Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
Air Boss Johnson: Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.
Want to fly like the big boys? The Flightdeck Air Combat Center in Anaheim, can provide you with the same experience Tom Cruise received while filming Top Gun. The experience is as close as it gets to the real thing without actually joining the Air Force, since the center holds the largest number of authentic F-16 flight simulators in the world (wingman not included).
Flightdeck is a flight simulation center with nine fighter jet simulators and a Boeing 737-700 flight simulator. Experience the thrill of aerial maneuvers at 600 knots, air-to-air combat with guns and missiles in their authentic military flight simulators and feel what it’s like to take the controls of a commercial airliner in their 737 flight simulator. Classroom training and in-flight instruction are provided to ensure a challenging aviation-themed adventure that you won’t forget.
Various tryout plans are available depending on your interest, but most people start off with the Fox 1 mission, which includes 60 minutes of flight and lessons from flight instructors on taking-off, basic maneuvers, dogfighting, and carrier landing. Once you’ve got the itch for flying, the Fox 2 program introduces air to ground combat, and allows customers to fly other aircraft such as a Mig-29 and an A-10 Warthog. If you’re really serious, sign up for the Squadron program and take customized missions with a like-minded team of wannabe fly boys. Slip a few extra dead presidents into the hands of the staff, and you can probably arrange to have Danger Zone piped into your cockpit too.
Flightdeck is open to the general public with special programs for corporate groups, team building, birthday parties and unique bachelor or bachelorette parties. Flightdeck is consistently voted as one of the top 10 things to do in Anaheim and Orange County. This is your chance to ride into the Danger Zone!
Watch a video on Flighdeck here.
Visit Flighdeck for the ultimate flying and air combat experience!
Iceman: You can be my wingman any time.
Maverick: Bullshit! You can be mine.
WHAT: Flightdeck Air Combat Center
WHEN: Monday: Closed to the public | Tuesday – Sunday: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
WHERE: 1650 South Sinclair Street | Anaheim, CA 92806
CONTACT INFO: (714) 937-1511
- Reservations by telephone required
- Minimum Age: 11 | Minimum Height: 4′ 11″
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