Fly the L39 Albatros in Switzerland

Fly the L39 Albatros fighter jet in Switzerland. Enjoy this unique opportunity to fly a fighter jet AND enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps. As you take off, enjoy the view of Mont Blanc and be prepared for a unique fighter jet ride along ridges and mountains. The L39 Albatros is a smooth fighter plane, agile and fast in these mountainous surroundings. Flying the L39 Albatros fighter jet in Switzerland is a truly extraordinary experience.

Schedule of your day:

You will be greeted at the airport by the team and will meet your pilot in the morning
You will be briefed on the plane, safety on board, and your flight plan
You will be suited up and explained how to work your helmet, visor and communications
Then you get in the plane. Your pilot will explain the instruments so that you can see what is happening in the plane. You will also be briefed on the emergency ejection procedures.
Then it is time to take-off… Enjoy the ride.
Your fighter jet experience will usually consists of three phases: the first period will be for the pilot to do smooth maneuvers to see how you cope and handle the experience. Then there will be a mix of low level and scenic flying before doing some aerobatics.
You are in constant communication with the pilot and can let him know how you feel. You can instruct him to push or instead stay cool. In all cases, your pilot will fly according to your G tolerance with the objective of making this fighter jet experience the best moment of your life.
You take-off from Sion, 1h30 away from Geneva.

Your fighter pilots

The L39 Albatros fighter jet is in the very good hands of past military officers and people who know this fighter plane by heart: they restore the L39 that you can find virtually anywhere in Europe. They are highly skilled and trained to fly the aircraft and have a very deep knowledge of flying in this mountainous area. The team has also worked on a number of movies, including the “Tomorrow Never Dies” James Bond. They are also very friendly and enjoy sharing their experience.

Your fighter jet: the L39 Albatros

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 12.13 m (39 ft 9½ in)
Wingspan: 9.46 m (31 ft 0½ in)
Height: 4.77 m (15 ft 7¾ in)
Wing area: 18.8 m² (202 ft²)
Airfoil: NACA 64A012 mod
Empty weight: 3,455 kg (7,617 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 4,700 kg (10,362 lb)
Powerplant: 1× Ivchenko AI-25TL turbofan, 16.87 kN (3,792 lbf)


Never exceed speed: Mach 0.80 (609 mph, 980 km/h)
Maximum speed: 750 km/h (405 knots, 466 mph) at 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
Range: 1,100 km (593 nmi, 683 mi) (internal fuel)
1,750 km, (944 nmi, 1,087 mi) (internal and external fuel)
Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,100 ft)
Rate of climb: 13.5 m/s (4,130 ft/min)
Wing loading: 250.0 kg/m² (51.3 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.37
Climb to 5,000 m (16,400 ft): 5 min


2 hr 30 min (internal fuel)
3 hr 50 min (internal and external fuel)
Take-off roll: 530 m (1,740 ft)
Landing roll: 650 m (2,140 ft)

Conditions and restrictions:

You must not have known heart problems
You must not have neurological problems
You will be required to bring a medical certificate with you, to give us at least one week before your flight.
The fighter jet ride takes place in favourable weather conditions. A confirmation of weather conditions is done 1 week before the flight.

Price of the fighter jet experience

Price starts at 2300 euros for 30mn.
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