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Fly the Mig 29 fighter jet in Russia. The Mikoyan Mig 29 is a truly amazing fighter plane designed in the 1970s and put in service in 1983. It was designed to rival its American counterparts such as the F15 and F16 with incredible power and agility. Flying the Mig 29 Fulcrum is as close as flying the ultimate machine. The fighter plane is so precise and powerful that the USA even bought 21 from the Moldavian Air Force… to try it out. You can now fly the Mig 29 Fulcrum in Russia, at Nizhny Novgorod, and select your program: fighter jet flight testing, or the ultimate experience of going to the edge of space and then doing some aerobatics on the way down. To fly the Mig 29 fighter jet is a once in a lifetime experience. You can also fly the Mig 29 to the edge of space for the ultimate experience.

The Mig 29 fighter jet test flight

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 25mn, during which you will experience many maneuvers done by the test pilots when in flight in the Mig 29, such as loops, barrels, cubain eights, inverted flight… You will experience up to 7 Gs and see for yourself the incredible agility and power of the Mig 29 Fulcrum.

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

Tematis can organise your accommodation in Nizhniy Novgorod.

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Edge of space flight in the Mig 29 Fulcrum

You can also experience the ultimate experience of flying to the edge of space in the Mig 29 Fulcrum and doing some evolutions on the way down. See Fly to the edge of space for the full program.


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.

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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.

General characteristics
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[101] (65,000 ft/min)
Wing loading: 442 kg/m² (90.5 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 1.01

Conditions and restrictions:

You must not have known heart problems
You must not have neurological problems
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 45 days to process.

Price of the fighter jet experience

Price starts at 10,300 euros.

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