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- The View from Above - Sarasota Herald Tribune, September 1, 2017 by Billy Cox. Skydiving during August eclipse was such a hit that Sarasota entrepreneur is making plans for 2024
- Siesta Key's Best Kept Secret Celebrates 20 Years - Siesta Sand, January 1, 2016. Local Sarastoa media coverage that's ALL ABOUT US.
- Go Commando with These 5 Extreme Adventures - By Lyn Mettler. Published September 03, 2014 on FoxNews.com
- My Ticket Into Space Looks Cheap - Muse (Bloomberg.com) By James M. Clash - August 19, 2013. Flights to space will begin in a few years, but the author "...wanted real space-flight experience, too -- or at least something as close as I could get to the real deal." So he flew a MiG and YOU CAN TOO.
- De Cuenca a la Patagonia - Fuera de Serie Magazine, July 23, 2013 - Por Guillermo Reparaz. "Los apasionados de las alturas con experiencia no deben perderse el siguiente reto. El próximo mes de octubre (del 18 al 25) podrán vivir una oportunidad irrepetible de caída libre frente a los 8.848 m del mismísimo Everest. Un privilegio sólo para 15 paracaidistas que incluye saltos junto a algunos de los picos más altos del mundo, visita a Katmandú, excursiones con yaks, ponis y porteadores locales, y la posibilidad de grabar la aventura en vídeo (desde 19.000 euros/persona aprox."
- How to Spend a Bonus - The Credit Solution Program, June 2013 by Aaron Crowe. "Travel is a great way to recharge and reward [yourself] for the year." The article notes that "...experiences are worth much more than material purchases."
OPS - Gallivant, October 2012. Review of Covert
Ops: "Want to live out your special forces fantasy? Put down
the controller and head out to Covert Ops."
Camps for the Young at Heart - PBS Next Avenue, October
12, 2012 by Linda Childers. "Looking for more of an adrenaline
rush? Check out Incredible Adventures in Miami. At its ongoing Covert
Ops camp, participants learn real counterterrorism techniques from
Garret Machine, a former soldier in the Israeli army."
Leap from Edge of Space Gives Skydiving a Lift - USA Today,
October 15, 2012 by Laura S. Bly. While not quite as high as Felix Baumgartner,
you can leap from 30,000 feet and experience up to two minutes of freefall
in a tandem HALO (High Altitude, Low Open) skydive with IA's Ballooning
Ops: A Counter-Terrorism Adventure in Miami - Entertainment
Designer, September 27, 2012 by Elizabth Alton. Another great review
of Covert Ops: "If you've ever wanted
to be James Bond or Jason Bourne, we've got an experience that you're
going to love."
People - Traveling the World in a Hot-Air Balloon - Urbandaddy, August 31, 2012 - A review of Up, Up
& Away Ballooning Adventure. From the review: " It's choose-your-own-adventure hot-air ballooning, plain and simple.
Think about it. It's just you, a guy who jumps out of big balloons for
a living and... the entire planet."
That Cater to Extreme Adrenaline Junkies - by Chris Morris,
Special to CNBC, August 16, 2012. "Adrenaline junkies live
on the edge and often like to lean over it. And these days, there
are plenty of businesses willing to court them." Of course Incredible
Adventures is featured in this great article!
Summer Camps - for Adults! - Self Magazine, June 2012. Featuring Covert Ops, Miami.
Jet Props - by Katrina Balmaceda in JETGALA Magazine (Singapore)
MayJune 2012. JETGALA is Asia's foremost ultra luxury magazine with
a special focus on private aviation and the corresponding lifestyle.
Real Cost of Fantasy Camp - Vacation Drama - Bloomberg, April
27, 2012. Find out how you'd react under the intense stress of a terrorist
attack at Covert Ops, Miami.
