Each shark fin is like a fingerprint. It has a unique series of notches and ridges along the trailing edge that allows us to distinguish one shark from the other, according to scientist Sal Jorgensen. We've been able to show that the fins remain unchanged over decades. So, if you get a good fin ID of a shark, you will be able to identify that shark 10 or 20 years later.
For the ultimate zero-gravity adventure, plan a trip to Russia to float in the world's largest zero-g plane. The Russian Space Agency's IL-76 MDK is massive and provides the most floating space of any of the world's space training aircraft.
Our next scheduled flight is November 15th. A maximum of 14 "student cosmonauts" are allowed per flight, so there is lots of space for floating and flying.
November 13th: Arrive Moscow. Met at airport and transported to five-star Metropol Hotel. Rest of day free.
November 14th: Breakfast in hotel. Transportation to Star City. Tour, medical check and zero-gravity safety training. Return to Moscow.
November 15th: Breakfast in hotel. Transportation to Star City for zero-gravity flight. Celebration lunch.
November 16th: Breakfast in hotel. Guided tour with lunch. Rest of day free to explore city.
November 17th: Breakfast in hotel. Transportation to airport. Pricing starts at $8450 US. Call or email for complete information.
Freefall Over Florida on Friday the 13th
Make a High-Altitude Jump in DeLand with
Skydive Everest's Tom Noonan
Before heading for Nepal, Skydive Everest's Tom Noonan will spend a day in DeLand, Florida, overseeing a special day of high-altitude tandem jumps. Skydivers will make a dramatic Hollywood-style exit 50% higher than a traditional skydive, wearing the same specialized TopOut oxygen equipment worn by Everest Skydivers.
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Cost: $1750, includes jump video
Location: DeLand, Florida (near Orlando & Daytona Beach)
Altitude: 20,000+ feet
The event is a warm-up for the Everest Skydive, which kicks off in Kathmandu, Nepal on October 28th. Space is still available for this epic event. The cost to Skydive Everest is $25,000 and includes jump, training, trekking and lodging. For more information about any of our extreme skydives, including our HALO Jumps near Memphis, visit skydivehigh.com or call 800-644-7382.
We're now taking advance reservations for 2018 MiG flights, but you don't have to wait until next year to fly a fighter jet over Russia. L-39 jet trainer flights are available now outside Moscow. Flights must be reserved in advance, but are available most days of the week and no security clearance is required. A flight is the perfect “add-on” to any Moscow sightseeing trip.
No pilot's license is required. You'll fly with a former pilot for Team RUSS, one of the country's top aerial demonstration teams. Pricing starts at $4950. Call or email for more info.