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Sky Combat Ace

1420 Jet Stream Drive, Suite #100, Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 938-2487
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Ranked #1 of 28 Activities in Henderson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Based in the desert playground of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sky Combat Ace(SCA) provides a different level of adrenaline. At SCA, you’re not just a passenger... more » Owner description: Based in the desert playground of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sky Combat Ace(SCA) provides a different level of adrenaline. At SCA, you’re not just a passenger on a joy ride, You are a steely-eyed fighter pilot at the controls of your very own “fighter jet”, pulling Gs and squeezing the trigger. Of course, we teach you everything you need to know about Basic Fighter Maneuvers (BFM) before you fly, so you have all the knowledge needed to successfully own the skies. We have a cadre of highly experienced pilot flight instructors with civilian and military backgrounds that have extensive experience in training aerobatics, basic fighter maneuvers (BFM), and formation training. Our civilian trained aerobatic instructors have over 20,000 hours of instruction given and our combat veterans that have flown everything from the F-15 “Eagle” to the F-16 “Viper” to the A-10 “Warthog.” A typical mission profile includes in-processing at the Squadron where customers are fitted with their own flight suit, followed by a briefing on basic fighter maneuvers. After that, we strap you in our brand new state-of-the-art, +10g/-10g, fully aerobatic Extra 330LC and our wingmen are thrust into the ultimate aerobatic thrill ride or dog fight. With a qualified Certified Flight Instructor in back, wingmen are taught the art of aerobatics and/or aerial combat. Complete with high-g maneuvering, all the aerobatics you can handle, military style training maneuvers, and actual head to head dogfighting. The whole experience is caught on video by one of our 4 mounted cameras, perfect for immortalizing our wingman’s first “kill” in a DVD. SCA utilizes all of the latest technology to give the wingman the most realistic simulation possible, including a gun reticle, an electronic targeting system that triggers “smoke on”, and complete visual coverage from 4 different angles. After several engagements, the 2-ship returns to base with the Las Vegas Strip as an unforgettable backdrop. Once our wingmen return from their adventure, they get to truly appreciate our meticulously rennovated hangar that celebrates the history of combat aviation with colorful murals, scale models and of course, decorated with our fleet of high performance aircraft. Once settled in, flight leads and wingmen swap stories, play pool, shoot darts and share the special camaraderie that only exists between pilots after a successful mission. …Fight’s On! « less
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Flying the Extra 350 with SCA was the highlight of my trip to Las Vegas. I've got about 3000 hours flying experience but have never had so much fun as doing extreme aerobatics and fast low level flying with the very competent instructor. Many thanks to all at SCA.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I went with a group of 3 and in my opinion everything about this sky combat ace experience is great, with only 1 small negative. To get the negative out of the way first, I thought the pictures and video was a bit pricey but bought it anyways. Once I got home and watched the video I saw the value... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Took a flight just before leaving Vegas, and was able to find a Groupon offer. The Afterburner is excellent if all you want to do is have the thrill of riding in a plane doing loops, stalls, spins, barrel rolls, etc. flown by an expert pilot. There is a short briefing, then the flight itself is an action packed 15... More

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Street, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Paid for my husband to fly over the Hoover dam, boulder and Vegas in an old American biplane. He loved it! Awesome experience and he came back buzzing! Paid extra to do the stunts and well worth the money. Experience of a lifetime. The whole team were so professional and made us all feel so welcome. The whole team were... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband bought this as a surprise for our upcoming birthdays. We both did the Top Gun flight. The pilots go out of their way to make it a personal adventure for each client. I have a need for speed; Whip did a fantastic job making my flight something I will never forget. My husband did every maneuver possible in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Top Gun was the best and worst experience of my life. From the time you get there, everyone is great. Super helpful and a relaxed atmosphere…. great considering I could feel my inner sissy coming out from the time I parked the car. I was more nervous than anything, and I realize now that I should have been, but for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Whilst I didn't go on the "Tom Gun Experience" myself. I got this as a surprise gift for my partner whilst we were down in Vegas. He absolutely loved it! Hitting 10G and getting a go at flying the plane himself. He's raving about it to all of his friends. The gang at Sky Combat Ace did an impeccable job... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Upgraded to the Sky Combat Experience. The one where you fight against another plane. Absolutely amazing. I had flying a plane on the top of my bucket list and I chose wisely. I'll be talking about this for years. The staff and planning is second to none. They take pride in their profession and they pick you up and drop... More

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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wow. What can I say. Sky Combat Ace was just the most amazing experience I've ever had. I've done skydiving in Vegas - this was 100x better. Picked up by their driver from Bally's North entrance - really nice and informative chap. Brilliant briefing, lost of safety info, lots of info on types of manoeuvres. Briefing held by Dennis (call... More

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I were able to have the experience of going to Sky Combat Ace. It was the best things I have ever done. I would do it over and over again! There is nothing like it and it is something you have to do!

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