Best: Fantasy Camps - America Way Magazine, January 2012. Covert Ops named one of the World's Best!
with sharks: another San Francisco treat - Globe and Mail,
November 16, 2011 - Terrific account by Sarah Staples of her Great
White Shark Adventure in the Farallon Islands. "I lose
my grip on the cage and spin off-kilter. Breathe, I tell myself, just
breathe. The spaces between these bars are bigger than I thought: Could
a baby white shark nose its way in?"
on! Top 10 extreme adventures - MSNBC/Reuters, September
9, 2011. "If you like to push yourself and are a bit of an adrenaline
junkie, then online men's magazine AskMen's top 10 list of extreme vacations
may be just the thing for you."
Diving with Incredible Adventures - KSEE-TV reporter Faith Sidlow,
producer Larry Johnson, and photographer Nathan Luna go on an adventure
of a lifetime: Cage Diving with Great White Sharks. Aired July 30,
the amazing VIDEO!
Things Fantasy Camps Won't Tell You - SmartMoney, July
7, 2011. Actually, we'll be more than happy to tell you, just call and
Will Be Boys - American Eagle Latitudes, June 2011 -
Our Top Gun Flying Adventures are featured in the story. "Mancations
in Los Angeles provide testosterone-driven adventures that appeal to
all types. These male-bonding trips offer unique escapes for men seeking
weekend getaways or just a dudes' day out with their best buds."
(Great for girlfriend-getaways too!)
la adrenalina de ser bombero - En Orlando, Florida, hay recorridos
para vivir una experiencia ardiente - Informador.com.mx, June
19, 2011. "Si de niño quisiste ser bombero, lo puedes hacer realidad
en la Academia de Bomberos de Orlando. Sólo necesitas tener buena condición
física y, por supuesto, no temerle a las llamas."
Man to Fly to the Edge of Space - This is the West Country
(UK), June 1, 2011. Dave Coller, who now lives in Hong Kong, will
mark his 50th birthday on Tuesday, June 7, by heading up in a MiG29
with the Russian military and getting a glimpse of the Earth that few
people have the opportunity to experience.
tour a lo Top Gun - El Nuevo Dia, September 2, 2010.
"Incredible Adventures, en California, ofrece los servicios de
volar un jet mientras grabas tu filme. Mira el vídeo.
Expedition: Swim with Some of the Largest Mammals on Earth -
Flying Adventures May/June 2010. Daniel T. Stewart swims with whales
to review Whale Encounter and finds out why
"Passengers regularly report that being in the water with these
magnificent creatures is one of the highlights of their lives."
Ten Sky-High Destinations - The National (Dhubai), February
8, 2010 - "From the world's tallest building to a continent's highest
mountain to a flight to the edge
of space, sky-high destinations just keep on getting higher. In
the 21st century, one thing is certain: the only way is up. Robert Carroll
chooses 10 pinnacles where the view is a destination in itself."
FOX TV NEWS - THE ASTRONAUT
EXPERIENCE, aired on 09/09/09 - news reporter experiences Zero
Fighter Jets Find Home at KSC - Florida Today, November
16, 2009. "It's not a ride," Rick Svetkoff, Starfighters president and
chief pilot, said. "(Participants) are going through a training evolution
that will closely approximate the training
for a suborbital flight. You will get a flight in an F-104."
F-104 Airshow Flight Journal, December 2009. Features
our F-104 Starfighters.
all plane sailing: The Super Aviator sub in action - The
Daily Mail, November 7, 2009.
the Dream - by Glenn R. Wallis - Editor in Chief, World Traveller,
October, 2009. It's all about Incredible Advenutres and how you
can "Upgrade your vacation to heart-racing fun." Note:
Go to Page 8 to see the article.
'Shark Week' closer to home - by Diane Davis, San Francso
Examiner, August 3, 2009. "If you would like to have a close
encounter of your own there are many local options. First you have to
decide how close you want to get. Do you want to be as daring as those
Week' and swim in the same waters as sharks? If so, you may want
to spend a day with Incredible Adventures. Great
White season near the Farallon Islands begins September 26th. This
is your opportunity to climb into shark infested waters, with the protection
of a shark cage."
Adventures Make the A-List in Playboy's Best Vacation for Guys -
Hostage Rescue Camp (Urban Ops) and Spy
Camp (Covert Ops) have been selected by Playboy
as top vacations for the adventurous guy!
