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Reservation terms & conditions
For non-Russian citizens the time frame for application security clearance is approximately 60 days. So give yourself plenty of time.
Necessary documents include — scanned passport copy (photo and info pages) and the completed application form.
It is mandatory to have valid medical insurance in Russia, during your flight (this is the sole responsibility of the applicant). Failure to have valid medical insurance will result in a declined application
People with heart problems, high blood-pressure and spinal problems are recommended against applying for flights.
Where I can perform this unique flights on modern Russian jet fighter MIG-29? Are there any other place in the world for such flights? Such flights are performed only in one place in the world - at Sokol airbase in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (450 km from Moscow). Sokol airbase is not just a flight base - it's also a birth place of MIG-29, so you can be sure of maximum level of safety and service. You can fly also in Cape Town (South Africa) on the old planes like English Electric Lighting. But if you want to fly the legendary and modern jet - welcome to Sokol!
How you advise to come to Nizhny Novgorod to perform a flight on Russian jet fighter?What types of tours and airlines flights you have? What are the most popular tours of your customers? There are several options to visit Nizhny Novgorod. You can fly via Moscow or get a direct flight to Nixhny from Frankfurt (Germany) by Luftgansa airline. We have several tours based on this - 5 days tour via Moscow or 3 day tour via Nizhny. Or you can purchase just a flight and arrange all your travel details by yourself. You always have a chice with us.But the most popular and suggested tour is a tour via Moscow - you can combine a great flight expireance with understanding of Russian life and the beauty of it's capital. Moscow is really a "must see" destination. And the airline flights to Moscow are more cheaper.
Does your company "Country of Tourism" provide all supporting touristic services or you sell just a flight? What is your service quality for customers? "Countyr of Tourism" is a full service touristic company and of course we provide all additional services during your tour. But if you want to buy just a flight - it's also possible. The level of our service is VIP, because all our clients are also VIP for us. We can provide you the contacts of our previous clients and you can contact them directly to receive a honest information.
What are the time frames for MIG-29 jet flight booking and choosing of a flight date? Why it's necessary to book a flight in advance? You should book your flight and choose a date 60 dates in advance. Such requrements are applied dur to long security clearance process to receice a pass to enter the restricted for visitors Sokol airbase.
How serious are the medical requirements for tourists? What will be, if I will not pass the medical check at Sokol before the flight? For what kind of problems such jet flights are not reccomended? Medical requirements are raver easy for tourists. You must understand, that good helf is necessary for this. But generally no special requrements apply. The flights are prohibited only for people with heart, back and brains surjery. We are sure, that you will be permited for the flight at the medical check just before the flight, because it's more formal check included just your blood pressure check and general briefing with a doctor about your claims. If you want - you can check you healf in advance with your doctor to be sure at the base and to present the documents from your doctor to Sokol staff.
Are there any age requirements to perform a flight? Yes. To perform a flight you must be from 18 to 70. But we can discuss individually, if you out of this range.
What types of payment of jet flight and tour to Russia your have at your company "Country of Tourism"? What garantees you provided for clients to confirm the safety of payments? We have a wide range of payment terms. You can pay via bank invoice according to your contract to our currency account. Also you can pay directly from our web-page via credit card Concerning garantess - Russian travel agency "Country of Tourism" works in tourist market as a tour operator of international and incoming tourism. Our Registration Number of the Russian Federal Register of Tour Operators is MTЗ 005753. Due to this official status of our company all our clients are garanteed by Russian Goverment with a mandatory insurance covering amount of 300.000 USD for all types of touristic risks.
How many time it takes for preparation for the MIG-29 flight? What is the iteniery at the base for tourists? The preparation time is about 2 hours and includes a briefing with your pilot about the flight program and manuvers, medical check, dressing to the G-suits, technical training about the aircraft, cockpit training. You can see the detailed information at "Flight day schedule".
Can I create my individual tour program? We will try to do our best to follow your requirements. Just contact us in advance and we will try to arrange the additional points in your tour and also in your MIG flight program. Of course, your wishes are limited by technical security requiremets.
What programs you have for flights? We have 4 main flight programs: Aerobatic flight in MIG-29 (25 minutes) - subsonic flight with all main manuvers Aerobatic flight in MIG-29 (45 minutes) - supersonic flight with strong aerobatic manuvers Edge of Space + Aerobatic in MIG-29 (55 minutes) - the most great and popular program, included the flight to stratosphere for 22 km and the strong aerobatic. This program is the one of TOP-10 worldwide adventures (according to rating of World Touristic Assocciation).
What can I see at the stratosphere? You will see the really dark sky, the border between land and space, the stars very closed to you and you will understand, that our Earth is really a Globe! The great "open glass" cockpit of MIG-29 will garantee you a briliant view at the top of your sky adventure.
How can I book a flight? Just contact us via e-mail, skype or just call us. We will be glad to assist you in your choice. Or just visit our web-page and use our new service "On-line consultant". We will answer all your questions on-line in a chat mode.
Must I possess a pilot license to be able to participate in a supersonic flight? No. Our customers range from experienced pilots to those who have never flown before.
Do you offer also a combination package with several jet fighters? Yes. You can make a several reservation packages.
What kind of attire is appropriate? All equipment and clothes will be provided to you at the airbase.
What happens if I get sick and can't arrive? We highly recommend you take out travel insurance for your trip in case you are prevented from attending due to illness. Then your out of pocket expenses may be covered by your travel insurance.
Will I get sick during a flight? Most likely not, provided you follow our simple guidelines. Less than 5% of people are actually ill during a flight. We ask that you avoid alcohol for 24 hours before the flight. Eat light meals at the usual times on the day of the flight. Also avoid taking anti nausea medication, as it tends to make you sick.
Are cameras allowed at the Air Base? No. Only our authorized camera man can film at the base. We recommend you to order DVD film and photos package together with your tour.
Can my friends or family members accompany me? Will be this interesting for them? What they will see? Of course, they can come and it will be greatly interesting for them. They will see the private airshow with your participation and the top moment - the jet low pass just under your friends heads on the 10 meters altitude!
Can you provide contacts of American and European clients, who already made a flight on MIG-29 via your company, for confirmation of your service level and financial stability? Sure, we can. Just contact us and we will give you all details. You can also see the references from our clients at our Impressions page and at the page of Sokol airbase.
Did your company provides insurance for tourists? Yes. We arrange included in the tour special insurance for 50.000 USD from the emergency excident.
Why MIG-29 flights are so expensive? Whats is in price calculation? Can it be less? The price is strongly depending from the fuels price. From 3 to 5 tonns of fuel is used for your flight. Also to perform you flight 120 emploees of Sokol involved at your flight day - security, navigation, doctors, firefighters, technical staff, pilot, special laboratories, etc. You safety is our priority and we prefer not to minimize this. The price can be less according to discount system for our several times customers.
Can I provide a "MIG-29 jet fighter flight" as a gift to my friend or girlfriend? Yes, sure. We have a system of Gift Certificates and you can arrange such great and unique gift for all your related people. This gift will stay in memory for all life for sure.
Can women fly on MIG-29? Did you had ladies-customers? What programs they prefer? MIG-29 is available for all and we got a lot of pretty ladies flew like a top-guns. The most great and easy flight for women is our Edge of Space flight, because it's a flight for impressions and mostly a celebrety flight.