Top Gun Experience

Ever wanted to be fighter pilot like Tom Cruise? With this amazing experience you will fly with a fighter pilot who will allow you to fly air combat manoeuvres and aerobatics yourself! Your ex-military flying instructor will demonstrate a formation take-off and close formation flying in the T67 Firefly aircraft. After you have flown a number of initial aerobatic manoeuvres to acclimatise you to the g-forces, you will be introduced to tailchasing and air combat against your opponent. This is not a simulator and the flight time is usually around 40 mins long. (Weight limit for the T67 Firefly is 17 stone).

You and your opponent(s) will be kitted out in military flying suits. You then choose your call-sign name badge ("Maverick", "Iceman" etc) for the day. During the briefing you will be taught how to fly aerobatics, air combat manoeuvres and also all safety aspects of the experience. You are now 'Ready To Walk'. You will be matched into Top Gun "pairs" and are introduced to your ex-military instructor pilot.

Once at the aircraft you will strap on your parachute and be shown the cockpit controls and all safety procedures. The formation take-off (2 aircraft) is exhilarating and you will do some close formation manoeuvring in the climb before learning the effects of aircraft controls and aerobatics manoeuvres. Now it's time for air combat against your opponent - shoot the bad guy! Now all you need to do is return to base and talk about how great you were!

Debrief with your instructor, including letting you know the amount of 'g' pulled, a review of your air combat results and presentation of your flight certificate. There is also the opportunity to purchase a video of your flight on the day.

If you require a weekend flight (Sat only) then please select the Saturday option in the personalisation tab (additional £100).

You will receive a gift voucher for this experience. Gift vouchers are valid for 10 months and come with all the information you need to arrange the flight. Flight Vouchers are fully transferable allowing the nomination of alternative guests. For cancellations made within 14 days of the date of voucher purchase, a full refund will be granted, less an administration charge of £20. The voucher must be returned to us by post. After this period, the administrative and financial costs incurred in maintaining the operation and setting up flights are such that only 75% of the voucher cost will be refunded, as long as the voucher is less than 6 months old. We are unable to refund any vouchers that are older than this. Although we are sympathetic to customers who are cancelled/rescheduled due to weather or for other reasons beyond our control, we are unable to grant refunds outside the terms above.