L39 Albatros fighter jet experience at La Roche sur Yon
Fly the L39 jet fighter from La Roche sur Yon, a smaller airport in Western France, between Poitiers and La Rochelle. Why fly there ? For the sceneries and the team, one of the very best aerobatics team in Europe. Be prepared for some serious shaking-up as you go into loops, barrels, and other immelmans… Your pilots are used to sustain up to 9Gs when they compete, but don’t worry, they will fly according to your G tolerance.
Experience the thrill of flying in a fighter jet with an L-39 flight experience in La Roche-sur-Yon, located in the beautiful region of Pays de la Loire in western France. You’ll have the chance to soar through the skies in one of the most agile and powerful jets ever built, the L-39 Albatros. This experience offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, with an experienced pilot guiding you on a journey through the air. With several flight durations available, you can choose to explore the stunning scenery of this region in a way that suits you best. Get ready for an adventure like no other with an L-39 fighter jet experience in La Roche-sur-Yon.
Getting to La Roche sur Yon
Multiple train options from Paris
The airfield is 1 hour from Nantes (LFRS airport)
La Roche sur Yon (LFRI) easily accommodates private planes or helicopters.
What happens before your flight?
At the time of booking, choose your flight duration:
30mn or 45mn flight: The flight plan depends on the weather conditions of the day. Depending on the weather conditions of the day, you will probably have the pleasure to reach the sea and the marshes of Olonne to perform some aerobatic maneuvers. Otherwise, these will be done on a nearby aerobatic axis.
The flight plan is also determined according to the weather of the day.
Before the flight:
We will need to receive your medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of an aerial sport (same as for a parachute jump), which can be issued by a general practitioner.
The day before the flight, be well rested and avoid alcohol.
What happens on the day of your fighter experience in La Roche sur Yon?
When you arrive at the airfield, you will be welcomed by the flight team and your pilot.
Then you will follow a procedure of preparation to the flight:
- Test of the flight equipment (suit, helmet).
- Briefing: General characteristics of the L39 – Technical presentation – Cockpit familiarization – Piloting technique – Flight chronology – Safety briefing – Ejection seat.
- Pre-flight visit: take a technical tour of the aircraft with the instructor.
- Briefing and safety instructions in the cockpit.
- Once installed in the aircraft, the pilot will start the engine and begin taxiing to the runway.
The jet fighter experience:
L-39 flights are generally divided into 3 phases:
- a discovery phase, with gentle evolutions to feel the sensations of the fighter plane. This can be done with some rolls or other figures, low altitude flight to feel the speed…
- a discovery flight phase, to enjoy the beauty of the landscape.
- an aerobatic phase: the pilot will look for an aerobatic axis to perform an acrobatic program with all the possible figures: loops, rolls, cuban eight… Strong sensations guaranteed!
- During the whole flight, the pilot and his passenger are in constant communication so that the passenger can share his flight experience and eventually ask for less or more evolutions, depending on his tolerance to G
- The pilot always flies according to the passenger’s G-tolerance – the force of acceleration – so that the flight is as pleasant as possible, and the passenger does not get sick.
Your flight is filmed: This flight in a fighter jet in L39 is filmed – wide angle video made with a GoPro that films the passenger’s face and gives a good view of the outside.
Option – take the controls
Experience the feeling of a fighter pilot at the controls of the L39!
Take the stick several times during about half of the flight, apart from take-off, landing and aerobatics.
In complete safety, your professional instructor guides you through the flight with dual control for maximum thrills!
The pilot instructor reserves the right to withdraw the option of taking the controls according to the weather or the environment (exceptional case for which a refund will be given).
Are you hesitating to take the option of taking the controls? No problem, you can decide and pay on the spot (payment by CB or cash).
After the flight in L-39
You will have a debriefing time with the pilot, and you can also take pictures with the pilot around the plane.
You will be tired… So take the time to recover. Flying in a fighter plane is a tiring experience, especially because of the G-taking, which requires a lot of energy. So after the flight, take your time before heading back to the road, especially if you’re driving.
Other things to know about the L-38 flight in La Roche sur Yon
Two to three people can accompany you on the base, but you are of course the only one flying.
Our fighter pilots
The pilots are highly qualified with a cumulative total of more than 23,000 flight hours, including L-39, Rafale, Mirage 2000, F/18 Super Hornet and Super Etendard. In addition to the instruction and the flight, you will have the pleasure to share the experience of the open and passionate pilots, whose only goal is that you live an extraordinary experience!
Conditions and restrictions
Do not suffer from heart problems. You must not suffer from neurological problems.
You will be asked to sign a waiver of responsibility and understanding of the risks of flying a fighter jet.
Medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of an air sport is required.
Be over 16 years old.
Must not be more than 1.90m tall, weigh less than 50kg, and not more than 105kg.
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If not, postponement to a later date.
How to book your jet fighter experience
To book your fighter jet experience, simply email us with your required flight experience.
We will send you a booking form, check your date for availibility.
If it is available, you will be booked in!
Payment will be done by sending you a payment link via our bank – CIC Bank – payment is secured, done on the server of our bank (we do not have access to your banking information).
After the admin is done, we will send you all the relevant information to prepare for the flight experience and get to the airfield.
We remain available for any question at all times!
Price of the flight in a fighter jet on L-39 Albatros at La Roche sur Yon
All the prices are on our Booking Page. All prices in Euros.