Air Heads

[an error occurred while processing this directive] If you think all the excitement has gone out of flying, try spending an afternoon with Fighter Combat International. Based at Williams Gateway, a small airport in Mesa, Arizona, the company offers flights piloted by former U.S. top guns and air-combat instructors for $345 and up.

You'll climb into a German-made Extra 300L aircraft — a plane purpose-built for aerobatic stunts — and hang on tight as your pilot takes you on knuckle-whitening maneuvers at speeds of up to 400 km/h. There's even a chance to engage in mock dogfights, complete with the sound of...

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