The talented idiots at Sky Combat Ace let me fly a stunt plane (7 Photos, 1 Video)

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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.

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  • Leo


  • _LG

    I have issues flying in a 747, so I have no idea how they got the courage to do this!

    He was pretty much one with the hillside/lake/trees on multiple occasions. Ball of steels, I say. Major balls of steel.

    • nywolf

      LG you're back! Dunno if you've been commenting for a while now, but I know you left for a spell. Anyway, welcome back!

    • loves sammiches

      I have to ask…Which one only has one ball? Lol

  • STL

    That video just made my day! :)

  • KCCOinSD

    that video made me laugh so fuckin hard lololol

  • Lou

    Where are breasts? I can see someone throwing up anytime. Next time take Jordan Carver in a bikini with you.

  • pbb05

    jesus Mac's putting on weight

  • Joshua

    John… John… John… John… John…… JOHN!!!! WHAT!!!!!…….. danger zone..

  • 2Dogs

    these guys are gonna get a whack of publicity outta this and lots of dosh! Awesome vid, I am gonna fly out from Scotland to do this one day! Props (no pun intended) to The guys doing this after a night out!

  • A Sinister Plot

    Recently did the Dog fight one with my brother, would highly recommend this to all the other Chivers

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  • Lexxy

    thats effing hilariouse! hhahahahahah

  • Hurl

    Love how the music stops for Chris to puke. Glad im alone in the office right now so i could laugh freely!

  • Dmalloy23

    That is the most awesome thing I have ever seen!

  • Sean

    When Chris threw up I lost my shit. Now I'm wiping the tears from laughing so hard.

  • Lo12

    HAHAHA that just made my day of studying for midterms so much better! Thanks John!

  • Courtney

    Happy Birthday Chris!! And thanks for letting us up into the chive office a few weeks ago! Chive On!

  • FrankieTheWop

    John's new book…50 Shades of Green!

  • cody


  • Adam B

    Probably the coolest thing ever. Sick vid.

  • skyfireCO

    When I have the money – this is on my bucket list!

    Quite fitting that they're wearing the Maverick and Iceman shirts

  • StuBABY

    1:20 is when this shit just got real

  • Mike O

    That was great. Had to watch it twice. The drool on Mac's chin after the vomit. Priceless.

  • Brentorama

    this is priceless!

  • quailman8907

    Dude. You may have the best job ever.

  • Baxpin

    Anyone know of any places to do this on the east coast?

  • I-NeeD-$$

    I honestly dont think I've ever laughed as hard as I ever have on this site than I did today.

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