What Can I Expect
This insane 3-4 hour experience will see you take to the skies and go head to head with an opponent aircraft to win victory and claim "Top Gun" status. This is the only place in the UK to offer this unique experience and is a must for any wannabe fighter pilot who has ever watched Top Gun or marvelled at the spectacular Red Arrows. This experience is also available for two people where you can challenge either a friend, family member or work colleague.
Upon arrival at Goodwood aerodrome you will be introduced to your flying instructor where shortly after you will don your military flight suit. After a thorough safety/parachute brief (usually 1030 or 1300 hrs) you will be escorted out to your awaiting T67 firefly aircraft to strap on your parachute and again look at the cockpit controls and safety aspects of the aircraft. After a formation take-off off you will begin to fly air combat manoeuvres and aerobatics with your opponent aircraft. Your ex-military flying instructor will demonstrate close formation flying and have 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, squeeze the trigger - “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.
Once landed you will be debriefed by your Instructor, discuss the amount of G pulled, receive your personalised flight certificate and then have the opportunity to purchase the in-flight video.
What Type Of Aircraft Is It
Flights are typically conducted in a T67 Firefly which can hold 1 passenger + Instructor.
Monday - Saturday
Excluding bank holidays
On site toilets
Cafe on aerodrome
• Outdoor viewing area
• Spectators welcome
• Flat shoes with good grip
• Flight suit & parachute provided