realistic aerial combat experience in the world!
Be a real TOP GUN Maverick for the day....
In the desert playground of Las Vegas,
Nevada, Sky Combat Ace (SCA) provides a completely different level of adrenaline. At SCA, you’re not just a passenger on a joy ride, you are a steely-eyed fighter pilot at the controls
of your very own “fighter jet”*, pulling Gs and squeezing the trigger. Of
course, they'll teach you everything you need to know about Basic Fighter Manoeuvres
(BFM) before you fly, so you have all the knowledge needed to successfully own
With over 10 professional fighter pilots on staff,
they have a cadre of highly experienced combat veterans that have flown
everything from the F-15 “Eagle” to the F-16 “Viper” to the A-10 “Warthog.” On
one sortie, you might fly with a former Air Force Thunderbird, on the next, a
fighter weapons school graduate, which is the Air Force’s version of Top Gun.
While the flying experience itself is thrilling
enough, SCA also offer a taste of what it’s like to be a “fighter jock” for
those who have ever dreamed of being a combat fighter pilot. To the maximum
extent possible, SCA give their “wingmen” a day in the life of the fighter
pilot. All SCA instructors are highly-trained current and former military
fighter pilots, so they will know first-hand how a fighter squadron looks and
feels. A typical mission profile includes a limo pick-up, in-processing at the
Squadron Orderly Room, where you'll be fitted with your own flight suit,
followed by a 1 ½ hour briefing on basic fighter manoeuvres.
After that, they'll strap on the brand new
state-of-the-art, +10g/-10g, fully aerobatic Extra 330LC and you are
thrust into the ultimate thrill ride. With a qualified Certified Flight
Instructor in back, you will be taught the art of aerial combat, complete with
high-g manoeuvring, military manoeuvring and the satisfaction of scoring a hit on
The whole engagement is caught on video by one of 4 mounted cameras, perfect for immortalising your first “kill” on a DVD. Of course, SCA utilises all of the latest technology to give you the most realistic simulation possible, including a gun reticle, an electronic targeting system that triggers “smoke on”, and complete visual coverage from 4 different angles including repeater displays in both the front and back seats.
After several engagements, the 2-ship returns to base in formation, pitching out to land from a Thunderbird style arrival with the Las Vegas Strip as an unforgettable backdrop. Once you return from your adventure, you will then truly appreciate the meticulously renovated hangar and “squadron bar” that celebrates the history of combat aviation with colourful murals, scale models and of course, decorated with SCA's fleet of high performance aircraft.
Once settled in, the “beer light” comes on and you will be treated to a full bar and complimentary hors’ de oeuvres, where Flight leads and wingmen swap stories, play pool, shoot darts and share the special camaraderie that only exists between pilots after a successful mission.
Much too soon for some, the limo will return you back to your hotel with souvenirs in hand and memories that will last a lifetime.
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*The planes used are not fighter jets. The aircraft used are Extra
330LC aerobatic aircraft equipped with special features to simulate aerial dogfights with lasers
and smoke effects.
Some info on these planes :
- the safest and most versatile fully aerobatic aircraft
on the market
- 330 hp engine propels the super lightweight,
carbon-fiber airframe through the air at over 200 mph (+10/-10G’s)
- the Extra 300 is known for its durable construction
and easy handling and favored by world-renowned aerobatic pilots such as Sean Tucker and Rob Holland
The Extra 330LC’s that Sky Combat Ace has are upgraded with :
custom optical targeting system
video recording from one of four separate camera