Here's What It's Like To Blast Through The Skies As A Fighter Jet Tourist

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Image Credit: YouTube

I get it. You’ve scuba dived at the Great Barrier Reef. You’ve climbed Mount Everest...twice. You’ve gotten a table at Dorsia on a Friday night without making a reservation, something Patrick Bateman couldn’t even pull off. And now you’ve turned your attention to fighter jets because everything in life is too boring. And too cheap.

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MigFlug, a company that offers people a chance to fly around in a fighter jet, has something called the Edge of Space Flight program. It’s where a person can take a MiG-29 Fulcrum up, up, up to the tippy top of the world and spin around for a bit. It’ll only cost you €16,500 (about $18,560).

In the caption for a promotional video, MigFlug notes that this particular 50-minute flight is special because it has a bunch of “unique characteristics that can’t be experienced elsewhere,” which include:

  • Supersonic flying with a top speed of up to Mach 1.9
  • A 65,000-foot altitude
  • Aerobatic maneuvers that will pull over nine Gs
  • They might let you play around with the stick a bit

If this sounds interesting, you’ll also need to add a plane ticket to Moscow to your list of expenses, because that’s where the airbase is.

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And be sure to stay conscious during the aerobatics. Can’t have you passing out from the G-force and wasting all that money.

Via Business Insider

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DISCUSSION

Why can’t the US be cool with renting out their multi million dollar fighter jets to people with money to burn? I’d love to take a trip in an F/18, F/15 or F/16... but NOOOO... we have to be famous or important to get a ride in a Blue Angel... :(