What is the minimum age participants need to have?
Must be 18 years old
What are the weight and height restrictions?
Participants must be under 300 pounds and 6'5"
What are the additional requirements to participate?
- Must bring valid ID
- Must be in good in good health (no serious back problems, high blood pressure controlled by medication, not pregnant)
What is provided?
Flight suit, helmet, and water will be provided.
What is the total duration of this experience?
The total experience lasts approximately 3 hours with 30 minutes of flight time.
Is this experience weather dependent?
What is the maximum number of participants?
1 particpant per plane
Are spectators permitted?
Spectators can watch all the preparations from up close and will be impressed by the professionalism, the noise and the intensity of the program.
What should participants wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that covers your feet, such as leather boots, hiking shoes, or sneakers if you prefer. Additionally, bring along a spare t-shirt to change into once your flight is over.
Is there insurance coverage?
Yes, of course! On the aircraft level, it is mandatory that all jets have to have insurance. Otherwise, they couldn’t operate legally. On top of that, we do have the maximum insurance coverage possible on the company level. This includes General 3rd party and product liability insurance. Aircraft insurance companies can vary depending on flight location, often they are with Lloyd’s and Allianz. Company level insurance is with AXA.
How can anybody just control the aircraft? Pilots have to train for years!
Pilot training encompasses far more than just flying: Air combat, emergency situations, takeoff and landing, cognitive training etc. These are abilities that are not required for a short flight as a guest. You don’t have to go to war during your flight. Our pilots have extensive flight experience. You will get some stick time after an introduction and short training. Of course always under the close supervision of your pilot and at an appropriate altitude. So wait for the “your control!” command during the flight, and you will be flying a real jet yourself!
Which requirements must I fulfill to fly a jet?
Flight skills are not required. Even as a layman you may take over the controls in the air and fly the aircraft yourself. For these purposes, you will be briefed beforehand on the ground. As a rule of thumb, the more flight experience a guest has the more liberties he will have in the air, and the more stick time he or she gets. Through an intercom system, you are in permanent contact with the pilot, and he can react to your condition during the flight.
Can I fly a fighter jet with glasses or contact lenses?
No problem at all.