Viator Exclusive: Fighter Pilot Experience In San Diego

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Fly like a fighter pilot over San Diego for the ultimate adrenaline rush! Experience Top Gun or Air Combat thrills aboard the high-performance aircraft of your choice and soar low over the mountains and valleys of Southern California. Soak in views of the San Diego skyline and enjoy a couple of aerobatic maneuvers, followed by a military-style landing.


  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Qualified and professional pilot

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After pick up from two central loctions in San Diego, you'll be driven to Gillespie Field where youll receive a safety briefing to prep you for your flight. You and your expert pilot will board your state-of-the-art aerobatic Extra 330LC, this style of plane has been in the air race industry for 30 years. The plane you will fly in is meticulously restored to its original condition.

Take off and soar low over the beautiful mountains and valleys of Southern California on an adrenaline-pumping flight. Catch great views of the surrounding sights and see the beautiful San Diego skyline from above!

After the flight, you'll complete a military-style landing, where the plane comes in at an elongated spiral -- a tactic used by the military to make it difficult for the enemy to shoot at the plane.

Inclusions for Viator Exclusive: Fighter Pilot Experience In San Diego

  • 15-minute flight in a Extra 330LC (if option selected)
  • 5-minute safety briefing
  • Professional instructor/pilot
  • All local taxes and fees

Exclusions for Viator Exclusive: Fighter Pilot Experience In San Diego

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant women

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

Minimum weight required for the Extra 330LC is 80 lbs (36.5 kg / 5.7 stone); maximum weight is 265 lbs (130 kg / 19 stone)

Maximum height for the Extra 330LC is 6'6'' (2m)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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1 Traveler Reviews

  • First of all, my son absolutely LOVED his flight and the experience. Sky Combat Ace was great to work with and provided a great opportunity. In the end, everything worked out better than expected!

    But, there were a few issues with our reservation which I believe were caused by Viator:
    1. Our tour time was changed from 1 pm to 11 am by Viator. The timing actually worked out better for us, but be aware that this can happen.
    2. Our tour ticket stated that our son needed to be dropped off at 1 of 2 hotels in the San Diego, We took him to the Hyatt at Mission Bay. We waited for the pickup, but no one arrived. I called Sky Combat Ace who provided the flight and they stated that they NEVER picked up from a hotel in San Diego and we needed to take him directly to Gillespe Field. We are not sure why this mix-up happened?! We ended up taking him directly to the airfield and were able to take pictures, video take-off and see him land. So again, things worked out better than planned, but the mix-up made us uneasy. We were later than our scheduled 11 am departure due to the mix-up, but thankfully the pilot was ok with the timing.
    3. The experience was not a 3 hour tour, the entire process was less than 1 hour. Again, this was better for us, but for people expecting 3 hours of entertainment, it wasn't even close to that!

    So, Sky Combat Ace was absolutely outstanding, but Viator caused us undue stress and confusion.

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