combat mission

TOP GUN AIR 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!

Prices
  • £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). 
Availability

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.

Arrival

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.

Restrictions

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

Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

FAQS

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

make your TOP GUN booking now

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.

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Based on 175 reviews
Steve H
Steve H
08/09/2023
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
01/09/2023
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
25/08/2023
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
24/08/2023
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
22/08/2023
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.
Britboy1234
Britboy1234
16/08/2023
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!
Kandarp
Kandarp
15/08/2023
(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!
Exploration663421
Exploration663421
28/07/2023
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
26/07/2023
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
24/07/2023
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!!

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