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Strap in, take off and channel Top Gun on an exhilarating 3-hour fighter pilot experience in San Diego, a Viator Exclusive. Swoop over the city's arid mountains and valleys in an aerobatic Extra 330LC plane, then fly low and fast over the rugged terrain. Take in sweeping aerial views of the desert and city, feel the thrilling pace and powerful g-force of the nimble plane and come back to base with a military-style, spiral landing.


  • Fly 10-feet and 250-mph aboard a high-performance aircraft on this Viator Exclusive
  • Choose to ride a state-of-the-art aerobatic Extra 330LC
  • Enjoy some fun aerobatic maneuvers and a military-style landing
  • Admire views of Southern California's mountains and valleys
  • Choice of several departure times throughout the day
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else – don't miss out on this exclusive experience!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

No one else but Viator sells this experience. Fly with a professional fighter pilot who executes mind-bending aerobatic maneuvers in a classic race plane. If you choose the open cockpit biplane, there's room for you to bring along a friend!

What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Fighter Pilot Experience in San Diego

Viator Exclusive: Fighter Pilot Experience in San Diego

Enjoy pickup at either of 2 central locations in San Diego, then travel to Gillespie Field for your Viator Exclusive fighter plane experience. 

Listen to a safety briefing, then step aboard your state-of-the-art Extra 330LC. This style of aerobatic plane has been active in the air race industry for over thirty years; the plane you fly will have been lovingly restored to its original condition.Fly at low altitude over the valleys and mountains around San Diego, enjoying great views of the city skyline and the area landmarks. 

Come in for a military-style landing, which follows an exciting spiral, designed to make it difficult for enemy planes to land any fire. 

At the conclusion of your 3-hour Viator exclusive tour, enjoy drop-off at one of the central points in downtown San Diego. 

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