04.03.2016

All the Storms to Spite

Sometimes long-awaited spring greets us not with clear skies and sunny days but shocks by severe snowfalls just like this year. This was what our guests who came to Nizhny for miG-29 jet fighter flight had to cope with.

Our first Edge of space conqueror from Great Britain was a little bit luckier since he had a chance to perform his flight on the date planned despite gathering snowy clouds. Being a father to three children he was dreaming of jet fighter flight since he was a kid and naturally this experience was a great event for him.

Other two pilots from USA and Germany faced unexpected obstacle. At the day of their flight it was snowing so heavily that for the first time in 55 years Nizhny Novgorod saw monthly norm of precipitation falling at once and even our all-weather MiG-29 jet fighter couldn’t fly.

That’s why we always have back-up day and though next day the weather also left much to be desired both guests could perform their flights going to the maximum altitude, performing thrilling aerobatics and experiencing g-loads up to 6 g.

Following our traditions share photos with you. Enjoy!



News about flights on MiG-29:

On April 12 we celebrate World’s Aviation and Cosmonautics Day. 56 years ago on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin performed first spaceflight proving that there is nothing impossible.

On this day we congratulate not only those dealing with aerospace industry directly but either usual aviation and cosmonautics fans.

Last March our guests from different countries of the world – Japan, Italy, Canada, Australia and Bulgaria – visited “Sokol” airbase and fulfilled their unforgettable flights to the Edge of Space on MiG-29 jet fighter.

See our new big photo gallery of the March flights.

Vegitel Company successfully arranged two Edge of Space flights for a couple from Switzerland.

Despite the fact that occupation of a pilot is considered to be for men only we try to disprove this prejudice.

The ladies keep pace with the men!

Upcoming space adventures:
  september 13th, 2017  

Soyuz MS-06 launch

Amazing tour to Baikonur cosmodrome with watching of the Soyuz MS-06 rocket lift-off!

  august 2017  

Zero gravity flight

Perform a zero gravity flight onboard the IL-76 MDK flying laboratory.
 

  any day  

Cosmonaut training center

Visit famous Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City).