Zero gravity flights
Perform an amazing Zero Gravity flight!
All of us at least once in our lives dreamt of flying. We have no wings like birds have, but nowadays wings are not necessary any more for people to fly. It becomes possible with the help of zero-g conditions. Let your dream come true! You have this chance if you perform a flight on board the IL-76 MDK flying laboratory like cosmonauts do during their space flight training.
Weightlessness is one of the main specific factors of space flight that requires special organization of cosmonauts’ professional activity.
Conditions of weightlessness simulated on board the flying laboratory are very close to real space flight conditions and thus allow to train the majority of operations in the periods of 25-30 seconds. Since 1967 to 1979 such flights were performed on flying laboratories Tu-104A. Since 1980 IL-76 MDK flying laboratories are used for such zero-g flights.
The «IL-76 MDK» wide-body airplane is a unique flying laboratory, which can create short-term weightless conditions. To achieve a short-term micro-gravity, the aircraft flies in a parabolic pattern that is called Kepler curve, rising to a height of about 20,000 feet, and then curving downward. People feel weightlessness in the upper point of parabola. It lasts from 22 to 28 seconds depending on flight accomplishment conditions and can be recreated up to 15 times within one flight. The Zero-G flight lasts 1,5 hours. Total time of your stay in weightless conditions can be approximately 450 seconds.
Program of zero gravity tour:
- 13:45 – Arrival at Star city.
- 14:00 – Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center excursion.
- 15:00 – 16:00 – Medical examination.
- 16:00 – 17:00 – Acquaintance with the instructors. Instruction on safety arrangements and rules of behavior in case of off nominal situations.
- 07:45 – Arrival at Star city.
- 08:00 – Transfer to Chkalovsky airbase.
- 08:30 – 09:30 – Preflight instruction aboard Il-76 MDK.
- 09:30 – 10:00 – Take-off.
- 10:00 – 11:30 – Flight on IL-76 MDK flying laboratory with weightlessness into 10 parabolas.
- 11:30 – 12:00 – Personal certification.
- 12:00 – 12:30 – Transfer from the airbase to Star city.
- Group should be not more than 14 people
- The cost includes all the necessary permits, medical examination, personal certification, transfer, training, zero-g flight
- You should send your medical certificate by fax or e-mail 5 days before the training. Before the training day you should arrive to GCTC for medical examination.
- accommodation at the hotel
- photo and video shooting of your training
- You should send your application at least 30 days before the flight with passport data of all the participants enclosed. Only people of 18 years and older can take part in the training.
- You should be medically examined and certificated with a permit for training. Your medical certificate is a personal document and only doctors will have access to this information.
- Zero-g flight should be paid 21 days before the date of training according to the agreement and invoice.
- After the instruction and medical examination you should sign the agreement on the release from responsibility.
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