White - a journey to the shark-infested waters of the Farallon Islands by Amy Sorlie, American Way Magazine, August 2009. A shark-obsessed
journalist describes her Shark Adventure.
- Wired, July 22, 2009. An great article that summarizes the
development of the "persub" (personal submersible) including
our Super Aviator persub.
Aviator Test Flights - INA Quarterly, Spring 2009 - Institute
of Nautical Archeology reviews the Lake Tahoe test flights and agree
the Super Aviator sub is "Sleek,
fast, maneuverable and sophisticated..."
Park Says No, But We're Jumping Anyway! - April 9, 2009. Reporter
Leyla Santiago of KTUU in Alaska spoke to the President of Incredible
Adventures about the difficulties of dealing with the National Park
Service regarding SkydiveDenali. You
can read the report or watch the video.
Rush - Daily Candy, February 18, 2009. "When sporty
isn't thrilling enough (and when the future feels ominous), it's time
to upgrade to heart racing. These bold adventures should get the adrenaline
rushing (even if all you're doing is reading about them).
Up Fantasy Camps - AARP.com, January, 2009. Today's seniors
want some action and adventure.
Fall Over Mount Everest - Aldergrove Star, October 17, 2008.
Neil Jones was the first of three adventurers to jump solo from an airplane
at the "rare air" altitude of almost 9,000 metres (29,500 feet) over
the world's tallest peak Oct. 5.
San Francisco - October 2008 - Forbes Traveler adds Incredible
Adventures Farallons Shark Encounters to Best of San Francisco.
Everest - Colorado attorney Harold Watkins talks about his upcoming
jump in the Himalayas. Cortez Journal, September 30, 2008.
on the Edge - Globe and Mail, September 17, 2008 - By
Sarah Staples. "Mainstream resort-style holidays are losing some
ground to other trips - and many in the industry see edgier travel as
an important slice of the pie." This article features Skydive
Everest, Sub Adventures, Cape
Town Jets and more.
Places to Live Out Your Fantasy - Forbes.com, May 15,
2008 - "While Incredible Adventures warns in its promotional materials
"Flying MiGs may be addictive!" for some, breaking the sound barrier
may be a little too intense. Not to worry: The company also offers shark
diving, fighter-plane dog fighting and, coming in October 2008, the
first skydive over Mount Everest." By Andrew Egan.
Adventures - Royal, December 2007 (India). "Only those
amongst us who are ready to reach out eagerly and without fear to newer
and richer adventures are destined to live life to its fullest."
Royal covers several of our most incredible adventures.
Spaceship Era Stalled - The IA Space Survey results are heavily
quoted in this article by Bob Keefe in the Detroit News, October 11,
to be like Tom Cruise in Top Gun? Try dog-fighting for a laugh - A UK journalist describes his Fighter Combat experience. By Jonathan
Green - Daily Mail, October 12, 2007
for Thrill-Seekers - It's all about Incredible Adventures. "For
those whose drug of choice is adrenaline, Sarasota has a local dealer."
- Herald Tribune, September 27, 2007
for the Adventurous - SNN News 6, Florida, August 23, 2007
- video featuring several incredible adventures (no longer available
Adventures for the Adrenaline Adict - "Not satisfied with
earth-bound adventures? Try flying a MiG-31 Foxhound" - CNNMoney.com,
Vacations for Thrill Seekers - Forbes, August 21, 2007.
Ultimate Flying Experience: Flying the MiG-29 - by Capt.
William F. Span USN (Ret.), America's Flyways, September 2006.
go dive with sharks - really - Marin Independent Journal,
September 28, 2006
Driver Carl Edwards and contestant winner dog fight over the Mojave
MOJAVE, CALIF. August 1, 2006
Attempts World Speed Record at Thunder City - Cape Argus,
June 24, 2006
Tourism: From Lofty Dreams to Commercial Reality -
Presentation by Jane E. Reifert at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London,
7 June 2006
Space Flight Training: Don't Leave Earth Without It - Presentation
by Jane E. Reifert at the 25th Annual International Space Development
Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 4-7, 2006
Space Travel: Building the Business Case - Space.com,
February 16, 2006
Tourism: Keeping The Customer Satisfied - Space.com,
June 24, 2005. Leonard David interviewed Jane Reifert on civilian space
of a Space Tourism Operator - Space.com, May 13, 2005.
