Air Combat Centre

Air Combat Centre, Brisbane: Hours, Address, Air Combat Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Air Combat Centre
4.5
Game & Entertainment Centers
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Air Combat Centre is proud to have 2 F/A-18 Super Hornet Simulators and a Jet Airliner Simulator available to the public. Our fighter jet simulator experience is as close as you'll get to flying the real F/A-18F Super Hornet. You will be immersed in our Simulators, from flying at the speed of sound, seeing the ground rush below you on a bombing run, to shooting for the stars in an Air to Air combat mission. At the Air Combat Centre you'll "feel the need for speed". Our Jet Airliner offers the best in simulator technology. This is no different in our Jet Airliner Simulator, similar to the commercial jets you find with Qantas and Virgin Australia.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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David M
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
First Class Operation
May 2021
I attended Air Combat Centre on May 1 with my two grandchildren aged 11 and 14. After a full 1 hour session both children gave me a big hug and said how much they enjoyed their present. My own experience was that it was very well organized and very creative. I enjoyed being a spectator.
Written May 13, 2021
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phoebesscubagrandma
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
Flying a F-18 Hornet
Oct 2020
We absolutely loved this experience. Our guide was very patient and fun to work with. We took off from Amberley Airforce Base in F-18 Hornet fighters, and in no time were performing aerobatic manoeuvres such as triple rolls, full loops, stall and pirouettes. Next we learned to quickly move to evade enemy aircraft. We blew a baddie out of the sky and bombed an airfield. On our way back to base we flew past Mt.Warning at 500ft to stay below the radar. I successfully landed (albeit veering off runway for a tick), and my husband got to abort his landing and try again. We were buzzing when we finished. Highly recommended activity!!
Written October 29, 2020
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bill b
Bethania, Australia34 contributions
F/A18 E Super Hornet
Oct 2020
Fantastic. Ross was a great instructor guiding me all the way through. The session started with pre flight notes and video by e-mail. On arrival we had another pre flight brief by Ross who explained the controls in detail. Once in the simulator it was so realistic that I soon forgot it was a simulator. It felt like I was flying and in full control of the aircraft, the scenery below as realistic which just added to the experience. I flew to Evans head for a bombing mission ( Evans head was a bombing range for the RAAF F111.) We bombed the airstrip rendering it useless and shot down an enemy fighter. The hour was full of turns, rolls and evasion maneuvers . Again thanks Ross for making the experience so realistic. I will do it again one day
Written October 23, 2020
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Brittany T
4 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had an amazing experience today, would definitely recommend and will absolutely be returning. So much fun
Written February 23, 2020
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Thanks for the review! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Written February 24, 2020
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Samford A
1 contribution
F/A 18 Flight
Nov 2019
Ross was a great instructor and the whole experience was exhilarating. Did it in tandem with my daughter and we now have an experience that we can remember and cherish forever. The simulator was exceptionally realistic and the missions while demanding a whole lot of fun especially the River Fire run. Loved it so much booked 2 more for other family and friends. Would highly recommend it.
Written January 1, 2020
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Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed the experience so much - you'll have to come back and go for another mission.
Written February 24, 2020
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H H
1 contribution
Closest to the real thing
Dec 2019 • Solo
Hands down, the air combat centre is the most realistic flight experience you can have wothout leaving the ground. The overall experience is amazing; the staff are experienced and very friendly. They help you every step of the way to become the best you can and have the most fun in the time you have. The software and cockpit equipment is highly realistic. Once you are in the cockpit and are flying, it really feels like you are up there in the sky. It is the biggest adrenaline rush and the plethera of missions available will always keep surprising and testing you.
Overall, i would highly recommend this amazing experience.
Written December 22, 2019
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Thanks 408hh!! We like to make the experience the best we can.
Written February 24, 2020
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Mark L
1 contribution
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Oct 2019 • Solo
Much better than I expected & our instructor Rossco was brilliant ... the hour went by really quick, but managed to bag a MIG and both of us managed a formation landing ... recommend at least once !!
Written October 6, 2019
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p s
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
737 Sim flight.
Sep 2019 • Family
My 9 year old did a flight today with Alex in the 737 and had a wonderful time. I couldn't recommend it enough.
Alex let me (Dad) sit in the back seat and video the whole flight.
10 out of 10.
Written September 24, 2019
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Darryn J
3 contributions
Excellent experience
Nov 2018 • Couples
Had an amazing experience. Was disappointed when Tim called me in the morning of my F18 experience to inform me that his F18 instructor called in sick. As Tim could hear I was very disappointed but understanding. Tim gave me the opportunity to experience the 737 simulator. The through in another 2 F18 experiences. The team went out of there way to make my wife and I feel very welcome. And we both had an amazing experience.
Written November 27, 2018
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J-Prox
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions
We will be back! This far exceeded my expectations!
Nov 2018 • Family
I was excited about doing this with my 14 year old son. But to my surprise the experience far exceeded my expectations! We did the FA18 combat together, I was his wingman. Rossco was great and made sure we both had a blast. Thanks guys. We will be back!
Written November 11, 2018
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Thanks J-Prox! We are so glad you both had a great time together and can't wait to take you on your next mission!
Written November 12, 2018
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