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englau
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posted 05-30-2012 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was curious to know if anyone has ever looked into or even flown on one of the Zero G flights that are offered. I saw Zero-G Corporation offers experiences and packages. Does anyone have personal experiences with it?

If so, how long is the experience and do you recommend it?

Mr. Apollo 17
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posted 06-07-2012 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Apollo 17   Click Here to Email Mr. Apollo 17     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've never done it, but it sounds fun! You are in weightlessness for about 8 seconds at a time in an empty hull of a... 747 (not totally sure about that model but that's what I think). It probably isn't as cool as flying weightless in space, though.

I know from reading "Magnificent Desolation" that Buzz Aldrin flies on them sometimes, maybe you will get on a flight with him!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-07-2012 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
G-Force One, Zero-G Corp's aircraft, is a modified Boeing 727-200. And the weightless periods during flight are between 20 and 30 seconds.

I've yet to fly on it, but I have a number of friends who have and greatly enjoyed the experience. My parabolic flight was aboard a Russian Ilyushin 76 MDK, which offered the same opportunity but with more interior room to float.

Mr. Apollo 17
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posted 06-07-2012 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Apollo 17   Click Here to Email Mr. Apollo 17     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry for giving some wrong info. Thanks Robert for fixing them. I heard wrong info, I guess

p51
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posted 06-08-2012 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
My parabolic flight was aboard a Russian Ilyushin 76 MDK, which offered the same opportunity but with more interior room to float.
I've done it several times in fighters and military aircraft but was always strapped down. I could spin pens in mid-air, stuff like that but nothing else. Someday I hope to get the experience you had...

Blackarrow
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posted 06-08-2012 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can get a couple of seconds of zero-G in a glider by carrying out a mini-version of the "vomit-comet" manoeuvre. Obviously no room to float around, but just about enough time to see a pair of sunglasses floating in front of your face.

stsmithva
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posted 06-08-2012 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've spoken with someone who enjoyed it. The only problem is the price tag: over $5,000.

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