Edge of Space
Adventures at High Altitude
Fly the Legendary MiG-29 to the Edge of Space
For generations, the MiG-29’s ability to climb high was a closely guarded secret. In the 12 years we offered MiG-29 flights at Zhukovsky Air Base, not a hint was made of the jet’s secret high-flying ability.
|“We circled and then accelerated past the sound barrier to Mach 1.9. We then went upwards to about 70,000 feet. Near the top I felt weightlessness for several seconds. I saw the curvature of the earth and the dark sky above.”
It wasn’t until we’d been offering flights at Sokol Airbase for awhile that word got out. When the base’s MiG-31 was needed for a special project, the MiG-29 was offered as an Edge of Space substitute. You can fly just as high in the MiG-29 plus you get the bonus of a better cockpit view.
The MiG-29 provides a better view of the curvature of the earth and darkness of the sky at 70,000 feet than the MiG-31. Best of all, on your way back to earth, you can experience some of the incredible aerobatics that have made the MiG-29 a legend.
Our most popular Edge of Space program is a five-day, four night adventure that includes time in both Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, where our flights take place. The price of your adventure includes the one-day use of all necessary safety equipment for your 21-22 km high flight, including a special high-altitude pressure suit.
Prepare to take off for the Edge of Space, where the sky appears black above and blue below and you can begin to see the curvature of the earth. It’s an incredible adventure and the highest flight available….today.
Our very first high-altitude MiG flight took place back in 1994 at Zhukovsky Air Base, the site of our earliest MiG adventures. Adventurers with a desire to fly high climbed into the front cockpit of the incredible MiG-25 Foxbat for a high-speed climb to where the sky appears black above and blue below.
Sadly, Russian authorities retired our beloved MiG-25 and replaced the remaining MiG-25s in service with the newer, more modern MiG-31 Foxhound. The MiG-31 was designed to provide greater stability and maneuverability at low level, making it more suited to a variety of military operations. Unfortunately, the view from the rear co-pilot seat of the MiG-31 is less than incredible. That’s why we’re happy to now be offering our Russian Edge of Space flights exclusively in the legendary MiG-29 Fulcrum.