What You'll Get
Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
$249 for an Aerobatic Flight Package (Up to $498 Value)
- Aerobatic flight experience with an approximately 25-minute afterburner flight in an Extra 330 or an approximately 25-minute flight in a T-6 Texan (up to a $498 value)
- Complimentary admission to SCA Heritage Museum
After a 10- to 15-minute instructional briefing that imparts tips for staying calm under up to 8 Gs, strap into the passenger seat of a T-6 Texan Warbird—used to train Allied forces during World War II—or a modern Extra 330 air-show plane beside a professional fighter pilot. Then, the nimble, single-engine air beast will ascend for approximately 25 minutes of aerobatic loops, rolls, stalls, and spins. Afterward, get further inside the mind and eagle-skin flight helmet of an old-time air charioteer with complimentary admission to the SCA Heritage Museum. Ground pilots provide round-trip transportation between their Henderson home base and most Las Vegas hotels.
Sky Combat Ace charges a $15 fuel fee upon arrival, not included in the value of this Groupon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Subject to availability and weather. 48 hour cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by an parent or legal guardian; over 16 must have valid ID. For Extra 330 plane, 80lb weight min., 240lb weight max, and max height of 6' 3'". For Texan T6 plane, 80lb weight min., 300lb weight max, and max height of 6'6". Must sign waiver. Shoes and socks required. Passengers must not be intoxicated. $15 fuel charge not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sky Combat Ace
Sky Combat Ace gives customers the thrill of a lifetime by pairing them with real fighter pilots for adrenaline-filled flight experiences that range from a full-motion flight simulation to an aerial dogfight where they man the controls of a real Extra 330LC or Texan T6 warcraft. All skybound guests don parachutes prior to takeoff, and pilots maintain constant communication with them during the flight—checking in to make sure they're relaxed, comfortable, and aren't aging prematurely due to g-forces. After touching back down, guests can calm their racing hearts with a stroll through the SCA Heritage Museum.