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Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego provided by Sky Combat Ace

Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego

Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego
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from R 7 644,70 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Afterburner: Ride along with a pilot and experience dynamic low level flying and basic aerobatics including loops, rolls and stalls! Top Gun: You fly the plane! Fly with an actual fighter pilot instructor in the most advanced aerobatic airplane in the world. Learn aerial combat skills, complete with high-G and military maneuvers and aerobatics including loops, rolls, stalls and spins. End with advanced aerobatics like snap rolls, hammerheads & tumbling. Air Combat: The adrenaline will be pumping on this aerial dog-fight! You and a friend can test your skills against each other. Under the supervision of highly trained fighter pilot instructors, you are at the controls, squeezing the trigger, scoring hits on your opponent. The latest technology is used to ensure the most realistic simulation possible!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38222TOPGUN
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Flight (based on option selected) • All local taxes and fee
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
30m
Departure details
San Diego, San Diego, California
Inclusions
Flight (based on option selected) • All local taxes and fee
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
San Diego, San Diego, California
Duration
30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you prefer a certain time, please list it in the special requirements field at check out
No flight experience required
Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must weigh a minimum of 80lbs (36 kilos) and a maximum of 265lb (130 kg / 19 stone) and maximum height of 6'6 (2 meters)
Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult to sign the waver
Per FAA regulations, all passenger must present photo ID at check in
Wear comfortable clothing, shoes and socks are required
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
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5.0
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Noreen W
1 contribution
Awesome!
Oct 2020
It was great! I was a little nervous but Tim was great and once we got up there, it was an experience like no other. Had a blast!
Written 11 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amber R
1 contribution
One in a lifetime experience
Aug 2020 • Couples
It was definitely a one in a lifetime experience. Our pilot was absolutely amazing. And the staff was super friendly and inviting. We will absolutely be back for another adventure. Would definitely recommend for everyone !!!!
Written 16 August 2020
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JON W
2 contributions
THE ABSOLUTE BEST
Aug 2019
I would give them 50 stars if possible. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Sure I was a little nervous heading out there and even before performing my first maneuver. To be honest I wasn't sure it was going to work... I not only crushed the aerobatics but had a blast doing it. Tim my pilot was super helpful and made me feel at ease from the get go. And to echo what everyone else says.... get the video. Splurge and get the video. THANK YOU SCA
Written 9 August 2019
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Mandy J
2 contributions
AWESOME!!!
Jul 2019 • Couples
I bought this experience as a present for my husband. He flew two days ago and he hasn’t stopped smiling since he get off of the plane. This really was an amazing adventure and we fully recommend it.
Written 21 July 2019
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Greg
1 contribution
Unbelievable
Jul 2019 • Family
This is everything you could possibly imagine. I took my teenagers they had the best time ever. There is NOTHING about this experience that is not WORLD CLASS FUN. THE COOLEST THING EVER!!!My wife and I are going back to do ourselves.
Written 18 July 2019
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David R
1 contribution
Great Experience
Jun 2019 • Solo
I had a great time flying with the crew in San Diego. From the moment I got there, everything was very professional and they looked after my wife and daughter while I was in the air. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I would highly recommend.
Written 23 June 2019
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ZindagiBella
Chino, CA19 contributions
Exceeds Expectation... tailored for anyone from a thrill ride to a fun ride!!!
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is my second time with SCA, last time I did the Afterburner experience and this time my boyfriend did the Top Gun experience (like the afterburner but he was able to fly too!!). From start to finish they’ve been organized, flexible, and quickly responsive to any questions and providing updates. These guys have it dialed in!

We arrived early to the cafe and let SCA know. We were cool to just hang out till our pilot arrived but they contacted the pilot and he was able to meet us almost immediately to get the adventure started.

Tim, our pilot, was friendly, knowledgeable, and made us/my boyfriend feel safe and well prepared for the flight. He offered us options before the flight too which I how I learned about that flight and I upgraded on the spot (well done on the sales Tim) it was Ssooo worth it.

