Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the term “aerobatics”, which came into use around 1910, as “spectacular flying feats and maneuvers (as rolls and dives)”. In reality, that’s a rather academic way of saying that aerobatics is a fun filled, pulse pounding, adrenalin inducing adventure unlike any other. How couldn’t it be? Performing such maneuvers as tail slides, torque rolls, accelerated flat spins, outside loops, Cuban eights, inverted spins, lomcevaks and knife-edge spins while enjoying a panoramic view of the stratosphere is the precise opposite of sedentary boredom.
At this point, you might be thinking that, while engaging in air show style aerobatics from the cockpit of a Extra 300L-the highest performance certified aerobatic aircraft in the world-sounds like the adventure of a lifetime, you probably need to have a pilot’s license and meet other specifications in order to take the cockpit. But think again. Patrons of aerobatic flight adventures literally range from grade school children to great grandmothers, and you don’t need a single hour of flight experience, much less a pilot’s license. All you have to do is visit an aviation adventure company in person or online and choose from a variety of aerobatic flight packages, which can be customized to meet your expectations.
Whichever flight package you choose, you’ll be given the opportunity to pilot the airplane yourself or sit back and enjoy the ride while a professionally trained fighter pilot takes the yoke. In either case, you’ll be flying with a licensed fighter pilot who possesses thousands of hours of flight experience. In the aviation adventure industry, safety always comes first, which makes the adventures that much more fun.
Although most aviation adventure outfits focus on offering flight adventures to the general public, they also offer aerobatic training to experienced pilots. While most pilots have received upset recovery training, specialized aerobatic maneuvers can add a new dimension to pilots’ ability to resume coordinated flight in a variety of upset attitude situations. In addition to aerobatic training, aviation adventure companies offer instrument recovery training, which teaches pilots to judge a plane’s attitude using cockpit instruments instead of relying on “feel” and exterior visibility.
The aviation adventure industry offers multiple kinds of flight packages, ranging from single flight packages to multi-day, multi-flight packages. If you’re a first time customer whose looking to get your feet wet in an Extra 300L, you can purchase a 20-minute flight where you ride passenger and experience a variety of aerobatics for a little under $500.00. Or, if you’re looking to extend your adventure for a few days, the larger packages run between $1600.00 and $3700.00. The extended day and multi-day packages are ideal for those who want to master combat maneuvers and pilot the plane themselves.
Regardless of your age and flight experience, the aviation adventure industry has a flight adventure for everyone. Whether you want to train or simply enjoy the flight experience of a lifetime, the trained fighter pilots in the aviation adventure industry are ready to exceed your expectations.
Do you dream of piloting a high performance, aerobatic airplane but don’t have a pilot’s license? You’re out of luck, right? Wrong. The aviation adventure industry offers people the opportunity to pilot a high performance Extra 300L, and they don’t require a pilot’s license. That’s because you’ll be flying with an experienced fighter serving as your copilot. Visit FighterCombat.com and experience flying adventures like air combat USA military style in the skies above Arizona that will stay with you the rest of your life.