| PRICE CHART
| # OF PARTICIPANTS
|| PRICE IN EUR
|| ZERO-G FLIGHT ONLY
|| FLIGHT + 3 DAY TOUR
| GROUP OF 14
|| ZERO-G FLIGHT ONLY
| GROUP OF 14
|| FLIGHT + 3 DAY TOUR
| VIDEO + PHOTOS (P.P.)
ZER0-G PARABOLA FLIGHTS EXPLAINED
The Ilyushin IL-76 MDK wide-body
aircraft is a unique flying laboratory which can create short-term weightless
conditions. To achieve this, the IL-76 MDK follows a Kepler curve flight
The Ilyushin IL-76 MDK climbs with
full thrust and at a 45-degree angle to an altitude of approximately
20,000 ft AGL, before taking the power out and going nose over. From that
moment on, everything and everybody inside the plane is "floating"
weightlessly, that is, until about 25 seconds later, when the IL-76 MDK is
transitioning from its nose dive into yet another steep ascent (hence the nick-name
While experiencing weightlessness
on the downward slope of the parabola, passengers onboard the IL-76 MDK are
exposed to 2G inside the cabin at the transition points from descent to ascent
and during the actual climb-phase back to 20,000 ft AGL.
Your pilot will repeat this Kepler
curve pattern 12-15 times, thus
creating weightlessness for a total
of approximately 7 minutes over the 1.5-hour course of the
entire zero-G flight experience.
Those of you interested in
traveling to Star City for a zero-G parabola flight onboard the IL-76 MDK,
please check out our step-by-step guide to putting together an itinerary
which suits you:
ZERO-GRAVITY FLIGHT IN STAR CITY
CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR ITINERARY
All Flight Club adventure trips and
air sport events are once-in-a-lifetime experiences, custom-tailored
according to your personal preferences.
Hence, when booking your zero-G
flight experience, you can pick from a range of options regarding your trip
1. DECIDE HOW MANY SEATS ONBOARD
THE IL-76 YOU NEED
you have the option to either book
a single seat ticket on the IL-76 MDK or
to book the entire IL-76 MDK
exclusively for yourself or for a private group of up to 14 friends.
2. DECIDE THE DURATION OF YOUR TRIP
You can either go for the IL-76 MDK
zero-G flight only (1-day trip) or alternatively, book
the IL-76 MDK zero-G flight
experience plus 3 fun days in Moscow.
Please find a detailed description
of both trip formats here:
IL-76 MDK ZERO-G FLIGHT ONLY
Your trip starts with your personal
guide/ multi-lingual translator picking you up at your hotel in Moscow at 06.00
am on the day of your zero-G flight. The course of events throughout the day is
similar to that of day #2 in the 3 day trip itinerary (detailed description
follows right below) with the exception that, as part of the 1 day trip, we do
not offer the night-time sight-seeing tour around Moscow. Your event with us
concludes with the safe return to your hotel in Moscow.
IL-76 MDK ZERO-G FLIGHT PLUS 3 FUN
DAYS IN MOSCOW
Your zero-g flight adventure starts
with your personal guide/ multi-lingual translator picking you up at any
of the 3 Moscow international airports.
We will bring you to your selected
hotel in the city and assist with the check-in (as early as 14.00
We advise our guests to plan for a
mid-day arrival to Moscow, as we invite you on a guided night-time sight-seeing
tour around town later in the evening.
We will meet you in Moscow city at
06.00 am at either your hotel or in the office of our local service partners.
After a short briefing regarding the daily schedule of events, we will pack up
and drive to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City. The
commute will take us a good hour, depending on traffic.
Upon our arrival in Star City,
we'll work our way through the security checkpoint and head over to the
medical center for a pre-flight check-up. The procedure is common, and you
got no worries there.
After receiving your medical
clearance certificates, we invite you on an interesting guided tour around the
Once you are somewhat familiar with
your new surroundings, you'll be attending the pre-flight briefing. It is
conducted by staff members of the GCTC and will teach you everything there is
to know about safety and a variety of other aspects regarding your zero-G
parabola flight onboard the IL-76 MDK.
We will then transfer to the
near-by Chkalovsky airfield, where we meet the IL-76 MDK flight crew and get
dressed up for success - with a jump-suit and... wait for it.... a parachute.
Once everyone is all suited up, it' s time for some last minute, hands-on
emergency procedure practice. We'll play and drill the proper response to a
variety of unusual- and emergency situations which might occur during any phase
of the zero-G parabola flight.
Goal of these exercises, is for you
to become familiar with your new environment onboard the seriously giant
Ilyushin IL-76 MDK, have some fun and prepare for a safe zero-g flight
Once all pre-flight procedures are
completed and the "all-clear" comes out of the cockpit, we'll get
onto the taxiway and roll out onto the runway for show-time! You are now only
moments away from four powerful Soloviev D-30KP turbofans, each creating
roughly 26,400 lbs. of thrust, launching you into a world where no gravity
During the next 90 minutes, the
IL-76 MDK will repeat its familiar parabola shape flight pattern 12-15 times
and thus, over the entire course of the zero-g flight
experience, create onboard weightless conditions for around 7 minutes
Following your safe return to
Chkalovsky airfield, there will be an award ceremony in honor of your
achievement, where you will be presented a certificate, video and photos
of this memorable flight.
After the ceremony, we will head
back into the city and drop you off at your hotel, for some well-deserved idle
Later that evening, we will pick
you up from the hotel and take you on a tour around Moscow, surfing the
city's world-famous Metro. On our way across town, we'll stop by the Arbat for
some souvenir shopping, hang out and have a genuinely good time mixed
in among the colorful crowd.
