Aerobatic flight in the MiG29
Fly the Mig 29 fighter jet in Russia. The Mikoyan Mig 29 is a truly amazing fighter plane designed in the 1970s and put in service in 1983. It was designed to rival its American counterparts such as the F15 and F16 with incredible power and agility. Flying the Mig 29 Fulcrum is as close as flying the ultimate machine. The fighter plane is so precise and powerful that the USA even bought 21 from the Moldavian Air Force… to try it out.
You can fly the Mig 29 Fulcrum in Russia, at Nizhny Novgorod. This experience is designed to make you feel the power and agility of the MiG29. After take-off, your pilot will start an aerobatic program similar to a testing flight, with full power, loops, sharp turns, breaks… You will need your G suit!!!!
The Mig 29 fighter jet aerobatic flight
This fighter jet ride will get you as close as possible as a modern fighter pilot. You will experience the Gs, positive and negative, and see what this fighter plane can do. Over the skies of Nizhny Novgorod, along one of the best pilots in Russia, you will experience the “Mig Factor”.
You will need 2 to 3 days in Nizhny Novgorod to complete your experience as flights into the city usually arrive late at night. It’s best to enjoy a rest day before the flight.
3 options are available for this MiG-29 flight experience :
1/ 11 500 euros – just the MiG flight – you will book yourself your accommodation and organise your visa. If you select this option, we recommend that you arrive at least 1 day before the MiG flight day.
2/ 12000 euros – this is a 3 day package including accommodation in 3 star hotel with breakfast, hotel pick-up on the MiG flight day, presence of a guide interpreter on the flight day, and transfer back to your hotel after the flight, and assistance with visa.
3/ 13000 euros – this is a 3 day package including accommodation in a 4 star hotel with breakfast, including pick up at the airport on your arrival and transfer to your hotel, hotel pick-up on the MiG flight day, presence of a guide interpreter on the flight day, and transfer back to your hotel after the flight, guided tour of the city, dinner in a traditional restaurant and assistance with visa.
Aerobatic MigG29 flight – on the day
9h/9h30: transfer from you hotel to SOKOL Airbase
9h45: arrival at SOKOL, security clearance
9h45/10h30: presentation of SOKOL Airbase – the location of all Mig flying tests
10h30: meeting with your pilot and instructor, briefing on the flight plan, security, instruments, the different phases of the Mig flight.
11h15: medical exam – blood pressure test and checking your overall good health
11h30: Dressing. You change and wear a G suit to help you sustain the Gs felt during the flight. The pilot also shows you how to work your helmet, visor and oxygen mask.
12h30: transfer to the tarmac, where the crew has prepared the Mig 29 for your flight. Inspection tour of the plane with the pilot. Then you get into the back seat, and your instructor shows you the instruments and how to work the radio controls.
12h45: Engines on…
Your flight lasts 25mn, during which you will experience many maneuvers done by the test pilots when in flight in the Mig 29, such as loops, barrels, cubain eights, inverted flight… You will experience up to 7 Gs and see for yourself the incredible agility and power of the Mig 29 Fulcrum.
13h10: landing. Briefing with your pilot. It is also a time to immortilize the moment with pictures.
13h30/14h30 – change. You can take a shower to refresh. You receive a certificate testifying that you have done a fighter jet flight on the Mig 29.
14h45: transfert back to your hotel
A debrief is organised after landing, as well as pictures with your pilot and crew. You will also tour the museum of SOKOL military and manufacturing plant, home of the Migs. Then you are driven to your hotel where you can unwind and relax.
MiG 29 flight – our recommendations
The MiG29 flight is a unique flying experience which can be exhilarating. However, the process of getting there can be long and complicated if you wish to do it alone as you will need to deal with the Russian administrations with regards to security, accommodation, transportation… We recommend that you let us deal with all the administration to make it easier for you to simply focus on the experience.
You will have a medical at the SOKOL airbase. As per our conditions and restrictions, any normal person in average physical conditions will be able to fly the MiG. However, if you have any doubt, simply ask your general practitioner or doctor to check you out for any heart conditions – just like you would if you were doing a skydive jump.
You will be stressed before the flight. Try to relax as much as possible and simply take it in as one of the best flight you will ever experience.
Edge of space flight in the Mig 29 Fulcrum
You can also experience the ultimate experience of flying to the edge of space in the Mig 29 Fulcrum and doing some evolutions on the way down. See Fly to the edge of space for the full program.
Your fighter pilots
Russian fighter pilots are amongst the best in the world. You will fly with pilots that have tremendous experience in flying this extraordinary fighter plane. All are still active at SOKOL manufacturing plant where they test modern Russian fighters. They have been honored by their country as some of them are “Heroes of Russia”, one of the highest ranks in Russia and others are “Distinguished Test Pilot of the Russian Federation”. They have logged thousands of hours and trained and tested almost all fighter jets designed and born in Russia. You are in the best hands to fly this fighter jet.
Your fighter jet: the Mig 29 Fulcrum
The Mig 29 Fulcrum is one of the best fighter jets built so far. 39 countries have equipped their air force with this unique fighter plane. It flies easily at Mach 2.25 and has a service ceiling of 60,000ft. It has an amazing rate of climb of 65,000ft/mn. Flying the Mig 29 is a truly incredible experience.
Crew: One, can take passenger
Length: 17.37 m (57 ft)
Wingspan: 11.4 m (37 ft 3 in)
Height: 4.73 m (15 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 38 m² (409 ft²)
Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
Loaded weight: 16,800 kg (37,000 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 21,000 kg (46,300 lb)
Powerplant: 2× Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofans, 8,300 kgf (81.4 kN, 18,300 lbf) each
Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,400 km/h, 1,490 mph) At low altitude: 1,500 km/h, 930 mph
Range: 700 km (430 mi)
Ferry range: 2,100 km (1,800 mi) with 1 drop tank
Service ceiling: 18,013 m (59,100 ft)
Rate of climb: initial 330 m/s average 109 m/s 0-6000 m (65,000 ft/min)
Wing loading: 442 kg/m² (90.5 lb/ft²)
Conditions and restrictions:
You must not have known heart problems
You must not have neurological problems
You will be required to do a medical examination on site. It is advisable that you take a test before booking and travelling to Russia.
You must be cleared by security as you will be entering a military and manufacturing plant. This takes 45 days to process.
Book your aerobatic MiG-29 flight
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