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Sky Combat Ace

1420 Jet Stream Drive, Suite #100, Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 938-2487
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Ranked #2 of 20 activities in Henderson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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West Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Had the time of my life. Never could have imagined how exciting it was. The staff was great and very knowledgeable. I am certainly going to come back and do it all again. Thanks "Tex" and the rest of the crew. You made my week.

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Beeton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you're an adrenaline junkie, this is for you! My husband & myself both did the 'Adrenaline Rush' package. My husband went up with Tex the first day & loved it so much he went up again the next day with Whip. I went up with Tex the second day. They and the staff at SCA were courteous, professional &... More

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Kelseyville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A+++++++++, From the pickup at our hotel to the return was a A+ Great experience. The Flight crew is friendly, informative, and will cater to your desire to be a fighter pilot. This is one experience NO ONE should miss. Amazing flight. If any doubts you would regret not going flying with SKY COMBAT ACE. already planning my next trip.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This place was great and loved every second I was in the air with these ex-fighter pilots. Most of the pilots are retired F-15 or F-16 pilots and really know there stuff and explain the process really well. Make sure you pay attention to the pilot before you take off cause I didn't and wasn't sure what to do in... More

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Henderson, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I was fortunate enough to get a free gift certificate from a friend and his loss was my gain. From my first phone contact with SCA staff and all the way through my experience, I was treated like royalty. The facility was clean and orderly, the staff was professional, and the flight was AMAZING! I was witness to some fantastic... More

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Las Vegas
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I got to do the Top Gun experience and flew with Flash. It's hard to describe but certainly a rush. One of the best experiences of my life. From the people who meet you at the front door, to the pilots and rest of the staff everyone is first class. Amazing time and would highly recommend to anyone looking for... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

What can i say ? The best flying experience of my life. The team was very professional. The equipment was fantastic. I could not find any fault at all with the whole experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Hotel pick up Mark is a legend, Rodney and Gary at the Hangar perfect Gentlemen and Cathy and Cameron our two pilots superb. Scenery, skywalk and bus tours were simply spectacular . What a fine team - do this tour do ur self a favour

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grants pass oregon
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Never thought in a million years that I would be able to experience something so incredible. The staff are amazing in every regard. The flight was AWESOME. If you have seen the videos on you tube you still are not able to fully appreciate the experience until you do it first hand. I would travel to Vegas just to fly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I was given the gift of an experience at Sky Combat Ace by my wife on our wedding day in Vegas.....good idea? Bad idea? Well, it kept my mind occupied, thats for sure! Everything was great from the pick up, to when we walked in the door, as all staff were friendly and courteous to us. My good friend and... More

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