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Address: 3815 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone Number: 714-525-7590
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Air Combat USA, established in 1988, is the ORIGINAL civilian dog...

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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Incredible Experience!!

Second time for me and it just gets better! Pilots were outstanding, explained the process thoroughly before flight so we knew what to expect. I'm not a pilot but this makes me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Peter R
Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Second time for me and it just gets better! Pilots were outstanding, explained the process thoroughly before flight so we knew what to expect. I'm not a pilot but this makes me rethink and start taking flying lessons. An experience for a lifetime. Definitely should be on everyone's "bucket list"!

Thank Peter R
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was an experience of a life time! I have logged a couple hundred hours of GA flying but nothing like this. Rhon "Spank" my instructor was fabulous, short of takeoff and landing the Marchetti was mine. Highly recommended for pilots and non-pilots. Definitely going to do this again!

Thank bobphipps
Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have been doing "Fighter Pilot School" for about 15 years. Every time is different and exciting. The real fighter pilots, who are sitting next to you, are great coaches. Their job is to teach you how to think in 3 dimensions, which is difficult but necessary. Whether you win or lose you are going to have fun. I highly... More 

Thank Anthony V
Holmdel, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I cannot say enough about what an absolutely incredible experience this was! Words can't describe what an amazing time I had. Ron was an AWESOME pilot who made me feel completely calm and comfortable. He allowed my children and husband to sit in on the safety meeting, let us take pictures and made it feel like it was completely normal... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As the son of a career Air Force pilot, flying a plane has been something I always wanted to try. My wife got me the Fighter Pilot Experience - which amazingly was available five miles from home in Lancaster, PA. It was exactly as advertised - a complete preflight briefing from the experienced pilot - almost a full hour in... More 

Thank Tom82752
Reston, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My fiancee mentioned off hand how cool it'd be to fly a plane a while ago. I kept the thought and was amazed to find something like this exists. I surprised him for his 30th bday with this as a gift and he hasn't been able to shut up since. He was completely excited about it and I know this... More 

Thank Sreeya B
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Being a fighter pilot for a day with Air Combat. Com was extraordinary. Soon after takeoff, my instructor ( a former Navy jet pilot) handed control of the plane to me. We tracked our companion plane (the 'enemy') and got the feel for the stick. As instructed I pulled the stick left and right, each time the horizon was suddenly... More 

Thank DavidMStern
Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Of course the fight was fantastic, what else could dog fighting in 3D be? But also I'd recommend Las Vegas, I got to fight over the desert and mountains and the views are amazing (when I had the time to look). I would also say that these guys were a pleasure, both at head office and on site - I... More 

Thank ianew
Plano, Texas
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10 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 

Thank John B
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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