SCA was great that we got some great photos with the package. We fool some on the ground with our phones, but the SCA video and photos are great quality and will capture this awesome experience for years to come. (When I flew with SCA a couple years ago I passed on the video and regret it, especially after seeing my boyfriends video) The video is WORTH it folks!!!

So basically, if your thinking about doing this! Do it!!! There is a type of flight for everyone, casual sightseeing, adventure seeker, and those that wanna try to fly. Thank you SCA and I can’t wait to come back and fly again sometime!
Written 16 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for sharing your Sky Combat Ace experience with others here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and are honored that you would recommend us to others.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SMP199
2 contributions
An absolute Must!
Mar 2019 • Family
This was an awesome experience. Spent the afternoon at the Air
Combat Experience with my daughter and the professional pilot and support team in San Diego. My daughter had the full Top Gun experience and absolutely loved every minute of her time in the air. Neither of us will ever forget the experience of actually flying the plane through some serious maneuvers and the feeling of those g-forces pushing you into the seat. The team was terrific and extremely professional making for the absolute best experience possible. Something we both thought would be a once in a life-time opportunity but now we both plan to go again as soon as possible!
Written 25 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We strive to make lifetime memories and we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience! We will see you soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

vpr2018
Waterloo, Canada2 contributions
Truly Amazing!
Sep 2018 • Friends
The flight was far, far more exciting than I had imagined. Everything from the SCA facilities to the plane to the ride was first class! And, actually getting a chance to fly aerobatics is a thrill that will bring a smile to my lips for years to come. "Kevlar" did a fantastic job of talking me through rolls & loops & stalls.
This was an experience that's as good as it gets!
Written 26 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patrick D
San Diego, CA4 contributions
YEAH, IT'S THAT GOOD
Apr 2018 • Couples
This was an epic experience, definitely 20 minutes of my life that I'll never forget. The team was super professional and the flight was incredible, thanks Jared. Thanks to Sky Combat Ace for pulling off this company and giving us the opportunity to fly like this - priceless & we'll remember it forever!
Written 10 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Awesome
Did this for my son’s 19th birthday. He said this was the most awesome experience of his entire life. He is still s
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Unique experience
Excellent experience, fantastic pilot, if you're interested in unique experiences, absolutely do it.
LoveTravel149466
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Kick in the pants
Excellent experience professional staff, well maintained aircraft competent pilots. I recommend for any and all ad
Zl009
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UNBELIEVABLE
This experience has by far been one of the best I’ve ever had. Not to mention the pilot Scott was excellent. He rea
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Awesome
Awesome can’t stop thinking about it had a great time what a great experience Scott is an amazing pilot he makes it
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Looking for an Extreme adventure look no further skycombat ace is it.
This is a most Extreme adventure I enjoyed Every minute in that super fast Extra 300 Plane. Thank you skycombat ace
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h2oski_kelly
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Exhilarating fun
My brother and I had flights with the San Diego Sky Combat Ace. I did the 'Operation Recon' and my brother did the
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Great experience
Great experience..... definitely a bucket list item people need to try.... It diffenitly is a bit pricey so be pre
BoardingPass257937
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Amazing, far exceeded my expectations
I did the Top Gun experience for my Birthday on the last day of my Business trip and it was amazing. These guys ha
haley3332019
haley3332019
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Fun experience, way overpriced (video)
The flight was awesome and the instructor was cool. You’ll never get an experience like this one from anywhere else
Ned C
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"I Feel the Need, The Need for Speed!" OUTRAGEOUS EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND!!!
I had the pleasure of doing a ride along with "Pilot Tex" who was exceptional in every way! Our flight was smooth,
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Top shelf!
What a great adrenaline rush! There’s nothing else that comes close to living on the edge of this action packed exp
marcobH6452OD
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Amazing Experience!
Booked this event for my husbands birthday. He loves the adrenaline rush so this was perfect for him. Everything th
Kristie V
Kristie V
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Top Gun
My son had a great experience. He is 15 and we felt very comfortable letting him go up with the instructor. The i
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An awesome experience!
The experience was a huge rush of adrenaline! It's a must do if you're a thrill enthusiast and love being high in t
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