Blast at full jet speed over North Rhine-Westphalia – an experience you won’t ever forget!
The fighter pilot adventure in Germany starts from Paderborn Airport. You’ll fly a real NVA L-39 jet together with an experienced pilot.
The adventure’s itinerary is similar to other locations: After arrival, your pilot will meet you and walk you around the aircraft. Afterwards, you’ll be admitted to the briefing room where the flight programme will be discussed. This is your chance to express your wishes and direct the flight according to your needs.
So, fist you’ll make a short walkabout around the place including the L-39 jet along with your instructor. In the crew room you’ll be given a pilot suit. This suit perfectly fits to L-39 jet pilots and will be yours for the duration of the training. Please bring along your own (leather- or hiking-) boots.
Next is a first acquaintance of the aircraft. Shortly after, the training lesson begins including the following aspects:
- Introduction of instructors and L-39 pilots
- Explanation of the personal equipment (pilots suit / helmet / mask)
- Basics of the available jet types (L39) as well as their history
- Basics of a mission briefing (planning / weather / flight safety / maneuvres)
- Introduction about the maneuvres of the mission and their meaning in aerial combat
- Explanation geotypical aspects within the training environment (low-level flying / rules / structure of air space / rules of flight operations)
- Basic aspects of movements on the airfield
- Safety guidelines for movements around the L-39 jet aircraft
You’ll be given your personal emergency equipment, the helmet and the oxygen mask.
Ready for Take-Off
If the pilot deems you ready for a flight, you’ll be seated into the plane and buckled up.The canopy will be closed and locked and you’ll taxi to the runway.
Now the time has come: Brakes on, Cleared for take-off, 105% thrust, temperature checked, oil pressure checked, brakes off – and off you go! The thrust accelerates you and your L-39 jet within shortest time to the rotation speed of about 120 knots. Take-off, taking the gear in and after a 90° turn, you’ll fly with max speed into the training air space nearby.
There, you’re in charge of the program: simple figures such as rolls or steep turns, or advanced aerobatics like loops, stall turn, barrel roll – only your well-being defines the limits! Afterwards you’ll head back to the airfield and after, if possible, a thrilling low-pass, the landing will proceed. After you reach the parking position, the engines will be shut down and the jet will be checked one last time.
In the final de-briefing, you’ll discuss the flown manoeuvres together with the pilot. Here you’ll also get the certificate which affirms your personal, successful participation on the jet pilot training.
Welcome to the small circle of those who already did so!
Where do the Jet Rides in Germany happen?
The flights take place not far from Paderborn, Germany.
The flight programs includes the following maneuvres:
- Invertet flying
- Steep turns (4-5Gs)
- Zero gravity parabola
- Low level flight over runway
- Control the jet
Qualification criteria for a flight:
- Body length max. 6’8”
- Weight max. 230 lbs
- For minors, parental consent
- Approved flight application
To apply for a flight, choose a flight program below and click “apply now!”. In a next step, please fill in information about yourself and flying experience (if any) so the crew can review and decide on your flight application.
Ready? Apply for a Jet Flight in Germany, Paderborn!
From the flight programs below, just choose the one you like most and apply. We’ll get back to you soon to confirm the flight.
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