Space Flight Experience

Space Flight Experience

Feel what it’s really like to be weightless, and experience the G-forces of the rocket launchpad and earth’s re-entry

 

Ever wondered what it feels like to go into space?  With our new "Space Flight" experience you will feel the launch pad acceleration (3G), Marvel at being weightless with zero gravity (Zero G). Then experience the deceleration of Earth’s atmosphere on re-entry (4.5G)....


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Overview  
Welcome You will be kitted out in a high quality military flying suit.
Briefing You will be taught some of the background to space flight, and be given a detailed safety/parachute brief.
At Aircraft Strap on parachute. Cockpit Controls and Safety Brief.
Flight
  • Take-off and get to know the aeroplane: introduction to effects of controls - turning, climbing, descending.
  • Feel the same acceleration that astronauts experience on take-off from the launch pad.
  • Replicate the sensation of being weightless, 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.
Debrief Debrief with your instructor, including amount of g pulled and flight certificate. Opportunity to purchase a video of your flight.

Your ex-military instructor will show you the G-forces experienced by astronauts without the vast expense of going to the USA.  Flown in the T67 Firefly ex-military training aircraft and sitting side-by-side with your instructor, you will can also try to fly these forces yourself!...