Leonard David discusses space tourism with Jane Reifert, President of
Play Soldier! - U.S. News & World Report, June 6,
2005, features MiGs Over Moscow, Air Combat USA, Urban Ops and Covert
Combat USA featured on The Apprentice (in Video Highlights,
Top Gun, Episode 14, April 28, 2005)
a MiG flies over Moscow, a Man's Dream Takes Flight from The
Princeton Packet (April 8, 2005)
Spaceplane Will Travel - Leonard David of Space.com interviewed
Jane Reifert, President of Incredible Adventures, at the Space Technology
& Applications International Forum (STAIF), held February 13-17, 2005.
Man - Matthew Power's account of the Zero Gravity Experience
in Men's Journal, February 2005
leaves her floating on air - First-person
account by Ida Farrell in The Arizona Republic, January 9, 2005
Tanks on USA Today - Great slideshow of Texas Tanks (December
Police Department - Tank Training - News report from KXII-TV
in Sherman TX, with live video
Tank Ride with CDV, Part 1 by Sean, GamersInfo.net
Tank Ride with CDV, Part 2 by Sean, GamersInfo.net
Travel Getaways - IA on the John Walsh Show (February
Inside the Direct Action Resource Center from The Arkansas
Times (June 27, 2003)
Camp Offer Thrills of a Lifetime - Friday, October 17, 2003
By Liza Porteus of Fox News
Firm Offers Travelers the Right Stuff from The Toronto Star (January 18, 2003) - An interview with Paul Greenhalgh, who flew a MiG-29.
City: A Pilot's Playground - School has world's largest privately
owned collection of combat aircraft. from World Net Daily, Dispatch
from South Africa.
vacationers trade comfort for thrills - Guns, fast cars provide
a rush at 'spy' camp. By Nena Baker. The Arizona Republic, November
Fly MiGs Over Moscow - Two Letters (September 2001) First-person
account written by David Lubin, with photos.
Flight from the Decatur Daily News (April 13, 2001) -
Couple experience new horizons on Russian trip.
James Bond - Uncovering the Mercenary Inside By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY 10/14/99
A James Bond Wannabe Goes to Fantasy Camp Modern Maturity,
Enjoy Opportunity to Fly Former U.S. Foes's Aircraft- from The
Moscow-Pullman Daily News (January 9-10, 1999) - Couple vacations
at Zhukovsky Air Base. "We decided to go for the ultimate."
(And they're going back again!)
Busy Workers Time Off is Not Just for Family Affairs - by Sue
Shellenbarger The Wall Street Journal (November 11, 1998). High-pressure
executives relieve stress through Adventure Travel (with us, of course!)
The Final Frontier For Adventure Travelers- by Thomas Goetz, The Wall Street Journal (July 31, 1998) A great article, mostly
about Incredible Adventures!
Walking on Air - Chad Schnuelle and Diana Turner in Moscow
For Sale - By William Triplett. Portions of an article which
was originally published in Air and Space Magazine. Mike Saemisch
has added some great photos!
the Red Zone- Another great article by William Triplett with
more terrific photos by Mike Seamisch.
Over Moscow! The Robb Report - a great article!
Read this to get an idea of what it would be like to fulfill your dream
and FLY THE LEGEND with Incredible Adventures. Written by Geza Szurovy
and published in the August 1997 issue.
- Sunday Life, Independent Online, Cape Town. An interview
with Michael Beachy Head as he climbs into the cockpit of the Buccanneer.
Pilot, Russian MiG-29 is $6 Million Dream Come True - by Debra
Smith, The Daily Herald, Everett, WA, February 6, 2011. "It's
cost him millions of dollars and the better part of a decade to get
to this day." How John Sessions brought a MiG-29 to the U.S. and
restored it to flight condition through years of perseverance.
