combat mission


Fly an Air Combat Mission and Aerobatics against your opponent aircraft – yourself! Your ex-military flying instructor will demonstrate a formation take-off and close formation flying in the T67 Firefly aircraft. Flying close to another aircraft, you fly some aerobatic manoeuvres to acclimatise you to the g-force, and then you will be introduced to tailchasing and air combat against your opponent. 

Manoeuvre your aeroplane to get on the bad guy’s tail. Once you’re in a firing position, call the shot – “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 combat mission is not a simulator and is not available anywhere else in the UK!

  • £695 for 1 person on a weekday (Thursdays and Fridays only)
  • £795 for 1 person on a Saturday
  • £1,195 for 2 people on a weekday (Monday-Thursday only) – saving of £195.  Top Gun pairs bookings are not generally available on Fridays.
  • £1,395 for 2 people on a Saturday (£195 saving). 

Flights take place late March-October inclusive, other than on Bank Holiday weekends and Sundays (subject to weather and airfield conditions).  

SINGLETON BOOKINGS take place on Thursdays and Fridays or Saturdays (at additional cost).  On these days we match you up with an opponent.

PAIRS BOOKINGS take place Monday-Thursday inclusive (or Saturdays at additional cost).  Pairs bookings are not available on Fridays.

Guideline availability can be found in our calendar.


You should allow to be with us between 2.5 and 3.5 hours.

You and your opponent(s) will be kitted out in high quality military flying suits. You then choose your call-sign name badge (“Maverick”, “Iceman” etc) for the day.

At the briefing, you will be taught how to fly aerobatics and air combat manoeuvres. The briefing includes a detailed safety/parachute brief.

You are then ‘ready to walk; and will be  matched into Top Gun “pairs” with your “opponent” guest.

At the aircraft, you will strap on  your parachute and be shown the cockpit controls and receive another safety brief.

The flight
  • You sit side-by-side with your instructor.
  • Formation take-off (2 aircraft)
  • Formation close manoeuvrering in the climb
  • Learn effects of aircraft controls and aerobatics manoeuvres
  • Time for an air combat mission against your opponent – shoot the bad guy!
  • Return to Base – fighter pilot rejoin to land.
  • Time in the aircraft is around 40 minutes (25 minutes in the air)
AFTER Landing

Following the completion of your air combat mission, wxit aircraft and talk about how great you were!

Debrief and review of your air combat results with your instructor, who will issue your flight certificate, including amount of G-force pulled and no. “kills”.

There will be an opportunity to purchase a 360 degree video of your flight.


Weight limit for the T67 Firefly is 17 stone.  Height limit is 6ft 5″.

Please refer to our FAQs for more information.


Consult our dedicated FAQs section for answers to common queries relating to the Top Gun air combat mission, or contact us for further information.

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Our main flying season is late March to October inclusive.  This experience is not available during the winter months due to the high chance of cancellation due to weather and airfield conditions.

If you would like to choose a date at the time of booking, please look at our online calendar first and then contact us to arrange a date.

Based on 197 reviews
Naomi C
Naomi C
Utterly brilliant Utter Nutter experience! I can't recommend the Utter Nutter experience highly enough! I had a stupendous flight with Mark "Greeners", who was brillint and great fun, and had a lovely laugh with Corinne, Thea was so lovely, and great to finally meet Jo, who'd been so patient with all my availability changes! Everyone I met was as nice as could be though, and I couldn't have enjoyed the experience more! I was exceptionally lucky because we still had to burn off some fuel before starting the main aerobatics, so I got to do some flying and then an aileron roll myself as well :D I can't wait to come back for Insanity! Thank you to everyone for an absolutely marvellous morning! Btw everything was indeed explained carefully beforehand, as other reviewers have mentioned, which is great, but I'd be lying if I pretended I was following everything during the flight, being somewhat occupied with trying to stop my knees passing my ears at many points (only a small exaggeration; the forces really are amazing) ;D I was absolutely thrilled from start to finish! Even better than I'd hoped for! If you are worried about feeling queasy, don't be- you have to enthusiastically confirm you're ready for the next figure before flying it, so you could always stop and do something calmer if you needed to :)
Top Gun Flight Experience What a fabulous and exhilarating experience on the Top Gun package for myself and 20 year old son last week. First time ever for us and truly enjoyed our time with Mags and Paddy. Top experience and highly recommended!
Aerobatic flying - fully recommended! Went back to Goodwood to do Ultimate Highs Insanity challenge and it definitely lived up to the name! Professional pilots and staff who always explain what the flight will involve. Hoping to go back for their Armageddon challenge. Highly recommend Ultimate High for the best flying experiences you can have!
Adrian S
Adrian S
The Tops I bought the Top Gun experience for my wife I have to say the team were warm and welcoming when we arrived at Goodwood The briefing was carried out in a very professional way with highlighting safety first which is very assuring when doing this type of activity Mags my wife’s pilot was very lovely Gills tummy wasn’t quite up to the full experience but she still had a great time so thanks to the team at ultimate high and a special thanks to Mags for your caring nature We would not hesitate to recommend ultimate high Many thanks again Adrian
Magick M
Magick M
experience of a lifetime!! what a wicked day!!! i laughed so much, the team were incredibly supportive, my partner and i had an amazing time - we will be back!
Simon G
Simon G
10 out of 10! Had an amazing time with the Ultimate High team, it was one hell of an experience flying loops over the south coast on the Top Gun experience! Certainly a day out I'll not forget in a hurry!
The most amazing experience The team at Ultimate High were amazing. The flight was exhilarating with acrobatic manoeuvres that were thrilling. I would highly recommend this and I will definitely be back. The pilot I had on the day was also a pleasure to spend time with.
Mind-blowing experience 10/10 UTTER NUTTER CHALLENGE for my 30th. This was my most insane experience I’ve ever completed, and it most certainly will be a hard one to top. I will never forget the day and I would certainly do it all over again! Big thanks to ‘Greeners’ and his team. You made me feel welcomed and reassured that I was in safe hands from start to finish. This experience topped my expectations and I think this has started to new high for me! Be sure to see me again soon Ultimate High team. Thanks again x
Samuel W
Samuel W
Thank you to everyone at Ultimate High for an incredible and unforgettable Top Gun Air Combat experience What a fantastic experience! Thank you so much to all the team at Ultimate High for such a memorable Top Gun Air Combat experience - I thoroughly recommend to anyone who, like me, dreamt of being a fast jet pilot as a child, or for any thrill seekers in general. Great team, great experience and great memories!
Paula C
Paula C
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