Fighter jets can be thrilling and majestic to watch, especially when they’re shredding through vengeful, murderous clouds. Take a stand against cumulus enemies with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a standard-duration mission for two people (a $99.90 value)
- $79 for a double-duration mission for two people (a $159.90 value)
After a mission commander issues 30 minutes of training and pre-flight intelligence briefings, fighter pilots embark on 30- or 60-minute missions at the helm of an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet. The facility’s skill-development equipment and PC training simulators help pilots practice the nimble steering and split-second decisions required by combat conditions. All the while, aviators communicate from their cockpit with their mission commander while navigating the challenges of air battle and engaging each other in aerial dogfights to determine who gets the call sign “Iceman.” Click here to view a video of a brief flight simulation.
Air Combat Zone
Air Combat Zone maintains a group of CF-18 flight simulators that have impressed real-world fighter pilots with dead-on recreations of actual cockpit sensations. In a single visit, civilians with no aviation experience transform into ace pilots capable of flawless aircraft-carrier landings and dogfights victories over enemy planes. Designed to outdo mere video gaming or jumping off your roof, Air Combat Zone takes guests through an immersive, detailed experience using actual military terminology. Detailed training with computers accompanied by propeller noises create a realistic, high-stakes experience. Once in the simulators, sky warriors find themselves at the helm of an F/A-18 Hornet fighter. The simulator is built with exact replicas of the venerable Boeing jet's throttle, heads-up display, and instrumentation, with the action outside the plane projected onto a dizzying 8"x6" screen.