World's Highest Destinations - Vroom at the Top - "For the
ultimate high - with the added adrenaline rush of supersonic speed -
take the controls of a piece of military hardware previously reserved
for the USSR's top guns" - Concierge.com, 2007
Edge of Space - What it's like to fly the MiG-25 by an IA customer
Dream Becomes Reality- by Greg Claxton, who flew the L-39 over
Moscow in April of 2001
to the Edge of Space, 2002 - by Simon Ward, who flew the MiG-25
"Foxbat" with Incredible Adventures. His great web site has
the whole story with lots of photos.
MiG Adventure- Written by Mike Saemisch, who dared to FLY
THE LEGEND in Moscow in May of 1994
Air force Museum at Monino - fine private site by Douglas Alberg
MiG-21 Page by Thomas Kraft
Gun Over Moscow (NOVA) Note: check out the movies! This is the
video of a show which airs every once in a while on PBS. We helped make
it - check it out!
- View one of Fausto Romeo's fantastic animations from the Fulcrum Resource
Site (87.8 KB)
Mumaw- Katrina flew with IA in 1994 at a very young age. Read
her story here.
- Buy Your Own
L-39 from Czech Jet!
Fulcrums (in German and English)
Flight at Kilo-7- Important collection of historic aircraft
in the state of Washington.
Spotters - world aviation model kits
- Fighter Tactics
Academy - Great site based in Finland (in English) crammed with
information, photos and resources
- CE "Bud"
Anderson Website - Bud is a WWII Triple Ace who flew the P-51
Mustang, "Old Crow" while assigned to the 357th Fighter Group "Yoxford
Boys", 8th Air Force, Leiston Field, United Kingdom. Check it out!
- File a flight plan, check the weather and lots more - a great
resource for the private pilot
Show Reporter - International online airshow reporting and great
- The one stop teaching tool for student pilots online
- National Air
And Space Museum - Part of the Smithsonian Institution, and
filled with interesting aviation information and photographs.
Aviation Site - Photos, specializing in Display Teams, Air Shows
and Military Jets. Truly incredible collection of Sonic Boom photos.
Canyon Books / Aviation Heritage Books is a book publisher specializing
mostly in aviation, military and personal adventure books & CDs
Voice Recorder Database
Airplane Hunter - Alex Waning's aviation video and photography
Balloon Flights, UK - Hot air balloon rides over multiple locations
Fighter Jets California
Space Adventures/Space Travel/Cosmonaut
It Really Like? Read An
Incredible Air and Space Adventure by A. Forrer
Today - Space news from around the Internet, updated every weekday.
- Two great
Yahoo! Clubs for Space Tourism Fans - (Moderator: Mark Reiff) Yahoo
Commercial Space Place forum and Yahoo
Space Travel Bureau
Federal Space Agency - English
Photos by Max Dereta
Frontier Foundation Dedicated to opening the Space Frontier.
- Space Day Great site for Space Travelers! Send a postcard from Space!
- Space Future- Space tourism, colonization, transportation, lots more.
- Interesting newsgroups to check out: sci.space.policy, sci.space.tech,
sci.space.science, sci.space.shuttle, sci.space.news
- Article from CNN
on Space Tourism, March 25, 1998 (with interesting video clip)
- NASA Office
of Space Science
Travel - Space tourism information
British Fighter Jets
- an interview with Michael Beachy Head as he climbs into the
cockpit of the Buccanneer. From Sunday Life, Independent Online, Cape
Zone A fantastic site by Shaun Westell, devoted to the BAC Lightning
(with a terrific audio clip on the front page!).
Reality-The English Electric Lightning - Garry Lakin's terrific
photos make this a top site for Lightning fans
Cape Town Travel
~ Cape Town
~ Ian Fleming.org
- Very Cool James Bond web site!
- Feel the Rush
- Article on The Big Adrenaline Rush adventure in Costa Rica. Polo
Magazine, October 1998.
- Resources for skydivers including HALO, tandem jumping and parachute-related
web sites worldwide.