L-39 Albatros Formation flight in Reims

L-39 Albatros Formation flight in Reims

Flying a fighter jet is already a unique experience, so why not top it up with this formation flight – with two or three jet fighters flying together. This is truly an awesome aerial experience, to be shared with your friends and family. This L-39 Formation flight is done from Reims, in the Champagne region of France. This jet fighter ride is truly unique as you do manoeuvers with 2 or 3 aircrafts at the same time.

L-39 formation flight in Reims

Duration on site: Half a day

Meet at Reims Prunay airport – easy access from Paris / IDF. Welcome by pilots and technicians.
Testing of flight equipment (suit, helmet, etc.)
Theoretical briefing in the room: presentation of the structure, the flight and safety briefing
Then climb aboard one of the L39s in the rear seat, the pilot in front. Depending on the case, the formation flight is made with 2 or 3 L39 planes.
New brief in the cockpit.
The canopies are closing. Engine ignition.
Last check between drivers and mechanics for the kick-off.
The planes begin taxiing towards the take-off runway. The adrenaline rises.
Then it was off to take off for a discovery flight in a breathtaking fighter plane. Flight time of approx. 30 minutes.
Evolve in formation / patrol. Fly close to each other. The proximity of the devices is impressive.
The flight plan depends on the weather conditions of the day. You will fly over some Champagne Castles, the vineyards, and will be able to see the Cathedral of Reims
Then the planes split up for aerobatics: looping, avalanches, G grip. We promise you a maximum of sensations. The pilot is in constant communication with you and will adapt to your desires / possibilities.
Outside aerobatics, at the full discretion of the pilot, you can take the control for a few moments, in dual control, and feel the sensations of piloting a fighter plane.
Then the planes assemble again in formation, before returning to the field and a smooth landing.
Debriefing / exchange of experiences and emotions with other passengers and pilots, and your possible companions.
The flight is filmed (wide-angle video filming the passenger’s head) and is offered to you at the end of the flight.

The Fighter pilots

The pilots are highly qualified with a cumulative total of over 23,000 flight hours, notably on L-39, Rafale, Mirage 2000, F / 18 Super Hornet and Super Etendard. Besides the instruction and the flight, you will have the pleasure of sharing the pilot’s experience.

Fighter plane: L39 Albatros

The L-39 Albatros is a military training aircraft built by the Czechoslovak firm Aero Vodochody, which succeeded the Aero L-29 Delfin as the standard training aircraft for the Warsaw Pact forces. If the end of the Soviet Union caused sales of this aircraft to fall by more than 80%, with its L-59 and L-139 derivatives, in early 2006 it remained the most common jet trainer in the world. . It has also become a popular warbird.
Version: L-39C Albatros
Engine: 1 Walter Titan Al-25TI double-flow turbojet
Power: 1 x 1720 kgp
Wing span: 9.46 m
Fuselage length: 12.13 m
Ground height: 4.77 m
Wing area: 18.8 m²
Empty weight: 3,540 kg
Maximum weight: 4,700 kg
Practical ceiling: 11,000 m
Clearable distance: 1,100 km
Maximum speed: 910 km / h
Crew: 2 members

L-39 formation flight in Reims – Things to know

Accompanying persons
Two to three people can accompany you to the base, to attend your flight (cafeteria on site)

Conditions & restrictions
To be in a good health. Do not suffer from heart or neurological problems.
Medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of an aerial sport.
For pilots: class 2 medical examination certificate associated with the pilot’s license.
You will be asked to sign a waiver of responsibility and understanding of the risks of flying a fighter plane.
Be over 16 years old.
Height of trunk: 0.98cm max.
Weight: between 50kg and 105kg.
Subject to favorable weather conditions. Otherwise, postponement to a later date.

Dates
Throughout the year, mainly during the week, depending on the pilots’ common availability

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