Recon or Afterburner Flight for 1 or 2, Hangar Lounge Entry & Souvenir at Sky Combat Ace (Up to 40% Off)

SCA SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

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In a Nutshell

Spend 12–21 minutes on an aerobatic thrill ride as pilots—some former Air Force members—take you through loops, rolls, stalls, and spins

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability and weather conditions. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. 16 and older must provide valid ID. 17 and younger must be accompanied by guardian. 80lbs weight min; 240lbs weight max.; 6'3" height max. Shoes and socks required. Cannot be intoxicated. Extra $15 fee per person required for fuel charge. Not open in San Diego on Tuesday and Wednesday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

$199 for an Operation Recon flight, entry to the SCA Hangar Lounge, and a souvenir for one ($309 value)

  • 3-hour door-to-door experience
  • 12 minutes in the air over the mountains and valleys of San Diego County, including aerobatic spins, rolls, and loops

$389 for an Operation Recon flight, entry to the SCA Hangar Lounge, and a souvenir for two ($618 value)

$249 for an 18-21 minute Afterburner flight, entry to the SCA Hangar Lounge, and a souvenir for one ($409 value)

  • 3.5-hour door-to-door experience
  • 15-minute aerobatic briefing
  • 18- to 21-minute aerobatic thrill ride in a modern-fighter-plane-style Extra 330 (the highest-performing FAA-certified aerobatic aircraft), including loops, rolls, stalls and spins at up to 8 g

$489 for an 18-21 minute Afterburner flight, entry to the SCA Hangar Lounge, and a souvenir for two ($818 value)

For each person, both packages include:

  • Choice of souvenir: sunglasses, keychain, drink koozie, or playing cards ($10 value per person)
  • 3.5-hour door-to-door experience
  • 15-minute aerobatic briefing
  • 18- to 21-minute aerobatic thrill ride in a modern-fighter-plane-style Extra 330 (the highest-performing FAA-certified aerobatic aircraft), including loops, rolls, stalls and spins at up to 8g

G-Force: The Excitement of Acceleration

In the cockpit, both pilots and passengers experience a sensation known as g-forces. Read on to learn more about how gravity creates fun flights.

G-force: A measurement of acceleration felt as weight. Changes in velocity—speeding up, slowing down, or shifting direction—make pilots feel as if they’re being pressed down, thrown up, and tossed to the side. As a unit, 1 g is equivalent to the acceleration of gravity (about 32 f/s2). We experience 1 g constantly, as the floor pushes upward to prevent our bodies from accelerating toward the earth.

2.9 g: The typical g-force exerted by a sneeze. Another common example of g-force: someone slapping you on the back to congratulate you on a solid sneeze (4.1 g).

Microgravity: A term for the weightless environment experienced by astronauts. It’s not quite accurate to call it “zero g,” because even in space, gravity still causes astronauts to slowly accelerate towards Earth.

Vertical Force: The head-to-toe sensation of a g-force felt vertically along the body, as opposed to side to side or front to back. This is the most difficult g-force to deal with, because blood might rush to the brain, knocking it unconscious. For this reason, fighter pilots wear special anti-g suits, which have constrictive air bladders that keep blood from leaving the upper body and hitting the eject button.

The Fastest Man on Earth: Air Force physician John Stapp, according to Time magazine. In an effort to improve cockpit safety, Stapp built a rocket-powered sled to test how much g-force the human body could withstand. Despite losing dental fillings and breaking many bones, he experienced 46.2 g—far exceeding the 18 g thought to be the limit for pilots.

Customer Reviews

So much fun a dream come true. One of the best days of my life.
Christopher P. · April 2, 2016
My husband had an amazing time! Highly recommend this!
Kim D. · January 31, 2016
Super-friendly staff and my husband had a great time!
Michelle A. · January 8, 2016
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    SCA SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

    2015 North Marshall Avenue

    El Cajon, CA 92020

    +18884945850

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