Please call us 800-644-7382
to answer any other questions you may have.
do I know you can really arrange flights? American company Incredible Adventures has been arranging MiG
flights in Russia since 1993. We were the first company offer
MiG flights in Russia and have arranged more fighter jet adventures
around the world than any other company. Thousands of past customers
will vouch for us. (Feel free to ask for references.)
Do I have to be a pilot? No. Our customers range from experienced pilots to those
who have never flown before.
Are there age restrictions? Yes. Typically, one must be between the ages of 18 and 80 to fly.
Some exceptions may be made.
I get to fly the plane? Yes, each plane features dual controls. Your Russian pilot will
demonstrate a maneuver and then invite you to repeat it. Obviously,
the more flying experience you have, the more you will be able
to control the plane during complex maneuvers. The amount of stick-time
can also depend on the selected flight profile.
Can I fly more than once? Definitely! You can complete more than one MiG flight at the Sokol Base and
you can add an L-39 flight near Moscow. You can also add a detailed
tour of Star City, home to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training
Can I change the itinerary? Definitely! This is YOUR dream. You are welcome to buy just a
flight and make all hotel and transfer arrangements yourself.
Or, you can tell us what you want and we'll do our best to make
What does the pre-flight medical involve? You will be asked to complete a questionnaire answering general
questions about your medical history that will be presented to
the air base doctor prior to your arrival in Russia. It is also
important that you be examined by your own medical practitioner
and certified fit to complete this adventure. Anyone over the
age of 40 may be required to present evidence of a recent EKG/ECG
and based on the opinion of air base doctors, may be asked to
provide additional information or undergo additional testing.
Doctors are concerned with any existing condition that may be
aggravated by the stress of a flight. Potential problems include
excessively high blood pressure, heart trouble, kidney stones
and gallstones. At the base in Russia, your blood pressure may
be checked and you may be asked to ride an exercise bike, etc.
How long are the flights? Typical flights are 40 to 45 minutes from start to finish. Some
may be slightly shorter or longer, depending on the jet and adventure
purchased. Ask your sales representative for more information.
Can I bring my camera? No. You'll get hundreds of great digital photos of your flying adventure
as part of your package but regulations say that they must be taken
by the airbase's professional photographer. This means you can focus
on the excitement of flying and leave the picture-taking to a professional!
Most packages also include a professionally-edited video of your adventure
that is sent to you shortly after your fighter jet flight.
What kind of clothing do I need? You'll want to wear comfortable clothing suited to the time of year,
and take a complete change of clothes (including underwear) along with
you. Flying fighter jets is sweaty business. After your flight, we think
you'll want to take advantage of the shower in the locker room and change
into clean, dry clothes. You'll need to wear sturdy boots during the
flight itself for safety reasons, but the base can loan you a pair.
They'll also fit you with a helmet and flight suit. If you'd like to
purchase a personalized flight suit you can take home with you, let
us know in advance.
Who are the pilots? Our pilots are among the top test pilots in Russia. They are employed
by the Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Plant Sokol to test planes. Bios of
our main pilots can be found on our Pilots Page.
What and where is Sokol? All Incredible Adventures flights take place at the Sokol Plant in the
city of Nizhny Novorod. The Sokol Aircraft Building Plant has been building
MiGs for over 70 years and employs almost 8000 people. Nizhny is Russia's
third largest city and has a population of over 2 million. The town
is about 400 km east of Moscow and used to be called Gorky. If you begin and end your adventure in Moscow, we will
make arrangements to get you to and from Nizhny by luxury train.
If you'd rather begin and end your trip in Nizhny Novgorod and never
visit Moscow, let us know and we can provide you with a custom itinerary
How do I obtain Security Clearance? No one can enter the base without security clearance. To obtain clearance,
the following information must be provided to Incredible Adventures
no less than 60 days prior to your desired flight date: full name, passport
number, passport expiration date, citizenship, occupation.
What else can I do in Moscow? Moscow is an ancient city with a history of more than 950 years. This
is of course the capital of the country and center of Russian culture.
The fine art galleries and historical and military museums are all worthy
of visits. A visit to the Kremlin is almost mandatory. If you come during
the theater season our staff will do their best to get tickets to the
Bolshoi or Kremlin Ballet or perhaps to the Moscow Circus if you wish.
Today's Moscow is an exciting city with a wide array of clubs, restaurants,
casinos, theatres, sporting events, theaters and shops to choose from.
Although the city is now among the most expensive in the world, you
will have no problem finding restaurants to suit your personal taste,
be it McDonald's or the finest continental or Russian cuisine. Our staff
will be happy to provide you with other suggestions for your free time.
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