Edge of space – Stratospheric flight in the Mig 29 Fulcrum
Fly to the edge of space in the Mig 29 fighter jet. More than a fighter jet experience, this is a spiritual moment as you get a chance to reach the stratosphere, admire the black sky and see the curvature of the earth. Not many people have had the chance to experience this. The Mig 29 fighter jet will take off and soon reach an altitude of between 22km and 25km. You will have the chance to break the sound barrier at the same time en enjoy the view. As you descend and reach a normal altitude, you fighter pilot will start some evolutions such as inverted flying, loops… you will feel the Gs and the tremendous power of this amazing fighter plane.
This is the ultimate flying experience. Even us, as jet fighter operators and pilots in France are jealous of this. Your MiG29 experience to the edge of space will start by taking altitude, and then pushing the throttle forward to gain speed. You will break the sound barrier once, and sometimes the pilots need to go to Mach 2.0 (depending on weather conditions) to reach the stratosphere. Once you are at the limit of space, admire the view… the sky is dark, the earth is curved… Take it in as much as you can.
Then your pilot will slowly descend towards the SOKOL airbase where you will have the pleasure of experiencing a full aerobatic program. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE FLYING EXPERIENCE.
Edge of space fighter jet ride in the Mig 29 Fulcrum
This fighter jet ride is one extraordinary experience. This is your chance to reach the edge of space and to fly one of the best fighter jets ever built, the Mig 29 Fulcrum. This flight takes place in Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
3 options are available for this MiG-29 flight experience :
1/ 16500 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/ 17000 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/ 18000 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.
Edge of space flight in the MigG29 – 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 45 to 50mn. You will first climb quickly towards the sky to break the sound barrier. You will continue climbing up at Mach speed until you reach 23km of altitude – more than twice as high as a commercial jet liner – where you will admire the curvature of the earth and the black sky of space right above your head. You will be in the stratosphere… You will then descend slowly to reach an optimum altitude to do some aerobatics and try out the amazing agility and power of the Mig 29. You will do loops, barrels, hammerhead, inverted flying and other aerobatic figures… Your G suit will help you sustain the Gs.
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
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.
We pay tribute to Charles Crépin
Charles Crépin will be in our memory for ever. And we pay tribute to his will, goals and dreams by casting his video below. Charles was a pilot, flying private jets amongst other aircrafts. His dream was to fly to space. This is as close as he could go, to the edge of space in the MiG29. Charles was diagnosed with cancer, and was close to the end of his life when he flew the MiG-29 to the edge of space. We love this video. His video. Charles demonstrates that you can live your dream. He was surrounded by love, and the people around him made it possible also for him to live his dream. Saddly he passed away shortly after. But Charles showed courage, passion and determination to make his dream come true. And we love that.
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 must not have too much blood pressure
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 60 days to process.
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