MiG-29 Edge of Space Flight
Probably the mightiest experience in the world: The Edge of Space flight in the MiG-29 Fulcrum. Depending on weather and temperature conditions, you can reach up to 20-22km altitude, though at least 17km is guaranteed. Only astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the ISS will fly higher at this point.
You can clearly see the curvature of the earth. The atmosphere looks like a blue fog, covering the earth far below. Above you the sky turns very dark, sprinkled with innumerous stars. An incredible view which only few people were able to enjoy so far!
Edge of Space Flight - Ballistic Flight Profile
But how does the MiG-29 Fulcrum even climb to that altitude? After all the service ceiling of the legendary MiG-29 is significantly lower. The answer is pretty simple - The MiG-29 is climbing to that Edge of Space flight altitude at supersonic speed and at a climb rate up to 330m/s - in a ballistic flight path.
So to say - you are sitting in a flying cannon ball during your stratospheric MiG-29 flight. And the view you'll enjoy at the peak of this flight is breathtaking. You'll never forget this moment. To get a taste of it, have a look at the photo collection and the Edge of Space video on the right hand side of this page.
Edge of Space Flight Program
The MiG-29 Edge of Space flight includes controlling the jet - a unique possibility you get with all MiGFlug jet fighter flights. The Edge of Space flight program includes these manouvres:
- Breaking the Sound Barrier and fly at supersonic speed
- Climb to the max altitude at nearly Mach 2*
- Accelerated vertical climbing
- Vertical dive
- High speed low level flying over the runway - your spectators will be very impressed!
*Thanks to a thrust/weight ratio of 1.09 - the MiG-29 gains speed during vertical climbing!
Included in the Edge of Space flight experience in the MiG-29 is everything except the airline flight to Nizhny Novgorod (an hour from Moscow), hotel and Visa. But with our specialist you won't feel anything of the hassle involved - she's here to help getting the best, custom-tailored travel package.
We book and organize whatever you want, or help you booking everything the right way if you do it on your own. On the day of the flight, you'll be picked up in the hotel lobby by a charming interpreter and an own driver. The Edge of Space flight package includes:
- Transfer hotel - airbase - hotel
- Medical checkup prior to the flight
- Introduction and flight training
- around 50min total flight time
- Flight certificate with altitude and G-load
- Visit to airbase museum
- First class MiGFlug service
- Optional HD video (edited) and photo service
The legendary MiG-29 - a Rocket
The Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum is currently the only plane available for supersonic flying with Civilians. So if you plan to break the sound barrier - you either become a military pilot or the MiG-29 Fulcrum flight is waiting for you! There is no other alternative. The Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum is a modern air superiority fighter jet of the 4th generation - comparable to the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet. But it is more powerful than Western counterparts and unbeatable in dog fights.
A German Air Force (Luftwaffe) colonel who was able to fly the MiG-29 after the reunification said: "that's a rocket - as simple as that." The fact that MiGFlug can offer flights in such advanced and powerful military jets is nothing short from fantastic. Even today - EU members like Croatia and Rumania still have the older MiG-21 as backbone of their air forces.
The MiG-29 is a modern supersonic fighter that can achieve more than double the speed of sound. The aircraft is comparable with the American F/A-18 Hornet.
- Length: 17.32 m
- Span: 11.36 m
- Fuel capacity: 3150 kg
- Rate of climb: 330 m/s
- Normal takeoff mass: 16800 kg
- Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 / 2.390 km/h
- Superior dogfighting-capabilities