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.
"This was the best birthday gift I have ever recieved. A once in a lifetime experience, the pilot was very down to earth and very informative"
"This was an experience of a lifetime that gave me new respect for the pilots in all the wars that have helped to protect our freedoms. The pilots were so knowledgeable and friendly. They gave a great briefing of the experience and then provided an awesome run up in the air. I paid for two trips up but had no idea that I might feel a little "different" after experiencing g force for the first time. The pilots were great about being patient and talking to me. Ultimately, I called it a day, but the experience was still top notch and totally worth it! I recommend this to everyone who wants to experience "the need for speed!""
"The "Fighter Pilot for a Day" is without a doubt the best present I have ever received and probably ever will! Everyone at the Fullerton Ca. location, scheduler, management and crew were extremely professional. The aircraft itself was so responsive I could not believe the things it could do and have you still feel safe. The crew even took time after the flight to take pictures for us and with us. Just a great all around experience! Thank you guys and thank you Melinda my wife and best friend for 40 years! love ya! Bob Henry Pomona N.J."
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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