Tematis, the leading jet fighter operator in France is relaunching jet rides on the L-39 Albatros in Paris. This unique experience is taking place in Paris Pontoise, just 40mn north of Paris. The airport is a perfect location as traffic is minimal during the week allowing to fly repeatedly and traffic is not too important at weekends. The jet fighter ride will be the icing on top of a full day of instruction. A full briefing will be done in the morning, including technical specifications of the aircraft, flight dynamics and safety on board. A specific training will be done with regards to the ejection seat. After lunch, the lucky one will be fitted in a flying suit and will be able to enjoy a unique jet fighter ride in the L-39 Albatros. The aircraft is a jet trainer manufactured by Aero Vodochody and is capable of high speeds and sustaining high level of G force. The flight plan will be according to weather conditions but usually consist of three phases: passenger testing – whereby the pilot checks that the passenger feels ok by doing smooth maneuvers. Follows a low level flight to feel the speed, and then aerobatics to truly feel the Gs. Price of the full day is 2400 euros and including a 30mn ride in the L-39 Albatros.

Head for Aix en Provence – south of France- in October for your chance to experience a jet fighter ride. For a month, a specialist travel agent will station a jet fighter to organise leisure rides on the Fouga Magister, an aircraft that has been designed for aerobatics. So much so that the national display team – The Patrouille de France – has used the aircraft for over 24 years. This is truly a unique experience. Flights vary in length from 30mn to 60mn, and price starts at 1950 euros. The reason for this experience is to allow more people to truly experience the thrills of a jet ride, in the magnificent surroundings of the south of France, between sea and mountains. The Fouga Magister is one of the best designed fighter planes ever. Easy to fly, it brings security with its twin engines, and offers a great view thanks to its wide cockpit glass. Built in the 1950s, the Fouga Magister was conceived as a jet trainer. The plane was worked so well that it was quickly adopted by various air forces around the world, such as the Israeli air Force who used the plane extensively during the six days war in 1967. The Fouga Magister is one of the most agile fighter planes ever built. So much that it has been the favourite plane of the French national display team, The Patrouille de France, from 1964 to 1980, when it was replaced by Alphajets. You can get more information by following this link about this jet fighter ride in France.

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