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Address: 3815 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone Number: 17145257590
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Air Combat a Thrilling Experience

I enjoyed my flight with Smudge who is an experienced Marine Fighter Pilot. Who took me through the maneuvers and had dogfights that were wild rides. At Albert Whitted Airport in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Anthony K
Largo, Florida
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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my flight with Smudge who is an experienced Marine Fighter Pilot. Who took me through the maneuvers and had dogfights that were wild rides. At Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is a different experience every time you go up in the plane. I am hooked on Air Combat USA because this is my third time... More 

Thank Anthony K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

As a life-long aviation buff, flying aerial combat in fighters was a dream come true. My instructor, "Spartan" (a former Navy F-18 jock) put me and my fellow combatant through an extensive pre-flight briefing and then we were off over the Pacific Ocean to try to blast each other out of the sky. You get to handle the throttle and... More 

Thank Eddvca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I purchased an air combat package for my husbands 69th birthday as the experience was on his bucket list. From start to finish I couldn't have been more pleased or impressed with the organization, fantastic communication customer service and professionalism of the office staff and very experienced pilots. The entire experience was thrilling! I will be purchasing again and recommending... More 

Thank DebbieGJL
Portland, Oregon
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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
1 review
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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 

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