Aerobatic Thrill Ride
Gillespie Field - El Cajon, CA
Thursday through Monday - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
*5:00 PM flights run Mid-April through Mid-October
Experience a high energy, high adventure aerobatic thrill ride pulling up to 8 Gs and feeling the rush of doing aerobatic maneuvers in the skies above San Diego!
- Fly aboard an Extra 330LC - the safest and most versatile aerobatic aircraft on the market
- Friendly and experienced FAA Certified Pilots with 10-20 years experience, many of whom are former Air Force pilots
- Pull up to 8 times the force of gravity while doing aerobatic maneuvers like loops, rolls, stalls and spins
- Experience the ultimate aerial thrill!
Prepare to experience flying in a way unlike any other, upside down several thousand feet in the sky!
You'll be riding aboard an Extra 330 LC, an exceptional plane for aerobatic flying.
Once you climb aboard with your FAA Certified Pilot, you'll strap in and prepare for the ultimate rush. After take-off your pilot will fly you to the pinnacle of extreme aviation adventure, demonstrating precise aerobatic maneuvers or sequences.
Choose between the 10 minute Operation Recon Ride and the 20 minute Afterburner Ride.
Operation Recon Ride
The Operation Recon Ride is for those that might be feeling a little bit of trepidation or perhaps just want to test the waters. On this low level ride you will experience aileron rolls, loops, barrel rolls and hammerhead stalls. The perfect introduction to aerobatics!
On the Afterburner Ride you'll experience loops, rolls, stalls or spins and will pull up to 8 Gs. As you progress through some of the more basic maneuvers, you'll then move on to some advanced airshow acrobatics including hammerheads and tumbling!
- Fuel fee is included in the package price
- Participants must weigh between 80 - 265 pounds and be between 4' and 6'6" in height
Includes a 15 minute briefing on aerobatics and approximately 12-15 minutes of flight time for the Operation Recon Ride and 15-18 minutes of flight time for the Afterburner Ride.
1 participant per aircraft.
Spectators are allowed and may attend the briefing with participants, take pictures, and relax in the hanger during the flight. The hanger is equipped with lounge sofas, tables, a pool table, darts, foosball and an aviation museum.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Shoes and socks required.
For this experience it is recommended to request bookings at least 21 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, any rescheduling must be done within 72 hours advance notice. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
Will I get air sick?
This flight mission begins with the basic maneuvers and works up to the more advanced moves. Throughout the flight, participants are encourage to communicate their comfort level. Breaks between maneuvers to give your stomach a chance to catch up are allowed.
What are the height and weight requirements?
Participants must be at least 4' and no more than 6'6" in height. They must weigh between 80 and 265 pounds and in overall good physical health.
Do I need flying experience?
No experience is necessary! You'll be able to control the dual flight controls throughout the flight and feel the thrill of flying for yourself!
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"It almost seemed like the pilot was purposely intending to make me sick in an effort to make me request for the flight to be cut short. After only 1 minute of leaving the ground, the maneuvers started, and there was little to no break from one maneuver to another. Flight time was less than 8 minutes, the $300.00 video was only 7:11 minutes long, which represents how short the flight was compared to what is advertised. The Cloud 9 Living advertisement states 25 minutes for actual flight time, instructor states 15 minutes long, and yet I was in the air for less than 10. Since there was no cancellation allowed when faced with this situation, we got screwed out of the almost $800.00 for a flight and video package that we had to purchase before I could even get in the plane. He informed me that you are misrepresenting the flight time on your website. A very disappointing experience for what could have been a great 50th birthday gift."