$29 for a Fox-1 Mission in a Fighter-Jet Simulator at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ($59 Value)

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In a Nutshell

After a brief flying lesson, a pilot straps into a fighter-jet simulator for a 40-minute combat session against other guests

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Promotional value expires 240 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Reservation required. Merchant's standard 48hr cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid for ages 11 and up. Max weight limit of 280 lbs. Must be 4ft 11 inches or more. Not valid for group events (7 or more people). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $29 for a 90-minute Fox-1 mission in a fighter-jet simulator ($59 value)

After Fox-1 combatants slip into flight suits, they attend a 20-minute classroom lesson to learn basic controls, strategies, and terminology such as HOTAS—Hands on Throttle and Stick—and settle into authentic military cockpit replicas for a radio check. There, they can test their midair maneuvers until they receive the call for aerial combat. While diving, swerving, and trying to shake their fellow fliers in a virtual dogfight, pilots listen to orders from air-traffic control through their headsets. The 40-minute mission ends with participants attempting two airport landings before reporting to the flight instructor for a debriefing.

Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center

"Shake it!" your headset blares as you push on the jet's throttle. Your nose tips, the ground becomes a wall, and you're diving in a last-ditch effort to lose the fighter behind you. Its shots go wide and it swoops overhead, leaving you to level out just as the radio tower ends the dogfight: "Knock it off, knock it off." With your wheels back on the ground, you step out of the simulator's cockpit and catch your friend’s eye: Missed me.

At Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, aerial battles between friends take place on the ground. The screens of nine authentic military fighter-jet simulators broadcast the same views a pilot might see while soaring at 600 knots. Though the simulators remain on the ground, all the controls, radio orders, and UFO weigh stations mirror those encountered on an actual flight. People may come in with a friend or with a party, where guests and friends target one another during virtual missions, from the introductory Fox-1 experience to the three-hour Viper-1 course, which covers advanced topics such as missile avoidance. After team-building events, participants can even receive personalized dog tags as souvenirs.

Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center also has an exact replica of a Boeing 737-700 cockpit. Inside, a 180-degree wraparound screen transports pilots to airport runways from around the world. Commercial-flight drills present common challenges such as piloting through turbulence and wiping spilled coffee off the controls, testing visitors between their takeoff and landing.

Customer Reviews

It's OK you get what you pay for. Obviously an actual flight simulation center would be more expensive. This is good for the kids.
Abdali M. · January 2, 2017
It was a great experience. The staff was fun and nice. if the was a way to improve, I think having a radar of the others would be good. Also, to change that when you re-enter you should not be placed in the middle of the others out in their line of sight to easily get shot down quickly.
James I. · December 28, 2016
Awesome experience
Mirella L. · December 26, 2016
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