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Fly a legendary MiG 29 fighter jets over Russia! NOW!
At our Sokol airbase you can learn more about the legend of aircraft industry, namely, the MiG-29. It is one of the most advanced fighter jets in the world and it is equipped with gas-turbine jet engine, has a superior power/weight ratio, excellent aerodynamics and wonderful view of cabin that maximizes its effect not only in air fight, but also, it guarantees the tourist unforgettable impressive views.
The MiG-29 (NATO code "Fulcrum") is one of the most advanced combat airplanes in the Russian Air Force representing 4th generation jet fighter aircraft. It was designed for gaining an air superiority role in the Soviet Union during the early 80s. It has become the first aircraft in the world, of this class, combining unsurpassed efficiency in agility (dog-fights) and enemy attack using middle and short range missiles. While designing the MiG-29, numerous modification capabilities for aircraft improvement were built into its initial structure which has made it possible to modify and add a large number of changes, thus enhancing an already impressive and powerful fighter jet.
The Fulcrum, or MiG-29 is probably the most well-known fighter jet amongst military officers. As it is one of the most advanced airplanes in the world, it has turbojet engines, possesses a more superior ratio of power over mass coupled with excellent aerodynamics and a wonderful view from the cockpit. It is equipped with two RD-33 turbofan engines and is the world's first aircraft fitted with dual-mode air intakes. This means that during its flight, air is fed directly into the engines; but while moving on the ground, the air intakes are closed and air is fed through the upper surface of the wing to prevent ingestion of foreign objects (rubbish and debris) from the runway. All these characteristics make the aircraft most effective in any aerial combat. The basic version of the MiG-29 aircraft is intended for destroying using missiles and built-in guns against all types of air targets in fair and adverse weather conditions, in look-up and look-down situations including jamming conditions. This aircraft is capable of destroying ground targets using rockets within the pilot’s field of vision. To prepare and train MiG-29 pilots the MiG-29UB two-seat combat trainer was developed and since 1985 mass-produced on the template of the one-seater combat fighter. Airborne radar is not installed in it and it provides simulation modes in order to practice the use of deploying missiles with radar homing heads. MiG-29 is comparable in size and is usually assigned tasks with the American F-16 and F/A-18 fighters.
The MiG-29 Fulcrum has become the favorite fighter in the Russian Air Force with different modified versions currently operating in more then 25 countries round the world (such as Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cuba, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, North Koarea, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Syria, Sudan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and some others). In most of these countries, it has become the main choice of a light front-line fighter for their respective national air forces.
There are several current MiG-29 upgrade programs in operation conducted by the Russian Air Force which include: upgrading the avionics suite to comply with NATO / ICAO standards; extension of the aircraft service life to 4,000 flight hours (40 years); upgrading combat capabilities and reliability and safety enhancements.
In 2005 the Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG" started production of new unified family of multi-role 4th generation fighters... the aircraft-carrier based MiG-29K, the front-line MiG-29M and MiG-35 fighters. Please click here to read more about the brand-new unified family of fighters and the MiG-29 upgrade programs.
We have 2 flight program with MiG-29: