Those Avatar fans out there have a chance to take a weightless ride with the man and the legend James Cameron. The event is actually a fund-raiser for the X PRIZE Foundation. The Oscar Winner is taking part in an auction of seats aboard a Zero-G Experience flight that takes off from Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California on October 9, 2010. Board Members of the X Prize and several other guests have already purchased seats to participate in this special event. Only three seats are available for this exiting trip and are up on eBay for an auction that ends on September 3, 2010.
G-FORCE ONE, a specially modified Boeing 727-200 aircraft will be the flight on which the guests will go for this cool weightless flight. Cameron urges bidders to go for it and says this from personal experience as he has already gone weightless before.
The proceeds from the eBay auction will go to the X PRIZE Foundation to encourage designers to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. There are two auctions, one for a single seat and the other one for a pair of seats. In this package you will get a pre-flight training, a VIP lunch reception along with lecture from James Cameron who will talk about Avatar among other things. There will also be a 90-minute flight of approximately 15 parabolas that will include Lunar gravity i.e. one sixth your weight, Martian gravity i.e. one third your weight, and Zero gravity i.e. weightlessness. Plus you will also get to take home a video of the trip plus other goodies.