Taking a thrilling a ride in the back seat of a fighter jet is nothing unusual for people who can afford to spend a little more money on such luxuries. There are numerous such opportunities provided by various air forces around the world, that enable civilian enthusiasts to take a g-intensive ride in fighter jets with barrel rolls and vertical Charlie maneuvers. However, Russia has now begun an all new program, that has been designed to give the travelers a ride of their life by taking them to the very edge of space in a Russian Mig 31 (NATO classification: Foxhound) fighter jet.
The all new ‘Edge of Space Program’ features memorable flights in Russian Mig 31 Foxhound or Mig 29 Fulcrum, that will take the passengers to a height of an astounding 65,000 feet at more than two times the speed of sound amounting to Mach 2.35, that would near the very edge of space itself. The entire experience comes with a price tag of $25,000 and straps you in the seat of a fighter jet that produces more than 152 kN of raw thrust and takes you to supersonic velocity levels of up to 2400-2500 km per hour. The pilots chosen for the Edge of Space Program are some of the most elite fighter pilots from Sokol Airbase in Russia and would also let you have some fun while coming back to earth with a couple of aerobatic maneuvers.