WHEN CAN I FLY?
Starfighters Suborbital Flight Training is available
year round. Sessions typically begin on Mondays. Please contact
Incredible Adventures to confirm specific date availability.
Note: Training is conducted at a secured
government facility and all participants must successfully pass
a criminal background check and receive security clearance from
NASA. A minimum of 45 days should to allowed for this process.
The time may be less for US resident citizens.
WHO ARE THE PILOTS?
Starfighters aircrew are all veteran Instructor Pilots
of the United States Navy and Air Force that have logged thousands
of hours of flight time in the F-104 Starfighter, F-4 Phantom,
F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle and F-16 Viper.
IS THIS SAFE?
Definitely not! Flying high performance military aircraft
is inherently risky and you could die. That said, the training
flights conducted are all well within the flight capability of
the F-104 and pilots. Starfighters Aerospace is subject to annual
safety inspections by the Federal Aviation Administration and
NASA to ensure aircraft and personnel operate to safest possible
CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH
Certainly, as long as that person is at least 18 years
of age. However, the person must obtain security clearance and
there is an additional cost to cover your guest's transportation,
tours, meals and such. Friends and family, both young and old,
are welcome to tour the public areas of the Kennedy Space Center
without clearance. (Admission fees apply.)
CAN I TAKE MY CAMERA?
Yes! We encourage participants and their guests to bring cameras,
however some areas may be designated "off-limits" in
terms of photo-taking. The Starfighters are equipped with high
definition video systems to capture your flight.
DO I HAVE TO BE A PILOT?
No. Students will range from experienced fighter pilots
to those who have never flown before. With two days of training
under your belt you will be prepared for a flight in the fastest
single-engine fighter ever built.
DO I HAVE TO BE SCHEDULED
FOR A SUBORBITAL FLIGHT TO PARTICIPATE?
No. Starfighters Aerospace is not currently associated
with any Suborbital Flight companies. Although your training will
not take you to suborbital heights, you will leave better prepared
for the physical and emotional demands of a suborbital flight.
WHAT ARE THE AGE AND HEALTH
One must be at least 18 years old and meet specific
medical criteria. There will be a pre-training medical check before
you are cleared for take off. (You have to prove that you have
"The Right Stuff").
ARE THERE HEIGHT, WEIGHT
OR OTHER RESTRICTIONS?
Maximum student height is six feet five inches (6'5")
or one hundred and ninety-five centimeters (195cm). Maximum student
weight is two hundred and sixty five pounds (265lbs) or one hundred
and twenty kilograms (120kg). Minimum student weight is ninety
pounds (90lbs) or forty one kilograms (41kg). Students must demonstrate
adequate bodily strength to make a forty pound (40lb) or eighteen
kilogram (18kg) pull on a scaled strength measuring device sufficient
to safely operate the aircraft egress system. (Translation: you
have to be strong enough to pull the ejection seat handles in
case of an emergency).
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