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Exclusive: Recon Pilot Experience Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Play the role of fighter pilot on this adrenaline-rushing, 15-minute thrill ride over Las Vegas and the surrounding region. Climb into an Extra 330LC aircraft with a professional fighter pilot and soar low over the mountains and valleys of the Mojave Desert, with great views of the surrounding landscape, including the Las Vegas strip. Fly at speeds up to 250 miles per hour, then experience some aerobatic maneuvers followed by a military-style landing to end this exciting aerial adventure. Las Vegas hotel pickup/drop-off included. Total tour time is three hours.
  • Fly 10-feet and 250-mph aboard a high-performance aircraft on this Viator Exclusive
  • Choose to ride a state-of-the-art aerobatic Extra 330LC
  • Enjoy some fun aerobatic maneuvers and a military-style landing
  • Admire views of the Mojave Desert’s mountains and valleys
  • Choice of several departure times throughout the day
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else – don't miss out on this exclusive experience!

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This exclusive tour unlocks an experience not often available to the public.
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15-minute flight in a Extra 330LC (if option selected)
5-minute safety briefing
Professional instructor/pilot
Hotel pickup and drop-off
All local taxes and fees
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available from most Las Vegas hotels

This 3-hour adventure begins with a Las Vegas hotel pickup, then travel to the Henderson Executive Airport, approximately 13 miles from the Las Vegas strip. After a pilot meet and greet and a safety briefing to prepare for the flight, climb on board a state-of-the-art Extra 330LC aircraft, the world’s most advanced certified aerobatic airplane. 

With the professional fighter pilot at the controls, take off, soaring low and zooming over the beautiful mountains and valleys of the Mojave Desert. Check out the great view of the surrounding landscape, including the beautiful Las Vegas strip, from the desert sky above. Then get ready to experience a few basic aerobatic maneuvers, like the aileron roll, loop, barrel roll and hammerhead. It will feel like a roller coaster without the rails.

To end the flight, complete a military-style landing on the runway back at the airport. 

This unique fighter pilot experience is complete with a return trip to Las Vegas for a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
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Sky Combat Ace
Pickup from Las Vegas hotel will take you to the Henderson Airport, where you’ll receive a safety briefing to prep you for your flight. You and your expert pilot will board your state-of-the-art aerobatic Extra 330LC, this style of plane has been in the air race industry for 30 years. Both planes are meticulously restored, and the Waco biplane seats two in the front seat, so you both can experience this exciting moment with a friend. Take off and soar low over the beautiful mountains and valleys of the Mojave Desert on an adrenaline-pumping flight. Catch great views of the surrounding sights and see the Las Vegas skyline from above! After the flight, you'll complete a military-style landing, where the plane comes in at an elongated spiral -- a tactic used by the military to make it difficult for the enemy to shoot at the plane. You'll then be taken back to your hotel with unforgettable memories to share.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Minimum weight required for the Extra 330LC is 80 lbs (36.5 kg / 5.7 stone); maximum weight is 265 lbs (130 kg / 19 stone)
  • Maximum height for the Extra 330LC is 6'6'' (2m)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Infants are not allowed in the aircrafts
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sky Combat Ace Las Vegas

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Exclusive: Recon Pilot Experience Las Vegas?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Exclusive: Recon Pilot Experience Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Exclusive: Recon Pilot Experience Las Vegas?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Exclusive: Recon Pilot Experience Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Exclusive: Recon Pilot Experience Las Vegas?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Exclusive: Recon Pilot Experience Las Vegas.

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Dawn_M
, Nov 2020
L.a.m.b. Is the absolute best pilot! She gave my husband a ride to remember♥️ This is a great treat for your hubby’s ladies.
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Experience of a lifetime
William_S
, Nov 2020
This is the experience of a lifetime. Flying upside down through red rock canyon where we had hiked the day before was beyond belief. The pilots read us beautifully and did fun but a little less aggressive with my partner and took me to my limits. Amazing.
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Simply amazing
Joseph_L
, Oct 2020
Absolutely amazing!! Do yourself a favor and get into these planes. Deffinatly something you will never forget!
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SO INTENSE!
Lindsay_A
, Sep 2020
Juice and Sarah were great. Pulled 7 Gs, went 250 mph, it was a good day! Yes, it’s expensive but definitely a unique experience. However, I do think the photos/videos are overpriced.
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Bad A**
Ray_R
, Sep 2020
It was booked as an anniversary present for my boyfriend and he is an adrenaline junkie...needless to say he loved his ride and his pilot was bad a**. She is the only female pilot. It was well worth the upgrade the afterburner package is the one you want if you want an adrenaline rush!!!
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What a ride
Brad_K
, Jul 2020
Was better than expected! They describe it as being like a rollercoaster ride, but no rollercoaster can compare.
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Greatest Adventure
Jamodio
, Sep 2019
This was the most extreme and fun thing I have ever experienced! Every year I plan an adventure in Las Vegas......as of right now, this was the absolute top for me!!!
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Sky combat ace flight.
Excursion685837
, Sep 2018
Outstanding. i never experienced anything like this. the pilots where very professional and made you feel at ease. The view was breathtaking. Cant wait to do it again. This is a must do....
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I can’t say enough great things...
Jera S
, Mar 2018
I can’t say enough great things about Skycombatace. The staff are absolutely amazing, they exceeded my expectations in every way. I am already planning my next trip back. This is something I believe that everyone should try at least once. It is worth the money I swear. A moment you will always have.
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This was a once in a life time...
RACHEL P
, Sep 2017
This was a once in a life time amazing experience, with 5 star service from the incredible staff at SCA.
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