The fabolous Edge of Space flight in the Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum supersonic jet, up to an altitude of 23,000m or 75,500ft. The Edge of Space flight takes place on Sokol Airbase in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
These Edge of Space flights enable you to go as high as you can get as a Civilian. and at the same time, it is the fastest speed you can achieve. And the only possibility nowadays to break the sound barrier and fly at supersonic speed – worldwide! Again: Currently it is not possible for civilians to go higher than the MiG-29 Edge of Space altitude. And it is not possible to fly faster than the MiG-29 (up to Mach 2!). The view that customers have at the Edge of Space is fascinating: The sky above is very dark, almost black. With countless stars. The atmosphere far below looks like a blue fog. And you can clearly see the curvature of the earth. Stunning, extraordinary, marvellous, incredible, phenomenal, mind-blowing and life changing are words used by past Edge of Space customers to describe this experience.
But how does it work to fly to the Edge of Space as a Civilian customer? How can you even get into a supersonic fighter jet without being a military fighter pilot? That’s possible as you have a very professional, experienced MiG-29 test pilot with you. Before the flight you’ll get a cockpit and flight system training, so you know how to fly the MiG-29 yourself. And you’ll be able to control the jet during part of the flight!
Another question often asked is: But how does the MiG-29 Fulcrum even climb to that altitude? That’s a smart question, after all the service ceiling of the legendary MiG-29 is significantly lower than the altitude reached during an Edge of Space flight. The answer might be surprising to you: You are kind of sitting in a flying cannon ball during your stratospheric MiG-29 flight. As it is climbing with full afterburner it “overshoots” and gets much higher than the service ceiling. The MiG-29 is climbing to that Edge of Space flight altitude at supersonic speed and at a climb rate up to 330m/s – in a ballistic flight path.
It is very important that Edge of Space flights are don during the winter. The MiG-29 can climb much higher when the air is cold. The difference can be as much as 3km (10,000 ft).
Aerobatics is also included in the flight:
– Vertical dive
– Zero Gravity parabola
…and much more!