Experience of a Lifetime: MiG-29 Edge of Space Program from Russia £14000 @ RedLetter days (+13.65% TCB)
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Experience of a Lifetime: MiG-29 Edge of Space Program from Russia £14000 @ RedLetter days (+13.65% TCB)

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Found 23rd Aug 2016Made hot 23rd Aug 2016
Don't mock the deal because of the price... Think about what it is you're getting...

13.65% TCB
Upto 18% Quidco

Flying in a Mig-29 closer to the edge of space than any other civillian could possibly dream to go for the price of a family saloon car ... rather than paying Mr Branson £250000 for a trip that probably won't ever happen!

Experience the most mind-blowing aerial adventure imaginable, a supersonic flight to the edge of space in a MiG-29. Head to Russia's world-renowned Sormovo Airfield for the trip of a lifetime, usually reserved for the likes of astronauts and cosmonauts. After meeting the instructor and ground staff for a full pre-mission briefing, don a g-suit and get strapped into the mighty MiG-29. Hold on tight for a jaw-dropping vertical take-off and climb to the very edge of the atmosphere, breaking the sound barrier and experiencing a barrage of aerial acrobatics along the way. Once at 80,000 feet, the awesome sight of the curvature of the Earth will take your breath away and make a memory to last a lifetime. Literally, out of this world

Now for the details part...

Availability

Flights take place Monday - Thursday, please contact Red Letter Days to check availability. A need a minimum of two months' notice is required.

Participant Guidelines

Minimum age is 18. Max height 6' 4''. Maximum blood pressure 150 over 80. With any medical problems, please seek qualified advice in advance to ensure suitability to participate.

Weather

Extreme weather conditions may affect the flight, but this is rare. If the flight is cancelled, it is usually rescheduled for the following day.

Duration

The full trip lasts a minimum of two days, with the experience taking around five hours and the MiG-29 flight itself about 50 minutes.

Numbers On Day

This flight is held on a one-to-on basis with a fully-qualified instructor. Experienced ground staff offer support and guidance throughout to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment.

Spectators

Up to two non-participating guests can come along free of charge to watch the take-off and landing.

Dress Code

Dress comfortably in sturdy boots and with a t-shirt to wear under the g-suit. Winter in Russia (December - March) is extremely cold, so please take very warm clothes, thermals, gloves and a hat.

Other Info

Travel, accommodation and visas are not included but experts are on-hand to advise on these aspects.

222 Comments

That's the triplets Birthday surprise presents sorted - thanks.

seems quite cheap for what it is, I would love to do this one day. heat added

Original Poster

wonder if TCB would honour the £1900 cashback???

http://i.imgur.com/aIeDeHa.gif

I wonder where does profits go, I bet developing and manufacturing even more war machines nonetheless after overpopulating the world I suppose we need even more killing machines.

Original Poster

siqass

I wonder where does profits go, I bet developing and manufacturing even … I wonder where does profits go, I bet developing and manufacturing even more war machines nonetheless after overpopulating the world I suppose we need even more killing machines.



There's always one!

I was going to do this about 10 years ago when it was about £6000 - Looked 2 years ago and it was £12000.
There's lots of websites selling it for about this price, but if you are going to do it, you may as well pay the extra and do the tour and the photos too.
You also need to sort out your flights and visa for this offer.

Probably add at least £1000 for accommodation and travel to Nizhny Novgorod?

Slightly cheaper here (without cashback) and more options included (including flights from Moscow/transfers/accommodation).

skyandspacetravel.com/spa…tml

Edited by: "g8ryj" 23rd Aug 2016

Come fly with me X)

Original Poster

summerof76

Come fly with me X)



Would rather fly with a professional pilot tbh .....

I'm in

https://media.giphy.com/media/46MFH6eJwS4Eg/giphy.gif

You would need a boing 747 with a few extra jet engines to get my fat belly that high

Seems cheap for what it is ... Plenty of rich people out there that can afford 14k. Surprised these under 30 youtube millionaires ain't done it yet and vlogged it ...

