Voted the UK’s number one high adrenaline experience over and over again, this is a unique and unforgettable adventure for your group!

Ultimate High is the only company in Europe to offer the Top Gun experience in ex-military aircraft.  It is the opportunity of a lifetime for your guests to become “Top Gun” pilots for the day, and go head to head with their opponent.

First, you are kitted out into flying suits and Top Gun name badges and receive a detailed flying and safety brief. Then you are matched into pairs. 

Once in the aircraft, your ex-military instructors will demonstrate a formation take-off and close formation manoeuvering before teaching you how to fly aerobatics – yourself!

Next, after you have flown some aerobatic manoeuvres to acclimatise you to the g-force, you will be introduced to tailchasing and air combat against your opponent – the sport of kings!

Your guests will be amazed at how much they are able to take the controls themselves during this experience.

combat mission

Flights take place in pairs, so 2 guests are airborne at any one time (in 2 separate aircraft). The ideal group size is 8-16 guests. For groups smaller than this (4-6 guests) why not try our full-on Air Combat Programme?

For groups larger than this (17-30 people) some guests will need to fly our aerobatics profile instead (ie their flight won’t include tailchasing/air combat).  In this case 4 guests can be airborne at any one time using 4 aircraft.

The uniqueness of the event makes this very much a shared experience, with guests yet to fly eager to quiz those who have flown, to compare notes and swap stories.  Clients find the flying all-consuming as this is a totally new (and amazing!) experience. 

We are renowned for our friendly but professional pilots and ground staff and guests are encouraged to spend plenty of time with our staff learning more about flying.


Guests have welcome refreshments/breakfast

Sit down for an informative and entertaining pre-flight and safety brief by one of our senior flying instructors, including how to fly aerobatic and air combat manoeuvres.

Guests are kitted out into high quality flying suits and “Top Gun” name badges.

Guests are matched into pairs.

The flight

The flying commences following safety/parachute briefs at the aircraft. 

Waves of guests fly “Top Gun” pairs, with 2 or 3 guests airborne at any one time.  Option to purchase videos of the flights.

Flight includes:

  • Formation take-off (2 aircraft)
  • Formation close manoeuvrering in the climb
  • Learn effects of aircraft controls and aerobatics manoeuvres
  • Time for air combat against your opponent – shoot the bad guy!
  • Return to Base – fighter pilot rejoin to land

Each “flight” takes around 1 hour including kit out, safety brief, aircraft taxy etc and the flight itself.

Non-flying activities

While guests aren’t flying, we conduct tours of the Aircraft Hangars (including Spitfire hangar, if available).  There is usually plenty going on at the airfield for people to watch – eg the motor circuit is busy with fast cars and the Spitfire is usually flying. There is also a lovely cafe next to our buildling where guests can watch the flying.

We do find that the uniqueness of the event makes this very much a shared experience, with guests yet to fly eager to quiz those who have flown, to compare notes and swap stories. Clients find the flying all-consuming as this is a totally new (and amazing!) experience. Guests are also encouraged to spend plenty of time with our friendly and knowledgeable pilots and ground staff learning more about flying.


Light (picnic) lunch served. 

Flying / Activities

The flying/ground activities continue.

Tea & Medals / Group Debrief

Group debrief at the end of the day.

Guests are presented with their signed Flight Certificates and Prizes, as required.

Additional Items

Videos of your flights (£59 each)

Aircraft Branding.  We can  brand our aircraft with your logos if you wish.  Prices depend on size and number of logos.  2 months’ notice require in order to organise artwork, printing etc.

Presentation/talk by Stunt Display Pilot, former City Risk Manager, Professional Commentator and Journalist Mark Greenfield (at guest hotel if required).  The presentation will be tailored to the client and incorporate any specific themes  – for example Building High Performance Teams, Decision Making under Pressure, Management through Influence – as well as including a review of the day’s flying activities and entertaining aviation  anecdotes.  Price from £500+ VAT.

Photographs of your day (price from £250+VAT).

Prizes (as required)

Breakfast rolls


Consult our dedicated FAQs section for answers to common queries, or contact us for further information.


