SPACE FLIGHT “ZERO GRAVITY ” EXPERIENCE
Ever wondered what it feels like to go into space? With our “Space Flight” experience you will feel the launch pad acceleration (3G), marvel at being weightless with zero gravity (Zero G) and experience the deceleration of Earth’s atmosphere on re-entry (4.5G).
Your ex-military instructor will show you the G-forces experienced by astronauts, including weightlessness, without the vast expense of travelling to the USA to experience it!
Strapped in securely, under Zero G you will feel weightless as you rise out of your seat slightly, effectively “floating”. We also demonstrate Zero G with a toy astronaut or foam ball in the aircraft. You can try zero G as much as you like during your flight, for periods of up to around 5 seconds at a time.
Flown in the T67 Firefly ex-military training aircraft and sitting side-by-side with your instructor, you will also fly these forces yourself!
£395 for a weekday (Monday-Friday)
£445 for a Saturday (we are closed on Sundays)
You should expect to be with us for between two and three hours.
You will be kitted out in a high quality flying suit and choose your call sign.
You will be taught some of the background to space flight, and taught how to fly aerobatics (yourself!), and be given a detailed safety brief.
At the aircraft, you will be shown the cockpit controls and receive another safety brief.
You will sit side-by-side with your instructor.
Take-off and get to know the aeroplane: introduction to effects of controls – turning, climbing, descending.
Feel the same G-force acceleration that astronauts experience on lift-off from the launch pad (3G).
Replicate the sensation of being weightless (Zero G), exactly as astronauts would feel in orbit.
Gasp as your body weighs 4.5 times its normal weight as you simulate the forces on re-entry.
Enjoy the opportunity to replicate some or all of these forces yourself as you fly the aeroplane.
Time in the aircraft is around 40 minutes (20 minutes in the air)
Debrief with your instructor, including amount of G-force pulled and flight certificate.
Opportunity to purchase a 360 degree video of your flight.