After an eventful day yesterday and
a good night out, we'll take it easy in the morning. Depending on your
scheduled departure time from Moscow, we'll pick you up at the hotel at any time
convenient for you before 12.00 pm and bring you to the any of the 3 Moscow
international airports to say: "thank you for flying with us.
FLIGHTS. EXPERIENCE WEIGHTLESSNESS.
to the Flight Club zero-gravity flights tutorial.
zero gravity during a series of parabola flights onboard the IL-76 MDK.
with us to the Chkalovsky airfield located at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut
Training Centre in Star City, Russia. An action-packed journey into a
world where no gravity exists!
page explains how zero-G parabola flights work, shows a video of what your
zero-G experience on-board the IL-76 MDK will actually look like, provides
detailed tour itineraries and a schedule with up-coming zero-G flight
dates, associated tour prices and booking procedures. At the end, we have all
the answers to FAQs.
WHAT DOES ZERO GRAVITY FEEL LIKE?
Without gravity, there no longer is up or down,
neither are objects light- or heavy-weight.
Get ready to experience your body like you
could never have imagined! Arguably, floating around in weightlessness onboard
the IL-76 MDK might be some of the best fun you'll ever have:
FLIGHT SCHEDULE - UPCOMING EVENT DATES
and 28. AUGUST 2020
working hard to fill the IL-76 MDK zero-G loads as quickly as
possible. Typically, there are several pre-manifested flight days
scheduled each year. Please understand, that for us to guarantee a stable
price structure for zero-G flight tickets, we need 14 participants
per each flight on the IL-76 MDK.
keep it fair, we accommodate our guests on a first-come first-serve
GROUPS OF 14 PARTICIPANTS:
can be scheduled pretty much anytime upon request
buy enough tickets to fill the entire IL-76 MDK load (14 slots), you can pretty
much fly whenever you want to. Please be advised though, that we do need a 65-day
min. lead-up time once we have received your passport copies, to organize
the required visas and associated security clearances for the GCTC.
ZERO-G FLIGHT PRICE CHART
ZERO-G FLIGHT ITINERARY DETAIL
included in the above listed zero-G
1 DAY ITINERARY:
security clearance GCTC, guided
tour of the GCTC, medical check, zero-G flight onboard IL-76 MDK (1.5h flight
time), flight certificate;
3 DAY ITINERARY:
visa support, security clearance,
transit (airport, hotel, GCTC, hotel, airport), standard room in *** hotel in
Moscow city (2 nights), Moscow city night-time sight-seeing tour, guided tour
at GCTC, medical check, zero-G flight onboard IL-76 MDK (1.5h flight
time), guided tour Moscow Metro and Arbat;
GRAVITY FLIGHT EXPERIENCE - BOOKING PROCEDURES
book your zero gravity flight tour, please fill out and submit the booking request form specifying
the number of participants, your preferred flight dates and your choice of
either 1 day or 3 day tour itinerary.
we have received your initial request, we will contact you for copies of your
passport and forward your detail to our service partners in Moscow for a final
review. After they come back to us with a confirmation of your requested dates,
we will contact you with specific travel dates, send you a service contract and
the necessary payment instructions.
remember, that we do need a 65-day minimum lead-up time once we have received
your passport copies, in order to organize the required visas and
associated security clearances for the GCTC.
FLIGHTS- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
you provide accident insurance?
yes, of course. We arrange for a special policy covering any accident which
might occur during your time with us.
you provide visa support for entry into the Russian Federation?
visa support is automatically included in the above listed prices if you book
the 3-day trip itinerary. Of course, we gladly assist in arranging for the
necessary visa upon request if you did choose the 1-day itinerary as well.
Prices for visas may vary, as they depend on selected processing times at the
embassy, and thus, the lead-up time of your request for visa assistance.
What kind of outfit should I wear for the zero-G flight?
you'll be provided a jump-suit for your zero gravity flight. Under it, best
wear comfortable sports-wear. Regardless of the season, rather err on the warm
Will I feel nauseous onboard the IL-76 MDK?
might. Probably though, you will be too busy having fun.
What types of payment methods do you accept?
can pay via electronic funds transfer into our foreign currency account.
What types of service guarantees do you provide?
Flight Club service partners in Russia are recognized tour operators in
the Russian Federation and listed in the public Registry of Tour Operators #
MBT 010053. Accordingly, all our clients are protected by the Russian
government with a mandatory min. insurance amount of USD 1,000,000.00 for all types
of risk factors involving touristic activities.
What is your cancellation policy in case my zero-G flight is cancelled due to
mistakes on your side?
give you a full refund on all payments made within 30 days.
What is your cancellation policy, change of travel dates policy in case I
cannot travel as agreed because I get sick?
you wish to cancel your trip entirely, or if you wish to change your travel
dates, the refund amount you are entitled to depends on how long before your
scheduled zero-G flight dates you notify us:
15 days prior: we refund 70% of your payment
15 days but > 5 days prior: we refund 55 % of your payment
days but > 3 days prior: we refund 35 % of your payment
3 days prior: there will not be any refund paid
payments will be sent to the originating account within 30 days of receipt of
your written notice to cancel or postpone your trip. For more detail, please
review our payment and refund policy.
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certificates for the IL-76 MDK zero gravity flight experience in Star City?
A: yes, we do ;)
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you have any unanswered questions regarding our zero-G flights, please feel
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