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Sky Combat Ace

1420 Jet Stream Drive, Suite #100, Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 938-2487
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Ranked #3 of 35 Activities in Henderson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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!
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Warsaw, Poland
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I booked a program called by Viator "TOP GUN and AIR COMBAT EXPERIENCE". Pursuant to Viator's web site, it was supposed to be a flight for two people on two separate planes with air combat simulation (called the "dog fighting"). When I arrived on site the service I booked from Viator was refused by SCA - the service provider. Viator's... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I took the Hoover Dam tour and could not have had a more enjoyable experience. From the facilities, to our pilot (Smokey), to the plane, everything was top-notch. My wife even had the opportunity to sit in the pilot seat for the flight. Of all the things we did while on our vacation in Vegas, this would... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sent my 19 year old daughter on the Afterburner trip and she had a blast. We got it on a Groupon and saved quite a bit of money. The staff was very professional and made her felt at ease. The trip was very quick maybe 13 minutes from start to finish from engine start up to shut down. What costs... More

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Vadodara, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a must do ... its the most awesome experience ever .... life changing .... something you will remember for life ... flying a fighter plane ... doing various routines ... loops, 360 degree, sorties, vertical drops, upside down flying ... the list goes on ....

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Cedar Park, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

You absolutely MUST do this in Vegas. I wanted to do something special for my BF and this was so much more than I imagined. The driver who picked us up at the hotel was great and set the tone for the experience. Being able to walk around the hanger and see all of the planes was amazing. "Whip" was... More

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place is truly amazing! When you arrive at their location, you will be greeted by very friendly and nice people. The location is easy to find and very clean. The planes they use are well cared for. As far as the experience, when you start out, as I did, not knowing anything about flying, they walk you through everything.... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Staff are friendly, funny and inviting. office/hanger is well setup to give the real effect of the airforce experience. 'Tex' knows how to give you the flight of a lifetime, he won't let you go home feeling disappointed, I trusted every manoeuvre he made with the plane even though at points it felt like we spinning out control!! The Top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Fly with Sky Combat and you don't just go in the plane, you actually fly it! And not in a straight line, YOU learn the tricks, then you execute them!!! As an adrenaline junkie, I can say this is the best thrill I have found so far! Will do again next time I'm in Vegas!!

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Falun, ab
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Adrenaline rush like no other! the staff was capable and at no point was I nervous, had an awesome time shooting down my boyfriend and watching him spin off blowing smoke in the dog fighting challenge. A Must-Do if you are planning a trip to Vegas!

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've been in many different types of aircraft and been flying with my family members for as long as I can remember. This was an incredible experience better than any roller coaster you could ever ride. I highly recommend coming here with your credit card in hand ready for another go around!

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