It's your last chance to fly a fighter jet at MOA – A.C.E.S. closes Saturday

A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation lets you experience what it's like to fly a WWII fighter jet – without a pilot's license.
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If you've ever wondered what it's like to fly a fighter jet but don't want to bother with your pilot's license, you better get to the Mall of America by Saturday night.

A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation on the mall's third floor is closing for good by the end of the day.

For 21 years – 13 at MOA – the company has been allowing everyday folk to climb into the cockpits of simulated WWII fighter planes, and modern day airliners like the F/A-18E Super Hornet and Boeing 737. Surrounded by an Omnitheater-like dome, visitors get to experience what it's like to fly (and sometimes crash).

"But now it is time to bring ACES in for a controlled landing," the company posted to Facebook earlier this month. It did not go into detail about the closure.

A.C.E.S. is open until 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

If you have gift cards, the company recommends getting there quickly because those are not refundable.

In December, another entertainment center called Smaaash opened on the mall's fourth floor. It also offers virtual reality experiences, along with go karting and food.

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