Russian Fighter Jet Flights – The History
In 1993, an American was in Russia, looking to hire computer programmers for his US software company, when the neighbor of a test pilot offered him the chance to buy a ride in a MiG-29. He loved the flight so much, he made arrangements with the base to offer the flights to others and returned to the US to found the company MIGS etc. In 1996, he sold the company and the company’s name was changed to Incredible Adventures.
As a result of that chance meeting in 1993, individuals from around the globe have been flying Russian fighter jets for close to two decades. From 1993 – 2005, flights were offered in partnership with the Gromov Flight Research Institute and based at Zhukovsky Air Base, outside Moscow. Aircraft available included the L-39, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25 and MiG-29 and the Sukhoi 27.
From 2006 until now, flights have been arranged at the Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant Sokol, in the town of Nizhny Novgorod. Nizhny is about a 4 ½ hour train ride from Moscow. Initially, flights were available in the MiG-29 and MiG-31, but currently, only the MiG-29 is available.
If you can only fly one Russian fighter jet, the MiG-29 is the jet you want to fly. There’s a reason it’s considered a legend. The MiG-29 Fulcrum is capable of incredible speed, amazing aerobatic maneuvers and high-altitude flight. In the MiG-29, you can break the sound barrier, perform stomach-churning rolls and loops and climb 70,000 feet high, toward the edge of space.
We hope you enjoy this mini-site about Russian fighter jets. When you’re ready to schedule a high-performance flying holiday, contact Incredible Adventures at 1-800-644-7382 or 1-941-346-2603.
Note: In Russia, flights are also available in the L-39. Although often thought of as a Russian fighter jet, because it’s used as a trainer by the Russian Air Force, the L-39 Albatross is technically a Czech plane.