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Air Combat USA

3280 AirFlite Way, Suite #C103, Long Beach, CA 92833-2850
+1 714-525-7590
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Fantastic experience, hands down!

Background: Naval Flight Surgeon with ride along time in multiple fixed wing and rotary aircraft... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
echozero
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San Francisco, California
Top notch experience and people!

I was expecting great things with Air Combat USA (I flew from Canada to fly with them) and they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikeehman5
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Calgary, Canada
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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” (25 reviews)
“bucket list” (13 reviews)
“dog fight” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 14:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3280 AirFlite Way, Suite #C103, Long Beach, CA 92833-2850
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Background: Naval Flight Surgeon with ride along time in multiple fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Rocket and Mini were professional, courteous, and most importantly SAFE during this whole experience. The planes and the briefing room were well maintained and clean, and the briefing was focused...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting great things with Air Combat USA (I flew from Canada to fly with them) and they surpassed my expectations drastically. Mike, Veronica and Mini were outstanding to work with and they made sure I got the best experience possible. Thank you guys...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phony people- wannabe fighter pilots who pretend to care about you - I am a fighter pilot and this experience is orchestrated- your victories are scripted and the money you spend - your decisionMore

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MBWorldTraveler, Owner at Air Combat USA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Anonymous "Fighter Pilot", We at Air Combat USA have been flying aerial combat missions for over 36 years in our fleet of Marchetti SF260s. My team and I have never found it necessary to 'orchestrate' or " 'script' our dogfights and to make anyone's...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to thank my co-pilot, Mini, for this crazy "Pilot for a Day" experience. He was great with instructions and making sure that I was comfortable, even after pulling 5 Gs (oof!). The dogfights versus my brother-in-law and Rocket ended in a tie...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And If you have ever fantasized about being a fighter pilot but dismissed the idea as ridiculous or unrealistic (and decided you have to settle for watching TOP GUN again), think again. This is as advertised-the real deal!! All the people (Rocket, Mini, Rainbow) were...More

Thank ebabij
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Unbelievable experience. This was a very organized process throughout. From getting sized for your flight suit to getting briefed from the pilots on how to properly dogfight with each other up in the air. Once we took off the fun really started with formation flying,...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We went to Air Combat USA to celebrate our friend's 50th birthday and had a "blast" :) Mike & Dave were fantastic instructors. They were passionate and knowledgeable which goes a long way to calm my nerves (Unlike my Air Force friends I've had no...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This was such an amazing experience! The staff is friendly and informative. I had so much fun. If you like adrenaline, you will love this. I flew the plane pretty much the whole time!

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

My wife and I decided to do something different for our second Anniversary, and this was different for both of us. We had an absolute blast at Air Combat USA in their new location at Long Beach. The flight was amazing, and the 8-dogfights of...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

What an experience! Mike, Veronica and Mini were all professional and enthusiastic, and took into consideration my hesitation about actually flying the plane. Just being there during mock combat was well worth the it. What an adrenalin rush to dive, go straight up, and roll...More

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lovetotarvel
14 July 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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lovetotarvel
9 March 2017|
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Response from lovetotarvel | Reviewed this property |
Yes I am planning on doing the c/c thing. It is just sad that this so called MAN is doing this to people and his arrogant attitude is unbelievable. He is running 2 companies well I guess 3 . Air Combat USA, Sky Thrill and... More
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