Based on 175 reviews
Steve H
Steve H
apocalypse Arrived as usual with a relaxed and friendly reception. Thank you Jo and Thea. After the briefing we made our way to the Airfield with Thea and some bloke called Greeners.(only joking Mark).Took off for the warm up bearing in mind this was my forth real challenge. From the very start i new this was going to be the most extreme. I tried a roll(i have control)i think i stalled the engine. Then i was asked to try a left flick, which i did and thought it was ok.Then Greeners took control and said this is how you do a flick,Wow.Then after that an impressive but majestic barrel roll. Bearing in mind were still in the warm up. As things progressed in the challenge things really kicked off barrel rolls, the roulade, the cravat,the + Gs,the - Gs wow you could feel that. All the time Greeners is telling you what's going on and a bit of singing thrown in.(its not as bad as you think).Then the finale, the windmill followed by the inverted spin not necessary in that order. Utterly Utterly incredible. Thanks again to all the team hope to see you soon. All the best Steve Humphrey.
Peter B
Peter B
Awesome experience! Loved it so much the first time had to go and do it again! Fantastic day from start to finish, I flew with Steve 'Jos' Johnson who made sure I got the most out of my day... I flew some loops & barrel rolls and he then demonstrated some slightly more complicated manoeuvres! Absolutely amazing experience. Will be back, this time for the Extra 300 I think......
Andy P
Andy P
Ultimate High insanity flight Just flew insanity with the team at ultimate high. What a fantastic experience. All the staff are professional and friendly, make you feel at ease from start to finish. So this is an invitation flight for successfully completing utter nutter. Wow, insanity is the correct name. Greeners take you on a roller coaster ride of high g aerobatics,that honestly should not be possible. A full airshow routine, non stop adrenaline. Honestly, I can't recommend, as its not for everyone but if you want a next level buzz, you've got to try it. I managed to complete this and now look forward to my invitation the "the big one" the windmill manoeuvre was totally epic and not like anything I've ever done. Wow! Thanks greeners and thanks to the whole team for making my day an unforgettable experience. See you soon
kirk h
kirk h
Incredible experience Just to say had an incredible "Top Gun Experience" today, the Ultimate High team were fantastic and a big thanks to James the pilot who was very professional but also a great confidence builder also thanks to Phil my "adversary" on the day.
Nick B
Nick B
I flew a plane! Such an experience. I GOT TO FLY A PLANE! Don't get me wrong, I can still feel my breakfast coming up and it's 5pm, but well worth the "after effects". Getting to actually take the controls takes this kind of experience to a whole different level. The team were also great. Shout out to Jonesy our pilot.
Top Gun - Amazing! Wow… where do I start? Just about coming down from my Top Gun experience this morning. Andy my pilot was just superb, guiding us through each stage of flight, explaining what was going on. Between the close formation flying, simulated dog fight (even better than I imagined) and aerobatic maneuvers, it is hard to say what the highlight was. Ultimate High folks are so professional, well organized and most of all safety focused. Would not hesitate in flying with them again even with “someone” singing ???? Thanks guys!
(Ultimate) High Way to The Danger Zone ???? Wow, what an incredible experience! Mark "Greeners" Greenfield and the entire team at UH were so hospitable, friendly, and knowledgeable. They can make any beginner feel at ease about flying! Here is what happened on the day: 1. Fill out a quick health assessment 2. Select your flight suit and call sign 3. Sit through a basic safety briefing 4. Walk out to the plane and strap on your harness and parachute 5. Fly for roughly 25 minutes During the flight itself, your instructor will show you the basic moves, and you simply follow them when you're ready to do so. Your experience is completely dependent on how much of a thrill seeker you are. In my case, I went up to 5gs of force and still wanted more! In between moves, Mark and I were casually talking about the experience and having a great laugh along the way. A throughly enjoyable couple of hours, and a friend made in Mark. Highly recommended and would definitely do it again!
BEST "HIGH" NO DRUGS REQUIRED!! Utter Nutter - 60th birthday present to self.....boy, did it exceed expectations!! An experience that surpassed anything previously. If you desire a simultaneous rush of fear and terror coupled with an intoxication of awe and exhilaration, don your flight suit and parachute and jump into the cockpit!! Pilot, Mark G is aptly named as the G's are incredible. What a pilot and what a professional team at Ultimate High and the welcome and hospitability you receive is equal to the flying experience. If you have even an inkling, don't procrastinate, just do it.
Paul W
Paul W
WOW, WOW, WOW!! WOW, WOW, WOW!! The most incredible once in a lifetime experience with the most amazing, skilled pilots you could ever sit alongside of. It's not everyday you get the opportunity to fly a plane next to a Fighter Jet pilot, Red Arrows pilot & Virgin Atlantic pilot... We were in complete awe! Huge special thanks to 'JOS' & Rich for making our experience so memorable in every way. An experience we will remember for a lifetime and with our own video footage to keep forever! Thank you so much to the team!!. A 30th birthday we will definitely never forget!! #The Ultimate Top Gun Experience. Paul & Hayley (06/06/23).
Hayley L
Hayley L
Book it! Amazing experience! Me and my husband booked for his 30th birthday. I think everyone should do this once in their lifetime. Exhilarating and fun - the pilots are relaxed, knowledgeable and fun to be around and the manoeuvres experienced in the air are incredible. Highly recommend!!