Aerobatic Thrill Ride

From: $360   Region: Chicago (View all 66 Chicago experiences)


Aurora Municipal Airport - Sugar Grove, IL


Daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability

This high energy, high adventure aerobatic flight will allow you to experience the wonder of aviation in a German built Extra 300, a world class aerobatic aircraft.
  • EXTRA 300: The highest performance certified aerobatic aircraft in the world
  • FAA certified instructors
  • Loops, hammerheads, inverted flight, the cuban eight, tail slides, torque rolls, accelerated flat spins and more
  • A hard-charging, fun-filled, aerial adventure where you even get to take the controls!

More detailed description >

Your aircraft is the Extra 300, choice of many of the top aerobatic performers and competitors around the world. Built in Germany, this aircraft is the perfect blend of substantial power, with its 300 horsepower engine and sleek lines formed in its all carbon fiber construction.

The Extra is fast and possesses superb handling characteristics in all phases of flight. It's like a Ferrari with wings!

Upon arrival at the Aurora Municipal Airport, you will be greeted by your expert instructor pilot. After being fully briefed and properly attired in a flight suit, helmet and parachute, you will step into the aircraft and strap in for an electrifying experience.

Your mission profile begins with advanced handling and warm-ups, then progresses through aerobatic maneuvers from basic to advanced. Your instructor will demonstrate how to fly each maneuver and then you take the controls to try the maneuver yourself.

From mild to wild, you decide how far you want to go. Returning to the airport, you will fly the overhead approach favored by fighter pilots.

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • No flying experience is required
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old, no taller than 6'2" and weigh no more than 250 pounds

30 and 40 minute flight options

Maximum Participants:
This flight is for 1 student only.

Spectators are welcome to watch the take-off and landing!

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend dressing in layers and avoiding windbreakers as they tend to fill with air.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling a date and confirming a booking for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 5 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel or reschedule at least 5 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. What should I eat before the flight?
    Eat as you normally do, skipping a meal before a flight is the best way to ensure that you feel airsick.  It is a good idea to avoid dairy or acidic foods immediately before a flight, but no matter what your instructor pilot will ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.
  2. What should I wear?
    Wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes.  The aircraft does not have a heater so if it is cool wear layers.  We will give you a flight suit to wear over your clothes during the flight.
  3. Can I bring a GoPro with me on the flight?
    They do not allow cameras in the aircraft.  If they get loose and damage the canopy it costs $20,000 to replace.  There is a digital video of the flight available for $60 with their handwired system.

Customer Reviews:

  • Aerobatic Thrill Ride

  • September 08, 2014

  • 5

  • Chicago

"Greatest experience ever!!! Having had no previous time flying a plane myself, the instructor walked me through every stunt imaginable and let me personally operate the plane for as much of it as I wanted. Literally, outside of take off and the landing, the possibilities are endless and you are in control. Of course, if anything goes wrong or you want a master pilot to really get your blood pumping, he was willing and able to take over and show you how amazing the plane actually is. Being nervous was only natural leading up to the date but, most exhilarating experience ever is what you receive as soon as you get in the air. Ever seen an air race on TV? These stunt planes do a combination of that and the best air shows around the country, only this time, you get the best seat in the house. Thank you so much for the experience Cloud 9, can't wait for my next adventure. Sincerely, Declan Duggan. "

  • Aerobatic Thrill Ride

  • September 19, 2013

  • 5

  • Chicago

"This was a super experience from the time I met my pilot, Steven, to when we were back on the ground reviewing the video made during my flight. His entire focus was on what I wanted to do to assure I had the best and safest experience possible within my comfort zone. Steven had the controls during take-off and landing, and when demonstrating aerobatic maneuvers I flew subsequently. All other times I was at the controls flying the plane, well over half our time aloft and far more than I anticipated. The Extra 300L was an absolute joy to fly. "

  • Aerobatic Thrill Ride

  • September 12, 2011

  • 5

  • Chicago

"This was the second best birthday Gift that I've ever received(1st being the birth of my youngest son, who was born the day after my birthday)!!! I was at a loss for words. My instructor was Ted, and he ensured that I was informed and comfortable from the initial phone call. I have told everyone about my experience and all were in complete awe!!! I have always dreamt of flying, and you Guys assisted with making this dream come true....THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! Sincerely, Drake"