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Fly the L-39 Jet in the Czech republic
Fighter Jet Flight – seen on BBC “A Year of Adventures” with Ben Fogle
A rapid flight for a surprisingly reasonable price is what we can offer fighter jet fans in the Czech Republic. Only a few kilometers from the German border, the Czech Aero L-39 Albatros is ready for boarding in Pilsen. The jet was the standard training aircraft of every Eastern Bloc airforce – and up until today serves with numerous armies. Because of its agile and versatile flight characteristics, the L-39 Albatros is still used there as a training jet as well as a light ground attack aircraft.
The relatively inexpensive maintenance of the L-39 fighter makes this a quite cost effective model to fly in comparison with other aircraft. Every MiGFlug customer experiences a flight with a L-39 as a thrilling and affordable experience. And airforce pilots swear by the Albatros, anyway.
Recently we had a star guest for a BBC-production: Ben Fogle flew in our L-39 Albatros fighter jet for “A Year of Adventures”. Ben tweeted after his flight “I passed out when we pulled 5G in the fighter jet. Sitting in Prague feeling very peculiar. Incredible experience though I still feel sick.” Ben had two flights in a row, that ws needed as we did Air-to-Air filming also and the BBC had not enough cameras to get a varity of shots at only flight only. So that’s the reason Ben Fogle had to suffer a bit. Nevertheless, hi loved the flight with Ladislav Kvarda from the Jet Team very much and called it one of the most extraordinary experiences in his life.
The Jet Fighter Experience Ben Folge had with MiGFlug is available to anyone.
Real Dog Fight Maneuvers – Control a L-39 Albatros Yourself!
What is nice to watch at airshows can indeed be a lifesaver during combat: Military pilots from all airforces train maneuvers like loops, rolls, Immelmann-turns, split-s, inverted flight, turns and cuban eights to be familiar with the capabilities of the aircraft in every situation. MiGFlug clients can experience these military aerobatics directly from the cockpit – because of the extreme G-forces, the limits lie with the passenger and not with the jet.
And if you like to take matters into your own hands, you are at the right place with MiGFlug. After adequate training on the ground and demonstration in the air, you are in control of the L-39 and can fly the aerobatic maneuvers yourself – with breathtaking speed!
The Day of Your Life – on a Red Army Airbase!
Until the end of the Cold War, the huge airbase in the Czech Republic was the home of multiple MiG-21 Squadrons. At times there were over 75 MiG-21 supersonic fighter jets stationed there. This aerodrome of the Red Army is now used for flights with the L-39 jet aircraft.
For today’s circumstances the airbase is quite oversized and thus ideal for an aviation excursion. You can have a look at the old barracks or watch L-39s currently under restoration.
Extreme Low Passes – at 750 km/h
What turns a good pilot into an excellent pilot? His experience and the number of flown hours. Your personal pilot with MiGFlug in the Czech Republic is profusely equipped with both. As a former airforce pilot and test pilot of Aero Vodochody – the manufacturer of the L-29 Delfin, L-39 Albatros and L-159 Super Alca, flying at raging speeds has become a daily occurrence. An experience well-reflected in the pilot’s trustworthy and calm disposition – on the ground as well as in the air. You wouldn’t want to entrust anybody else while performing the so called “low pass”. This breathtakingly low flight – only a few meters above the ground – is mastered only by a few experienced pilots. Your L-39 pilot is one of them.
The Day of Your L-39 Flight
After arriving at the airport you will meet your pilot. Following the reception, you will go to a briefing room where you have time to extensively discuss the aircraft and the flight program with your pilot. You will then define your flight program together. Whether you would like to do a calm tour or an action laden airforce program, the pilot will oblige your wishes as much as possible. You’ll also receive a comprehensive explanation of all safety systems on board and you’ll be provided with a flight suit and a helmet for the day. Now, you are ready to go on to the ramp, where technicians have already prepared the aircraft. After you have taken a seat in the cockpit, ground crew will adjust the restraints. The pilot is going to explain the important instruments to you once more. After checking if the intercom works and receiving takeoff clearance, you are ready to go! Once in the air you have the chance to control the aircraft yourself and fly maneuvers like rolls or loops. The following maneuvers are part of the flight program:
Extreme low passes (few meters above ground)
After Landing you have the possibility to make a souvenir photo with the pilot and the aircraft and you will receive a certificate that records your flight achievement. Afterwards, you have the possibility to refresh yourself with a drink or a toast to your fantastic adventure.
Enjoy a Weekend in Bohemia: Old alleyways, Delicious beer, and Opulent Meals await You.
A flight with MiGFlug in the Czech Republic can be optimally combined with a few relaxing days in Bohemia. The historic center of the city of Pilsen, with the St. Bartholomew cathedral and the many cozy restaurants with traditional cuisine welcome you. After sun-down, there’s no time to go home yet: The city transforms itself and Czechs go out and ensure a vibrant night life. A further convenience: Due to the advantageous exchange rate for the Czech Koruna you’ll have a great time in Pilsen and Prague without spending too much money.
This offer is carried out by a partner company. AEROWORX is only the agent for the offer!
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