Air Combat USA: Overview
An Unforgetable Experience!
Fighter Pilot for a Day
Air Combat USA, established in 1988, is the original civilian doffighting
school. We have flown more than 38,000 guest-pilot missions and have
been featured on television shows such as "The Apprentice"
and "Good Morning Americia". At Air Combat USA you actually
fly air-to-air combat. This is not a simulator. You take the stick of
our combat ready fighter/trainer and engage in aerial dogfighting. No
flying experience or pilot's license required. Your flight is recorded
on digital video cassette and is yours to keep.
Powerful, High-Performance Aircraft
The SIAI Marchetti SF260 is a current production, Italian-built, fighter
aircraft. It has a side-by-side seating arrangement, dual stick controls,
260 horsepower, can fly at 270 MPH, and is FAA certified to +6 / -3
G's. This amazing, fully aerobatic high-performance aircraft is capable
of withstanding the high-G, three dimensional, aerobatic environment
of the aerial combat arena. We are the only company in the industry
to use these aircraft exclusively on our nationwide tour of the United
States. For Califonia operations, Air Compat USA added the Extra 300L,
an aerobatic champion, to our flightline.
|"I've never experienced anything like my 'combat'
session. The pilot of the other Marchetti wasn't an auto parts
guy from New Jersey, he was the enemy. It's amazing to me how
quickly a marketing consultant can change into an aggressor.
Splash one auto parts guy on one of the best days of my life.
I'll be back."
Our instructor pilots come from both military and civilian ranks.
The instructor pilot's credentials are enviable, and our proven training
techniques will ensure that you learn the techniques as taught by
the military and have a great time doing it.
Ground School and Prebriefing
As our guest-pilot, you will be fitted with a flight suit, helmet,
parachute in preparation for your flight. During your ground school,
you will cover the tactical maneuvers required to get results during
your flight. The integrity of the Air Combat USA multi-phase program
is based on highly trained instructor pilots and a field tested course
outline. Each mission is tailored to your level of experience, ability
and aggressiveness, from armchair to ace. Whether you sign up for Phase
I or the Fighter Lead In Program, the course is designed to provide
you with a complete fighter pilot experience.
You're At The Controls
Having completed your ground school instruction, you are now ready to
roll back the canopy and climb into the cockpit of the SIAI Marchetti
aircraft alongside your instructor pilot. The side-by-side seating is
unique to this military aircraft and allows you to have more time at
the controls of the aircraft than tandem-style front/back seating. You
will fly the aircraft up to 90% of the time.
your Phase I mission, you will try your hand at formation flying and
practice the various maneuvers discussed in ground school until you
are comfortable with the plane. Then the real fun begins as you and
your instructor work as a team to out-smart, out-maneuver, and out-gun
your opponents through six "g-pulling" dogfights. A direct
hit will register through our patented electronic tracking system including
sound effects, and smoke will trail from the other aircraft. Three cockpit
cameras will record the action including a gunsight mounted camera that
capture the sights and sounds of every kill.
|'Fire now,' Mr. Armstrong said, 'Keep
firing. You can't run out of bullets.' An intermittent electronic
tone pierced the cockpit as the Marchetti fired its electronic bullets.
Then, as the other plane centered in the cross hairs, the tone became
continuous, indicating a hit, and a trail of smoke shot from under
When you return to home base after your flight, we will play back
the videos taken from each aircraft simultaneously for a chance to relive
your kills and view the dogfights from your opponent's perspective.
Your instructor pilot will offer suggestions and relate the flight activities
to the ground school theory, giving you even greater insight into the
art of aerial combat.
OR PRINT OUT THE AIR COMBAT BROCHURE
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