Do you feel the Need for Speed!!? Then try our Top Gun Fighter Jet Experience – Guaranteed adrenaline and chills!
Launch from the aircraft carrier, fly air combat dogfights and aerobatic missions in our Supersonic F/A-18 Hornet Jet Fighter Flight Simulator, your flying instructor will guide you through a take-off and close formation flying followed by some aerobatic manoeuvres to acclimatise you to the g-force, and then you will be introduced to tail chasing and air combat against your opponent.
Manoeuvre your aeroplane to get on the bad guy’s tail. Once you’re in a firing position, squeeze the trigger – “guns guns guns!!” If you’re successful in shooting down the bandit, then it’s an obligatory cheer of “yeehah, jester’s dead” and back to the airfield for a flyby of the tower – assuming, of course, that the pattern is not full…!
This is the most advanced realistic air combat fast jet simulator using an all metal full size F/A-18 Hornet and is not available anywhere else in the UK! Using the latest hardware and software available as well as a 320 degree wrap around screen you’ll feel like you’re really there!
This world class simulator along with our highly trained instructors (all of whom have significant real life flying experience including displaying and test flying military fast jets) receives regular 5 Star reviews and fantastic praise from our customers and ex-military pilots. No flying experience is required to fly and enjoy our simulator, all ages are very welcome.
We use the most advanced and accurate air combat software currently available offering a fully functional realistic aerodynamic flight model which has all the features required for a successful mission!
The simulator is regularly used as a “Fast Jet” training aid for professional and trainee pilots however, like all our simulators no flying experience is required to fly and enjoy our simulator, all ages are welcome.
All of our hardware components which make up the simulator are made from metal to the same scale as the real aircraft in every aspect, couple that with our 320 degree 4k full wrap around visual screen and tactile transducers offering the highest level of immersion currently available anywhere.
Take home a souvenir of your flight on an SD card in full HD. Contact us in advanced if you would like your flight experience recorded as a keepsake.
Other packages available
Bundle Deals – Try our “Fighter Collection” Old & New bundle deal fly both the F/A-18 Hornet and then the classic World War 2 Supermarine Spitfire and compare two of best fighter aircraft ever made. Contact us for further information.
You will be kitted out in a military flying suit*. Then choose your call-sign (“Maverick”, “Iceman” etc.) for the session ahead.
You will be taught how to fly aerobatics and air combat manoeuvres.
Climb into the ejector seat and take the controls in a full size F/A-18 Hornet.
Launch from the aircraft carrier, manoeuvring in the climb and learn the effects of the aircraft controls and aerobatics manoeuvres.
Shoot the bad guy down! (How hard can it be?)
Return to base:
Perform a fighter pilot flyby re-join to land. (Buzz the Tower!)
Exit the aircraft and talk about how great you were!
Debrief with your instructor, review your air combat results and receive a flight certificate with the opportunity to take some photos.
If you loved the movie “Top Gun” and always thought you’d make a top pilot in a fighter aircraft then this experience is perfect for you.
F/A-18 Hornet – Data and Performance
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation). Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing – check out our Boeing 737 Simulator)
The F/A-18 Hornet was designed to be a highly versatile aircraft due to its avionics, cockpit displays, and excellent aerodynamic characteristics, with the ability to carry a wide variety of weapons. The aircraft can perform fighter escort, fleet air defence, suppression of enemy air defences, air interdiction, close air support, and aerial reconnaissance. Its versatility and reliability have proven it to be a valuable carrier asset.
The F/A-18 Hornet first saw combat action during the 1986 United States bombing of Libya and subsequently participated in the 1991 Gulf war and 2003 Iraq war.
- Wingspan: 13.62 m
- Length: 18.30 m
- Height: 4.88 m
- Empty: 14,552 kg
- Max fuel: 6,354 kg
- Max take-off: 29,937 kg
- Max speed: 1,915 km/h
- Mach speed: 1.6 ma
- Max altitude: 50,000 ft.
- Range: 4,220 km
- Thrust: 34,000 pounds
Key features are:
- No previous experience required
- Available all year round (weather won’t stop play!)
- Vouchers are valid for 24 months
- Recommended ages 8 and upward but all are welcome
- Recommended Max height 6’2 feet & 15 stone (1.89M / 95Kg)
- Professional instructor included
- No prerequisites, We’ll have you flying after a short briefing
- 1-1 scale, fully enclosed F/A-18 Hornet cockpit
- Flight controls with advanced dynamic force feedback
- Ultra-realistic flight model
- Fully programmable weather conditions (fair weather, thunderstorms, storms, crosswinds, fog, icing, real time weather, etc.)
- Full introduction to the flight controls and various other systems in the aircraft
- Taxi to the active runway and take-off
- Multiple failures available if required (Engine fires, Fuel leaks etc.)
- Take-offs, landings, and why not barrel rolls, stalls and spins!
- +52,000 airports all around the World
- Presented with a certificate
- Upgrades available
- In short: great fun, inspirational and fantastic family memories!
*subject to time, safety and availability.