Aurora Municipal Airport, Sugar Grove, IL
Year-round, 7 days a week
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- 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!
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 hp 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.
No flying experience 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
1 per plane
Allowed, you can watch the plane take off and land.
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.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel or reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
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.
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.
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.
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"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. "
"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"