rolls, tail slides and more!
• Sky Combat: The adrenaline will be pumping on this aerial dog-fight! You and a friend can test your skills against each other. Under the supervision of highly trained fighter pilot instructors, you are at the controls, squeezing the trigger, scoring hits on your opponent. The latest technology is used to ensure the most realistic simulation possible!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


5 stars!
Squreshi01, 30-12-2022
Excellent establishment and friendly. Very accommodating and understanding. They accommodated my last minute changes to my booking. Def recommend! Thank you!
enparris, 22-12-2022
Omg where do I begin??? This was such a great experience! I purchased my voucher on Groupon for the Operation Recon experience (as an fyi the operation recon experience only occurs in El Cajon and you don’t get to fly over San Diego or the beach, and do some extra tricks). The afterburner (I think that’s what it’s called), is about 45 minutes long and takes you to those areas. Anyhow, I took an Uber to el cajón (about 30 min from San Diego). Though I was worried about not having a signal to get back, there was great service out there and plenty of drivers available. Once I arrived, I waited for a solid 30-45 minutes because the pilot was late flying in from doing a Vegas experience. There was no signage letting you know you’re in the right place, and we had to wait outside. Once we were told to come in, we signed waivers and completed paperwork and a few other things. Aaron was our pilot for the day who was pretty awesome. He was patient with us and gave us a solid overview of what to expect. I got to wear the suit and chose my call name. I took pics in front of the plane prior to departure. The flight itself was amazing and had all the bells and whistles (although the description makes it seem fairly plain Jane), we did all types of flips and tricks (though I couldn’t tell my up from down sometimes). The G’s are a serious thing and aren’t for the faint of heart. I survived and didn’t pass out like many others have (check out their Instagram for some epic videos) of different experiences. I decided to purchase my videos I think it was $100 or so for the unedited versions since it was the cheapest option and I can chop it up how I wanted to. I have about 10-15 minutes of video from each direction (they put a go pro behind you inside the plane, on the tip of the wing, and in front of you inside the plane). This was such a great experience and I can’t wait to experience this again in utahhhhhhh!!! DO NOT HESITATE TO BOOK! The price tag is a bit hefty but soooo worth it, especially for my adrenaline junkies, I SWEAR!!! Btw the pics don’t do it any justice, so go to their Instagram page to see what you’re in for!
Great to do, fun to participate
Tatyana_M, 19-12-2022
Doing acrobatics in the air and beautiful sunset over see and San Diego! Thank you team for my experience!
Should be illegal! Too fun!
Toad66, 02-04-2022
I did the Afterburner, with added aerobatics and extended flight. Overall, the experience was about what I expected, which is GOOD thing! I had read the reviews and was pretty pumped up, and the experience did not disappoint. After arrival and signing waivers and making payment, we went over safety procedures. My pilot was Will, and he explained how to eject and how to use the parachute. He also made it clear that safety is first and we did not plan on needing the 'chutes! Getting into the plane was a trip, it is a bit tight in there. I must say that I was not uncomfortable though. Seats are actually comfy, just getting in and out is a little tricky. I was a bit nervous but figured if old geezers and teenagers can do it, so can I! Flight aerobatics and maneuvers were a BLAST. Taking the stick is pretty amazing since a very small movement of the stick can translate to some pretty high G forces. You feel very powerful! However, it is up to you, you can fly as gently as you want, and you will be getting lots of support from the pilot, encouraging you and giving feedback. We did aileron spins, loops, barrel rolls, hammerheads, tailslides, tailspins (not inverted, that is where I drew the line!), and some sort of "tumbling" maneuver that sounded scary, and was trippy. The pilot takes their cues from you though, they won't do anything more than just what you want. Anyways, then we did some sightseeing. The San Diego bay was socked in with fog, so we went flying around some mountains. I swear I could reach out and touch them at times. We did "bombing run" and the pilot really when to great lengths to make it fun and exciting. Will said he was going to land "like a fighter pilot" and did a really tight turn on a dime to put us on the runway. Total flight was around 40 minutes I think. I was just starting to feel slightly queasy, but only very slightly. Overall, it was something I will never forget. I can't wait to see the vids.
Try this, and don't skim, get the extras. You won't regret it. If I get another bonus next year, I'm going again!

Don't forget to eat a medium sized meal maybe 1-2 hours before you go, and drink plenty fluids. it will cut down on any stomach issues.
Loved the experience....
Martin_D, 01-03-2022
Loved the experience. Very professional and safe yet laid back and fun. They run a great business and do a fantastic job. Highly recommend!