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Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center
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Find Your Inner Top Gun
Ranked #2 of 104 Fun & Games in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Consistently voted one of the top things to do in Orange County, Flightdeck is a flight simulation attraction providing civilians the opportunity to pilot fighter jets in actual cockpit simulators and a Boeing 737 flight simulator. Experience the challenge of aerial maneuvers at 500 knots, aircraft take-offs and landings and the excitement of air-to-air combat. Up to ten people can fly at the same time, each in their own authentic F-16 flight simulator! In the "Officer's Club", guests can view and listen to all of the action on large LCD monitors. Flightdeck also offers "Group Events at the Speed of Sound!", with event space for groups of 8 to 80, this is a unique venue where the spirit of Top Gun inspires the adventurer within with a variety of aviation themed experiences for corporate groups, team building (serious or fun), incentive trips, parties, customers events, sales events, seminars, product launches, off-site meetings etc.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 17, 2014

A WICKED FUN ADDICTING PLACE!!! You first hand experience to become an air force pilot. Step inside as you suit up in a fighter pilot suit then go to the briefing room where you will be briefed about your mission by some air force pilots. then step into the realistic cockpit of an F-16 fighting falcon. Put on the headset and talk like you are in TOPGUN. Take off, get use with the controls and it's dogfight time. With screens that really generate a high definition picture, it will make you feel like you are really flying and turning around trying to dodge missiles while trying to shoot at your opponent. After 15 minutes of fighting, you will be tested to some landing tests. From air base landing at day, to midnight landing, and aircraft carrier landing! This is a really fun place to take you friends and family of all ages. Remember to do some booking and get some souvenirs from the shop next to the reception. Come here and fly into the danger zone

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were invited to a friends 8 year old birthday party here last wekend. I was a litlle concerned since my son is very sensitive to loud noises. The flight instructors were so nice and so kind. They made sure that all of the kids were well taken care of and gave special attention to the kids who needed it. All of the boys had a wonderful time. It was challenging but som uch fun. And it was not to loud at all.

Thank mrcloftis
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Working at a visitors' bureau, I came across their brochure. My older boy's 13th birthday seemed like a great opportunity to try these guys... OMG this place is awesome!!
Professional and cordial, the staff could not have been more accommodating. The decor is every man-child's dream! This is not specifically geared towards children, but the child in all of us :) The flight instructions were detailed and put my 13 year old on the edge of his seat. Then: you'll get to wear a flight uniform! A head set!! There's a flight control center that talks you through rough patches ("308, you're coming in rather fast", etc) I'm still goosebumping typing this...
The fighter jets got to dog-fight, and let me tell you, this stuff was realistic! We still have to try the Boeing 737, and they are setting up a more simplified fleet of jets for smaller pilots (5 and up, I think).

Thank Sapphire_Laguna
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am an Activity Director for a retirement community and brought 6 seniors including three ladies! The men had military backgrounds and also some flight experience. 5 of them did the Fighter jet experience and an almost blind woman did the Boeing 737. She is a former pilot for private planes and loved gettiing back in the seat. The fighter jet pilots had a great time and enjoyed the real feel of the controls and timing. They were all engaged and stimulated and it was amazing to see them all come alive with the excitement of this incredible experience. Well worth it and the staff was very professional and amazing! Thanks so much and we hope to come back and do the next level!

2  Thank Heather O
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

If your travels take you to Anaheim, CA this is wonderful experience for the whole family (children must be older than 11 yrs.) Conveniently located near Anaheim Stadium. 9-10 fighter jet simulators with authentic cockpits and a great 737 as well.
The visuals are so real you really think you are flying a plane.

1  Thank Worldvoyager1
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