Make their Top Gun dreams a reality! They'll be doing dog fighting, rolls, and soaring through the air. Our flight instructors are almost all ex-military, and several hail from some of the most prestigious flight training schools in the armed forces.
"I was a little nervous, but was put at ease as soon as I walked in the door. The debriefing with my pilot was very helpful, but nothing could have prepared me for the feeling I would later experience as the G's kicked in! It was crazy intense! I got through the whole flight before I finally lost it and my pilot kindly turned off the camera as I threw up in the provided barf bags. I would recommend taking tissues or napkins up with you, just in case this happens to you, too. I was surprised I got sick, because I'm usually fine on roller coasters and such, but this plane ride affected me like nothing I've ever experienced before. Before the flight, my pilot explained everything to me and although I was paying attention to his every word, it was a bit overwhelming. I worried I would forget everything once we were in the air. And I did - but, it didn't matter because my pilot coached me through every maneuver. It was simply awesome!"
"SCA only has (2) planes so if you want to do a dogfight you have to have one other person. Luckily, there was someone who wanted to dogfight at the time I requested. Rescheduling would have been a hassled for me. Also, the video and picture packages where outrageous! They take your cell phone away so you can't take pictures of anything."
"Awesome! Best experience I have had in a long time! Instructor was friendly and knowledgeable. Had a blast!!!"
Yes, ANYONE Can Be A Fighter Pilot, At Least For One Day!
We all know at least one person who has dreamed of prowling the skies at the controls of a super fast fighter plane, relentlessly searching for bogies high and low. And we all know there was a moment, somewhere between the 500th viewing of Top Gun and the end of high school where that person realized just how hard it is to become a real-life fighter pilot.
Well, this Cloud 9 Living experience is for that person in your life who has always wanted to fly a bona fide attack aircraft in a dogfight...even if that person is you!
Don't worry, just about ANYONE can enjoy this truly amazing experience, including:
- Anyone over the age of 14
- Anyone under 250 lbs.
- Anyone under 6' 7"
- Anyone with ZERO flying experience
- And yes, people who are colorblind!
Who You Get To Fly With
If you're thinking about sending your flying fanatic loved one up in the air to be a fighter pilot then we understand you might be wondering: exactly how safe is this, anyway?
Answer: VERY SAFE. The flight instructors with whom you'll fly are almost all ex-military, and several hail from some of the most prestigious flight training schools in the armed forces. The Italian-made (think Ferrari with wings) SIAI Marchetti aircraft is a modern production model designed specifically for air combat maneuvers.
Don't Worry, You (Probably) Won't Get Motion Sickness
Unfortunately we can't GUARANTEE that the lucky person you're sending up to defend the skies in aerial combat defenitely won't get sick...BUT our flight instructors say less than 10% of the new pilots they take up on maneuvers end up with an upset stomach.
Why? Well, it definitely helps that you are in control of the aircraft, which means you have direct control over how far to push the plane and your stomach. Another factor is that you have been trained to focus on one thing: finding and vanquishing bogies. That focus means less watching the horizon, which can be very disorienting, and more placing your opponent carefully in the crosshairs.
This experience is truly one-of-a-kind, and something your lucky gift recipient won't soon forget. It's truly amazing that this flight school has made a fighter pilot experience available and safe for just about anyone, and here at Cloud 9 Living we can safely say this is easily one of our most popular experiences.
So what are you waiting for? Gift it today!
You can give the wannabe aviator you know a fighter pilot experience at many airports across the country.
Please note, however, that fighter pilot experiences are not at all of these airports at the same time; rather, they travel to each airport on a set schedule, so you will need to book your experience well in advance.
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