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Air Combat USA

19300 Ike Jones Rd, Santa Ana, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
+1 714-525-7590
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Disapponting

Never got to fly re:weather and never got a refund :( super disappointing when you get so excited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
egbever
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Ottawa, Canada
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Beyond Awesome

GREAT TIME. I had the 6 engagement package. Acrobatics. Flying a Cirrus doesn't compare. Thanks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rdrakkir
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Melville, New York
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Air Combat USA is the World's First Civilian Aerial Combat School. Experience what it was like to be a fighter pilot during WWII while looping, rolling and pulling up to 6 times the force of gravity! You will be flying real warbirds and shooting down enemy aircraft while your entire flight is recorded in Full HD! We allow our guest pilot's to actually fly up to 90% of the flight time. No flying experience is required. Are you ready for the real thing and not a flight simulation? We look forward to sharing our passion for air combat with you.
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“fighter pilot” (25 reviews)
“top gun” (12 reviews)
“bucket list” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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19300 Ike Jones Rd, Santa Ana, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
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+1 714-525-7590
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never got to fly re:weather and never got a refund :( super disappointing when you get so excited for an experience of a lifetime!!!More

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MBWorldTraveler, Owner at Air Combat USA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear "Disappointing" Although your review is somewhat vague, without merit, and missing nearly all pertinent details regarding your experience with us, we cannot help but to feel that your disappointment is not caused entirely by us. May I ask you a few details regarding your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GREAT TIME. I had the 6 engagement package. Acrobatics. Flying a Cirrus doesn't compare. Thanks guys. Flew across the country for it. Worth it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Air Combat is truly a one of a kind experience. From the time you take off to the time you land you are given full control over the aircraft, with helpful instructions from experienced pilots. The dogfights were exhilarating and provide valuable bragging rights. This...More

Thank Liam E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly can't put into words what it is like. It is phenomenal. I took the stick 1 minute after we took off and was flying the entire time up until we landed (though my hand was still on the stick). Rocket was my instructor...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not going to lie when my wife first signed me up I was a bit nervous. Flying in a two man plane doing barrel rolls and flips isn't my usual flying experience. That being said the guys at Air Combat USA made me...More

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Thank Allbusiness83
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have ever watched "Top Gun", "Dunkirk" or heck, even "Independence Day" and thought it looked like the thrill of a life time, get ready to have that experience. Rocket, Mini and Veronica were great and made sure we had an amazing time. I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 days before my scheduled experience from a Chicago airport, Air Combat called to cancel due to maintenance issues. They promised to call back to reschedule...they never did. After multiple emails and phone calls they finally called back and said that I could schedule my...More

Thank Ben S
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MBWorldTraveler, Owner at Air Combat USA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ben, Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to once again explain the truth about Air Combat USA. My father's company and his life's work, experienced a 100% participation employee "MUTINY" in our operation. The mastermind for this homegrown attack was my...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Aircombat USA was one of the best flying experiences of my life. Well organised at an amazing venue (Lyon Air Museum) with a great team. Veronica, Mike and team are welcoming, enthusiastic and top quality operators. Noting like going inverted and getting your first victory?...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Michael « Rocket » and his team have an outstanding ability to make you feel good and have top fun in a safe, controlled, tailored-to-your-skills environment. Absolutely wonderful, must-do experience. Thanks a lot !

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I flew with Air Combat USA just two days ago and I am still rushing from the experience. I am a new student pilot and have done some exciting things in my life (skydiving, acrobatic flights, etc.), but this blew them all away. I actually...More

Thank Andy B
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lovetotarvel
15 July 2017|
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Response from PattieJacksonNJ | Reviewed this property |
Saw it and signed it. I also sent an email to the city council. Let's make sure he is not allowed to rip off anyone else.
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Response from Marcus B | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't put it past him (them)! My last name is Blackstone, however, I refuse to acknowledge my relation to the current owner, and I am a former employee. All we can do is continue to expose the truth. Hopefully the... More
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Response from PattieJacksonNJ | Reviewed this property |
Mike Blackstone posted "Since July 2016, we have made significant progress in the most critical areas of our operation, namely in our maintenance department. We have restored 2 Marchetti SF-260 aircraft, we are working on... More
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