This would go on my post lottery win bucket list!

Original Poster

it's definately a bucket list item for me

Meh

siqass

I wonder where does profits go, I bet developing and manufacturing even … I wonder where does profits go, I bet developing and manufacturing even more war machines nonetheless after overpopulating the world I suppose we need even more killing machines.


Doubt there is much profit

I could think of 14,000 other things I'd sooner spend £1 on than flying around in a 40 year old plane with a Russian.

£14,000 to get high? That's way too far out of my price range...man.

This is the other way Russians get high. The athletes just get forced to take drugs.

Mr No

I could think of 14,000 other things I'd sooner spend £1 on than flying … I could think of 14,000 other things I'd sooner spend £1 on than flying around in a 40 year old plane with a Russian.


Poundland must love you

Mr No

I could think of 14,000 other things I'd sooner spend £1 on than flying … I could think of 14,000 other things I'd sooner spend £1 on than flying around in a 40 year old plane with a Russian.



​I'm glad I wasn't the the only one that noticed it was the MiG-29, beautiful plane, superseded a few times now though.
Take a doggy bag, these ain't VTOL, so if it's a Vertical Take Off, ya getting catapulted. Lol

Really no place for this on hduk....

seanmorris100

Really no place for this on hduk....


why not? its a great deal

Voted cold as travel isn't included.

Squelds

Cracking experience. I wonder if you get to shoot down any commercial … Cracking experience. I wonder if you get to shoot down any commercial airliners?



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siqass

I wonder where does profits go, I bet developing and manufacturing even … I wonder where does profits go, I bet developing and manufacturing even more war machines nonetheless after overpopulating the world I suppose we need even more killing machines.



Probably just about covers the fuel

arcangel111

Would rather fly with a professional pilot tbh .....



To be honest I believe Russian pilots have got more than their fair share of flak due to the old, poorly maintained aircraft they're tasked to fly. Some of the epithets they've been adorned with are a bit unfair, e.g. ''In Soviet Russia the plane flies you!!''.

When it comes to manual flying, they're probably amongst the best in the world (though probably not so when they're on Stolichnaya Red) because they have to be.

Remember the guy who landed a commercial Tupolev in a corn field after all three engines failed a few years ago (bootleg Jet A laced with water). He not only saved all his passengers and the plane, but the plane was put back into service within a few weeks :-)

If I had this kind of money I'd definitely buy this. Good find OP, heated.
Edited by: "hcc27" 23rd Aug 2016

That's Secret Santa sorted this year.

I really wanna go but I'm £13999 short.

Original Poster

hcc27

To be honest I believe Russian pilots have got more than their fair share … To be honest I believe Russian pilots have got more than their fair share of flak due to the old, poorly maintained aircraft they're tasked to fly. Some of the epithets they've been adorned with are a bit unfair, e.g. ''In Soviet Russia the plane flies you!!''.When it comes to manual flying, they're probably amongst the best in the world (though probably not so when they're on Stolichnaya Red) because they have to be. Remember the guy who landed a commercial Tupolev in a corn field after all three engines failed a few years ago (bootleg Jet A laced with water). He not only saved all his passengers and the plane, but the plane was put back into service within a few weeks :-)



You misunderstood my text ... it was in direct response to Summer.. saying "come fly with me" (ie her) .. i would rather fly with a pro pilot (ie the Russian)

Beautiful aircraft! Heat added!

Original Poster

M1sterDeeds

I really wanna go but I'm £13999 short.




Start a "crowd funding" page?

arcangel111

Start a "crowd funding" page?



I'd probably end up being £13998 short.

This is no Mickey Mouse trip, wear the right pants you'll need something to hold on to X)

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It's a shame Thunder City closed down in South Africa. A much more inviting country to visit, and a much better plane (English Electric Lightning) to reach the edge of space. That plane still holds numerous world records...

incredible-adventures.com/cap…tml

I ain't got no chance! high blood pressure but would love to

arcangel111

that's why it's on HUKD instead ...



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