L-39 jet fighter experience in Avignon South of France
Experience a jet fighter ride in the South of France, taking off from Avignon and flying up to the Meditteranean Sea at full speed! Get in the back seat of this L-39 fighter jet and let the sensations get you as you fly along the rugged mountains of Provence and then onto the Med. This is a great flying experience. We organise this jet fighter experience twice a year over various weekends in spring and fall. Get in touch for more info, we would love to share this jet experience with you. Equipped with your suit and your helmet, you will be able to play Mavericks in Top Gun. Welcomed by a professional and passionate team, you will have the chance to discover the world of aerobatics and fighter pilots through this extraordinary experience.
Experience the thrill of a lifetime with an L-39 fighter jet experience in Avignon. Situated in the heart of the Provence region, this breathtaking flight takes you over some of the most stunning landscapes in France. Strap into the cockpit of a powerful L-39 fighter jet and soar over the rolling hills and picturesque countryside, with the option to customize your flight time and route. Whether you’re a seasoned adrenaline junkie or just looking for a unique and unforgettable adventure, this experience is sure to take your breath away. Get ready to feel the wind in your hair and the rush of the engine as you take to the skies on this one-of-a-kind flight in Avignon.
Getting to Avignon
The airport is very well served by road, especially from Lyon and Marseille.
LFMV – IFR – runway length 1880m
What happens before your flight in L-39 in Avignon ?
At the time of booking, choose your flight duration:
30mn flight : Ventoux, Albion plateau, Luberon, Durance valley
45mn flight : Durance Valley, Castellet, Cassis creeks, Marseille.
The flight plan is also determined according to the weather of the day.
During the 30-minute L-39 fighter jet flight, you will have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Ventoux, Albion plateau, Luberon, and Durance Valley. As you soar through the skies, you will witness the majestic beauty of these regions from a unique perspective.
If you opt for the 45-minute flight, you’ll get to experience even more spectacular views, including the Durance Valley, Castellet, Cassis creeks, and Marseille. The flight plan is designed to take advantage of the weather conditions, ensuring that you have the best possible experience.
Whether you choose the 30 or 45-minute flight, this L-39 fighter jet experience promises to be an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with lasting memories of the stunning natural beauty of the region.
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 your day?
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 his taxi to the runway.
The jet fighter experience in the South of France:
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 site (payment by credit card 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-39 flight in Avignon
Two to three people can accompany you on the base, but you are of course the only one flying.
Conditions & restrictions
Not to suffer from heart problems. Not to 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.
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!
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 L-39 Albatros fighter jet flight to Avignon
All the prices are on our Booking Page. All prices in Euros.