Flights in the MiG-25 Foxbat are no longer available in Russia, but there was a time when it was THE jet to choose if you wanted to fly a Russian fighter jet. The MiG-25 was known for its ability to fly very high and very fast. In the MiG-25, the co-pilot, or passenger, flew in the front seat. This provided an unobstructed view of the edge of space. It was not uncommon for Incredible Adventures’ MiG customers to reach altitudes of 80,000 feet or more and travel nearly 2 ½ times the speed of sound in the MiG-25.
The MiG-25 was not very maneuverable though and didn’t perform well at low altitudes. This led to the production and introduction of the MiG-31 Foxhound, which combines the aerobatic ability of the MiG-29 with the high-altitude capabilities of the MiG-25.
Civilian flights in the MiG-25 ended in 2005. There has been some talk of bringing the jet back for civilian flights, but the cost of acquiring and restoring a retired MiG and bringing it back to airworthy status would be very high, so Incredible Adventures believes it is unlikely the MiG-25 will ever fly adventurers again.
The MiG-25 is capable of Mach 3.2 speed and rising to a height of 80,000+ feet. Those lucky enough to fly the MiG-25 to the edge of space saw a sky that was black above and blue below.