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Address: 3815 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone Number: 714-525-7590
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Description: Air Combat USA, established in 1988, is the ORIGINAL civilian dog fighting...
Air Combat USA, established in 1988, is the ORIGINAL civilian dog fighting school. We are the innovators of air combat training for civilians. We set the standard for program design and execution, offering a fighter pilot experience second to none. Our guest pilots fly real military fighters alongside licensed fighter pilots. All aircraft are outfitted with high-end digital multi-camera systems to capture your fighter pilot experience. You do not need a pilot’s license to be a Fighter Pilot for a Day!®
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Total kick in the pants!

I have been wanting to fly with Air Combat USA for a long time and I got my chance last week. What a total kick in the pants! My Instructor Pilot was great and talked me through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have been wanting to fly with Air Combat USA for a long time and I got my chance last week. What a total kick in the pants! My Instructor Pilot was great and talked me through each engagement and we actually pulled 5 Gs on two maneuvers. I just wished it had lasted longer. HHHHMMM...maybe I need to go... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is one of the most intense experiences I have had. I am not a pilot, nor do I have any significant flying experience, but I felt like I was in complete control of a fighter plane in a full-blown dogfight. Be prepared to go straight up, dive straight down, fly upside down, right side up, roll right, and roll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We saw Air Combat USA featured on Ice Pilots and we're excited to find it was only minutes from Disneyland. Booked a flight and took a cab from Disney. Had our two kids with us, 1 and 8. We were all welcomed and able to sit in on the briefing. We were able to take pictures by the planes before... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I gave this experience to my husband for Christmas and we traveled to Charleston, SC (actually Johns Island Executive Airport) for his flight two months later. He was treated wonderfully by the staff who have this warm and funny way of doing orientation and getting you ready to fly. I was happy to be accomodated with all my picture-taking of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a brilliant experience! I called after arriving in LA and was lucky enough to be able to book for the same day (I recommend you call ahead to not be disappointed). From the time I arrived at their facility (and HQ) at Fullerton Airport till the time I left I felt looked after by the super friendly guys there.... More 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Video recap: http://youtu.be/n3mlTEyN7LQ Its difficult to grasp how much you will actually be doing on this flight while you're preparing to get on your plane. Its hard to believe, while you're purchasing the ticket online, while you receive your preparation emails from the Air Combat team, while you read your preparation materials....but nothing is more rewarding than pulling an inverted... More 

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Creston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Unbelievable experience! If you have ever dreamed of flying a WWII fighter plane then this is as close to the real thing as you will ever get. When you take the stick and put the plane through the combat manouvers you will not believe they actually let you do this. The ex -figher pilot sitting next to you will calmly... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A true 5 star experience! Flew in Winston Salem and had absolutely the time of my life.Flying combat maneuvers with the guidance of professional pilots is a thrill that you have to experience to believe. Safety and having fun are stressed and you get your flight recorded in HD to relive the time and to show your friends. You do... More 

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Kuki-shi, Saitama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Hi Private Pilot folks If you are a Private Pilot, got to fly on this thing, you should know what the real airplane is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

5 stars and 2 thumbs way up! Wow, what a thrill! I didn't think an experience like this was possible without donating years of my life to the air force and passing a battery of tests including perfect vision, catlike reflexes, resistance to airsickness and G-forces, etc. Not true! You can actually experience air combat at Air Combat USA. Only... More 

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