The thrill seekers at Sky Combat Ace recently invited me to the Santa Monica airport to be a part of their Sky Combat Experience. In the SCA, a Vegas-based company, you actually become a fighter pilot, dogfighting in an Extra 330 LC against your opponent while YOU FLY THE F@KING PLANE???
It sounds absurd. Even more so if you consider than I'm deathly afraid of heights. I'm convinced this is why I was invited, for some reason people take great delight in torturing me and I've never said no to being tortured.
I brought our GM, Chris Davidson, it was his birthday and I like beating him at things.
At an altitude of 2,000 feet I was given controls of the aircraft, which was a mistake.
If you’re ever in Las Vegas and you love flying, the Sky Combat Experience is definitely for you. Read about the insanity right here. This was the single biggest adrenaline rush I’ve ever had (and I’ve been thrown off buildings). Thanks again to Tex and Flash for inviting us.