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Air Combat USA

19300 Ike Jones Rd, Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
+1 714-525-7590
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Fantastic

I went here on the recomendation of some friends and was not dissapointed. Communications prior to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eagle999
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angeles City
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A Dream Come True

I have to tell this event will go down as one of the most satisfying experiences in my life. My... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julian C
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Air Combat USA is the World's First Civilian Aerial Combat School. Experience what it was like to be a fighter pilot during WWII while looping, rolling and pulling up to 6 times the force of gravity! You will be flying real warbirds and shooting down enemy aircraft while your entire flight is recorded in Full HD! We allow our guest pilot's to actually fly up to 90% of the flight time. No flying experience is required. Are you ready for the real thing and not a flight simulation? We look forward to sharing our passion for air combat with you.
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“fighter pilot” (26 reviews)
“top gun” (13 reviews)
“bucket list” (14 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
19300 Ike Jones Rd, Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
This attraction is at John Wayne Airport
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+1 714-525-7590
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went here on the recomendation of some friends and was not dissapointed. Communications prior to the event wasnt great but when we got there all went smooth. Excellent briefing from “Rocket” followed by suiting up and away we went. The planes are great and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have to tell this event will go down as one of the most satisfying experiences in my life. My wife had arrange this as a 56 yo birthday present for me. I have always been an aviation buff and have attended many local airshows...More

Thank Julian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Currently a student pilot intrigued by the idea of air-to-air combat. I signed up for the intro to combat package. It was a flight like none other! Did some formation flying, aerobatic maneuvers, but the most exciting were the air-to-air combat engagements. I was in...More

Thank Kyle B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the boring stuff: my son and I signed up for the six engagement Classic Phase I package. Neither of us has any piloting experience. Our instructors -- Rocket and Mini were friendly, supportive and cool. There were some issues with the weather so we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never left a review for anything before, probably won't again. Probably the most exciting thing you can do that's safe and doesn't require training. I've tried a lot of weekend warrior activities and this easily tops them all. PROS: You get to take control of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This experience has been on my list of things I wanted to do ever since a friend (who's father used to fly with Air Combat USA) told me about it. I've played flight simulator games. I've see dogfighting in the movies. I've even been up...More

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Thank Rick G
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

It’s hard to explain and videos don’t do the experience justice. I wish I could do this everyday all day! It’s is an amazing experience!! I felt so comfortable, safe and in good hands from start to finish. I am forever grateful to my boyfriend...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is a rare opportunity to experience the ultimate in flight. It definitely lives up to expectations, and you couldn’t possibly come away disappointed. I wish I had done it sooner, and would love to do it again. The staff were very professional and the...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

If you are into aviation, pilot or not, you need to plan a trip to the Long Beach, CA area and experience Air-to-Air Combat with the good folks at Air Combat USA. Mike (Rocket), Dave (Mini) and Veronica are the best! After booking a flight...More

Thank tmcluskey1
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Mini and Rocket took us up in the air, handed over the controls, and then next thing you know hes telling you to pull up hard and then ZOOBAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM your pulling +4gs up in the air while getting laser tagged. SO sick.

Thank Pawel L
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lovetotarvel
July 14, 2017|
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Response from PattieJacksonNJ | Reviewed this property |
Saw it and signed it. I also sent an email to the city council. Let's make sure he is not allowed to rip off anyone else.
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I wouldn't put it past him (them)! My last name is Blackstone, however, I refuse to acknowledge my relation to the current owner, and I am a former employee. All we can do is continue to expose the truth. Hopefully the... More
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Mike Blackstone posted "Since July 2016, we have made significant progress in the most critical areas of our operation, namely in our maintenance department. We have restored 2 Marchetti SF-260 aircraft, we are working on... More
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