Frequently Asked Questions
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Here you may find an overview of frequently asked questions regarding our flights. Further information about our company may be found on the page "About us". Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Are Your Offers Legitimate?
Our offers are absolutely legitimate. The flights are carried out in the knowledge and approval of the military and government and are in full conformity with the law. Our contracts with appropriate people on site allow us to market and operate these flights. The flights in question are real jet flights, not simulations or the like!
Do You also Sell Vouchers for a Jet Flight?
Of course! A gift certificate for a flight in a military jet is a unique present! Contact us to order a gift certificate for a flight of your choice.
How Can Anybody just Control the Aircraft? Pilots Normally Have to Train for Years!
Pilot training encompasses far more than just flying: Air combat, emergency situations, takeoff and landing, cognitive training etc. These are abilities that are not required for a short flight as a guest. You don't have to go to war during your flight. Our pilots have extensive flight experience. Because our pilots regularly fly single seater jets, they are capable of flying all critical tasks like takeoff or landing themselves. In case of an emergency, the pilot will take over, and land the aircraft safely.
What about the Safety of the Flight?
Military aircraft fulfill other safety requirements than modern passenger aircraft. It is in the nature of such flights that a certain amount of risk exists. However, we do everything possible to reduce these risks. Our flights are flown with top aircraft and top pilots. Many of our pilots are high ranking members of the military, some work as test- and factory-pilots at the Gromov Flight Research Institute on the legendary Zhukovsky Airbase, at the SOKOL aircraft factory in Nizhny Novgorod or with Aero Vodochody in the Czech Republic. Our L-39 Pilots are amongst the best of their trade - as long standing L-39 instructors with extensive professional experience and in the team "Vyazma Rus" (Ð’ÑÐ·ÑŒÐ¼Ð° Ð ÑƒÑÑŒ), they have demonstrated their ability countless times. The MiG pilots have many thousands of flight hours and have trained on multiple aircraft, such as the L-39, MiG-15, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-29, SU-27 or even TU-134! The MiGs are state-owned and are flown often and regularly maintained. The L-39 referred by us are state checked and correctly insured. MiGFlug has carried out military aircraft flights since 2004 and has never had a single incident.
Is It Possible to Travel as a Group?
Of course! Whether only one member of the group flies or everybody, we look forward to offering you a corresponding quote. Group members that don't fly can of course watch the spectacle. Be sure to consider our group events and jet incentives if you intend to travel as a group.
Do You also Arrange Flights with Propeller Aircraft, Helicopters or other Aircraft Types?
It is our mission to publicly represent military aircraft operators. We are not a travel agent of adventure tours. If you are interested in other flights or adventure events, please consider our partners Jochen Schweizer, mydays or Agentur Spezial for an appropriate offer. However, if you have a special wish and think we may be of any assistance to you, please contact us.
Which Requirements Must I Fulfill to Fly a Jet?
Most important is basic physical health and fitness, which should be attested by a physician. The most important criteria are a healthy heart and normal blood pressure. If your physician doesn't see any risks, then you will also pass the medical check on site. The passenger must be at least 17 years old, an upper age limit does not exist. Female guests are also welcome, of course!
Flight skills are not required. Even as a layman you may take over the controls in the air and fly the aircraft yourself. For these purposes you will be briefed beforehand on the ground. The more flight experience a guest has, the more liberties he will have in the air. Through an intercom system you are in permanent contact with the pilot, and he can react to your condition during the flight.
Can Multiple People Fly the Jet at the Same Time?
Depending on the airbase and the aircraft type, it is possible to be in the air with multiple aircraft at the same time. We offer group flights in Italy, New York and Russia. Our top offer is a group flight for up to four people with the well known Russian aerobatics team "Vyazma Rus", where you can experience aerobatics from the cockpit.
What Lead Times Are Necessary?
To gain access to Russian military areas, we need to receive your details a minimum of 50 days before the flight date. The Russian military will then check your credentials and will provide access authorization. Unfortunately, there is no flexibility to book a Russian flight on shorter notice. For all other flights we recommend to book at least 30 days in advance, even if flights can be arranged on shorter notice. Generally, the earlier you book, the higher the chance that you will be able to accommodate your favorite date.
On which Days will Be Flown?
Most of our flights - including the MiGs in Russia - can take place every day from Monday to Friday, as the pilots and aircraft are stationed on the bases. Of course there may be exceptions due to special events or holidays. L-39 Flights are often possible on weekends. Please tell us which date you wish to fly on and we will try to arrange a flight on that day.
Where Can I Fly a MiG-25 Foxbat, a MiG-31 Foxhound, a SU-27/30 Flanker or a MiG-23 Flogger?
Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to fly one of these aircraft as a civilian anywhere. In Nizhny Novgorod, the only aerodrome where civilian supersonic fighter jet flights are possible, the only available aircraft is the MiG-29. Any offers you may find for flights with MiG-23/25/31 or SU-27 are either outdated or dubious.