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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 26 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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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My husband did the Top Gun flight last week, and he was absolutely blown away. They got up to 8 G's and he actually blacked out for a moment from the force, but he LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! A full half hour of flying time, which doesn't seem like much, but it was so intense that he said it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I did the Afterburner flight on Sept 15th. I was a little nervous, not sure how I would handle it but the staff were great and the experience was amazing! The driver was incredibly friendly and right on time to pick me up from my hotel on the strip. The pilot was really nice (and hot) and entertained all of... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Been meaning to try this for a couple of years, We finally got the opportunity last week, booked day and time via the internet from the UK, when we received conformation email just had to phone to arrange pick up at our hotel.we had a great time and would recommend this for a different view of Vegas and the Hoover... More

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131 reviews 131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I purchased a Groupon as a surprise for my husbands birthday coming over from Australia. I had researched a lot of companies before buying as safety and professionalism was the most important factor. The company emailed me the confirmation date a little slow this is my only complaint as they were hard to get hold off and didn't reply to... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was my second time doing the Top Gun Experience. Booking from the UK was easy. Pick-up from the hotel was included and on time. I was doing the flying and my wife was able to accompany me and watch/stay at the base - no problem. It started with a short but informative briefing with one of the pilots, safety... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a wonderful experience!! I am a local and reccomend this to everyone. We bought a Groupon, so we did save a little. Definitely worh every penny!!!

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Palm Coast
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I bought this for my husband's 60th. I flew in an observer plane in the same air space and was able to watch everything. He did the Adrenaline Package. It was UNBELIEVABLE to watch. We are both adrenaline junkies and this certainly topped everything we have ever done. He asked to be 'Glocked' where you hit enough negative g forces... More

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Top Gun Experience was the best thing I did all week! My pilot was Smokey. He was very funny, but very professional as well. The flight was very intense, like most intense roller coaster I've ever been on x10 intense. When they say that you get to fly the plane, they mean you get to mimic each stunt after... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything in the video is exactly as advertised, I am 51 years old & in fit shape . I have experience with roller coasters. Two gravol pills before the flight & I had no problem with nausea. I upgraded to combat when the opportunity arose. Although the flight was very intense. I felt very safe. When I am in the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The best experience of my life! The pilot was great, and the airplane was really safe. I had a real great time :)

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