Corporate Event Top Gun Flying Day

Corporate Top Gun Day

Repeatedly voted the UK's number one high adrenaline experience. A once in a lifetime opportunity.

Top Gun Day:  Voted the UK's number one high adrenaline experience over and over again.

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.

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.

Please contact us for prices.

For individual experiences, please refer to our Flying Experiences page.

Outline of Your Day  

Welcome Refreshments & Safety / Flying Briefing

Guests are kitted out into high quality flying suits and "Top Gun" name badges.
Guests have welcome refreshments/breakfast and then 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 matched into pairs.

Flying / Activities

The flying commences following further safety/parachute briefs at the aircraft.  Waves of guests fly "Top Gun" pairs, with 2 guests airborne at any one time.  Option to purchase videos of the flights.

2 or 4 guests are airborne at one time.  

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
Lunch Light (picnic) lunch served.  Pilots join you and are very happy to share their flying knowledge and stories.
Flying / Activities The flying/ground activities continue.
Tea & Medals / Group Debrief Group debrief of the day.
Guests are presented with their signed Flight Certificates and Gifts, as required.
Champagne & canapes optional at additional cost.

 

What is included?

The following are typically included in a Group Flying Day:

  • Welcome /all day refreshments
  • Use of high quality military flying suits, headsets, and "Top Gun" name badges
  • Informative and entertaining multimedia briefing by our senior fighter pilots. Includes instruction on how to fly the aircraft and all safety procedures.
  • Your Ultimate High flight(s) with your ex-military instructor pilot
  • Light "Picnic" Lunch
  • Group Debrief - "Tea & Medals" as required
  • Signed Flight Certificates, including any special awards ("G-Monster", "Girl's Blouse" etc!)
  • Air Combat linked Flight Simulators available for guests while not flying
  • Tours of the Aircraft Hangars (including Spitfire hangar, if available)
  • Aerodrome & Motor Circuit "Treasure Hunt" available for guests while not flying 

At additional cost:

  • 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. Presentation of individual certificates/prizes as required.  Price from £500+VAT.
  • Air Display.  Be amazed by a gyroscopic air display by the Ultimate High Extra300 +10g/-10g aerobatic aircraft.  We can  brand our aircraft with your logos if you wish.  Price from £500+VAT.
  • Videos of your flights (£49 each)
  • Personalised name badges and merchandise - must be ordered in advance
  • Photographs of your day (price from £250+VAT).
  • Prizes (as required)
  • Breakfast rolls

Regarding accommodation, we recommend the Goodwood Hotel which is close by - alternatively, please contact us for recommendations for your group.

Please refer to our FAQ for more information on height/medical restrictions, what to wear, payment terms etc.

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