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Address: 3815 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833-2850
Phone Number: 17145257590
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Air Combat USA, established in 1988, is the ORIGINAL civilian dog fighting...

Air Combat USA, established in 1988, is the ORIGINAL civilian dog fighting school. We are the innovators of air combat training for civilians. We set the standard for program design and execution, offering a fighter pilot experience second to none. Our guest pilots fly real military fighters alongside licensed fighter pilots. All aircraft are outfitted with high-end digital multi-camera systems to capture your fighter pilot experience. You do not need a pilot’s license to be a Fighter Pilot for a Day!®

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Do it! Do it again!

J flew for 2 hours in combat flight with 3 kills and then took off to fly around Catalina island at 500 ft about sea level. Did rolls, spins, dead man stick, loops and left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
Paul W

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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked several months in advance and was travelling from overseas to the LA area for a family holiday. Sadly, my flight was cancelled however, as a professional pilot, I fully understand the reasons behind it, as it was based on safety concerns the company had at the time. They took the difficult decision to suspend flights, which no... More 

2 Thank Matt W
Cranford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My review is based on horrible business practices. Back in June 2016 I booked my fighter pilot experience for Long Island, NY as advertised as one of their destinations for this experience. Out of no where in early August I was informed that they have cancelled all operations except in California. I was already paid for yet they abruptly cancelled... More 

6 Thank kevinvengrow
Management response:

Dear Kevin, I would first like to express my most sincere apologies to you for your disappointment. I realize that you are angry and feel that we somehow cheated you out of your "Fighter Pilot For a Day" experience with us in your hometown, NYC. As you know, Long Island, New York is about 2481 miles from Fullerton, California. I... More 

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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Was supposed to fly with them later this month. 3 weeks before the date, I receive an email that my flight date has been canceled. They still want me to fly, I just have to come CA now. Hmm, sorry, I can't. Can I have my money back then? Nope. Maybe later. You're in good hands though. Buh-bye. How about... More 

4 Thank anon73
Management response:

I realize that you are angry, disappointed, and have waited a long time to fly with us, and unexpectedly we call you to cancel your mission. Yes, this is a terrible thing to do to hundreds of clients nationwide who have purchased flights through our network of hundreds of auctioneers, outside vendors, and online resellers. My father and I, started... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

BE CAREFUL!!! My girlfriend set up Air Combat USA for me as a surprise birthday gift in Kansas City the weekend of July 9-11. The week before we got a call saying all the planes were being called in for maintenance and that the fight would be rescheduled. I politely asked when this would be and she had no idea,... More 

6 Thank Marc C
Management response:

Dear Marc, I would like to first offer you my most sincere apology for not flying with you in Kansas City for your surprise birthday in July. I realize that you are very disappointed, are not sure what happened, and you are angry. I want to assure you that we made the proper decision to not fly any flights following... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

J flew for 2 hours in combat flight with 3 kills and then took off to fly around Catalina island at 500 ft about sea level. Did rolls, spins, dead man stick, loops and left nothing to be desired, They are great and the pilots are well trained. There wasn't enough Dramamine in the city of Los Angeles for me... More 

Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

A must on the bucket list! Best experience for any thrill seeker and the best part is you get to watch it over and over again to relive it.

Thank Michae & Meliss... C
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you're a pilot or into aviation, this is a unique and immersive experience that will blow you away. From the moment you enter the locker room to put your flight suit on, through the briefings on air combat maneuvers and the walk out to the airplanes, you're in your own personal movie that seems to run through every iconic... More 

1 Thank tonetrivera
Nederland, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

WOW! I mean WOW! What a day. I booked this by winning a charity event auction. I had been wanting to do something like this for several years. When the opportunity arose; I jumped on it. So glad I did. This is role playing at its finest. You will get a confirmation email that provides you with everything you need.... More 

1 Thank TXReddawg
Prairieville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I did the Fighter Pilot for a Day several years ago in Houston and looking at their website I always told myself if I ever got close to Fullerton I would do their Acrobatic program. I finally made it to Southern California and I absolutely loved the solo acrobatics.

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Largo, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I enjoyed my flight with Smudge who is an experienced Marine Fighter Pilot. Who took me through the maneuvers and had dogfights that were wild rides. At Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is a different experience every time you go up in the plane. I am hooked on Air Combat USA because this is my third time... More 

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