Become a Top Gun by emerging victorious from this advanced air combat mission! No experience is required for this flight profile, but be prepared to show everyone what you've got. This experience includes eight air combat engagements, including three scored neutral-engagements for the prestigious Top Gun, Aero God and G-Monger awards, as well as unlimited aerobatics, all on a world-class German-built and FAA-certified Extra 300L!
Get ready for the most authentic advanced air combat experience anywhere! At the time of booking, you will receive an air combat tactics manual to review prior to your adventure. Upon arrival at the squadron, you will be greeted by friendly staff, receive your customized leather call sign, and get suited up in your flight gear. Fully briefed on modern tactical air combat maneuvers, you and your fighter pilot instructor will step to the aircraft to get strapped in for your mission. The flight profile begins with a formation take-off to the training area where you'll warm-up with advanced handling, weapons usage and basic aerobatic maneuvers. The first five g-pulling air combat engagements utilize both offensive and defensive tactics against your opponent. Then it's combat time for three adrenaline-pumping scored neutral head-on engagements against the adversary. The mission culminates by splitting from your opponent to fly unlimited aerobatics under instructor guidance. An exciting formation high-speed low-altitude pass down the runway marks your arrival to base and impresses family and friends watching from the observation deck. The mission is debriefed with an overview by the instructors while simultaneously playing both videos for all to view the flight first-hand.
Escape ordinary travel routines at Courtyard Phoenix Mesa, which offers easy access to top local attractions including the Mesa Convention Center, Hohokam Stadium, Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa Arts Center and Sloan Park. Unique among hotels in Mesa, the Courtyard features its signature Bistro, where you can dine morning or night on fresh fare paired with specialty Starbucks beverages or evening cocktails. During downtime, get your heart racing in the on-site fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights, take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub, or unwind with friends (or your favorite book) on the peaceful patio space. As the sun sets, retreat to a spacious guest room featuring complimentary wireless Internet access, comfortable work spaces and flat-panel TVs with premium cable channels.
Your Top Gun Experience includes:
• 3 days/2 nights accommodations at Courtyard Phoenix Mesa
• All room-related taxes
• 1 fighter pilot mission experience for 1 person on the Extra 300L Aerobatic Aircraft, including briefing on the Rules of Engagement, the physiological effects of G-forces, practice with formation flying, basic maneuvers, 8 air combat engagements, and debriefing afterwards
• An inflight video
• Free concierge reservation service
Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds and be no taller than 6ft 6in. Pilot's license is not required. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.