MiGFlug Can Take You to the Edge of Space for a Fairly Reasonable Price

If you’ve got $18,500 USD to spare and a valid passport, you might as well give MiGFlug a call to book the flight of a lifetime. The organization whose tagline is “Be a Fighter Pilot For a Day” offers civilians the opportunity to fly up to 72,000 feet (22 kilometers) in the backseat of a MiG-29 Fulcrum, with one of Mikoyan’s premier test pilots from their Sokol facility riding up front. That’s the flight of a lifetime, considering that you’re nearer to the edge of space than anyone in existence, save for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (and possibly super secret black aircraft pilots/RSOs in spy planes that don’t exist). How exactly does MiGFlug take you that high? Well, they use the Fulcrum’s ability to push a little past double the speed of sound to break through the MiG’s service ceiling of 59,000 feet. Adopting a ballistic flight path, the jet rockets through 60,000 feet with ease at around Mach 2. And when it’s time to get back to a more reasonable altitude, you can experience some of the awesome air combat maneuvers fighters like the Fulcrum are designed to be able to do. If that’s not a sweet deal, I don’t know what is.

Why do I say $18,500 is reasonable? Well, it’s either that or you attempt to become an astronaut, a U-2 pilot with the USAF, or a space jumper like Felix Baumgartner.

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About Ian D'Costa (258 Articles)
Ian is the managing editor of TACAIRNET. You can find his work on Military Times, Business Insider, We Are The Mighty, Real Clear Defense, and more.

3 Comments on MiGFlug Can Take You to the Edge of Space for a Fairly Reasonable Price

  1. mcrognale // June 4, 2015 at 13:51 // Reply

    Plus the cost of travel and accommodations, more like 25K I would think, I’d love to do that.

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  3. Another Guest (from Australia) // November 13, 2015 at 21:53 // Reply

    Hello Ian D’Costa,

    Have you seen this website?

    http://flymig.com/ – FlyMiG.com

    Thrilling flights on MiG and Sukhoi Fighter Jets in Moscow!

    I’m not sure if they are still around?

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