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Zero Gravity Flight


#1

Would you pay $5000 to do this?

How it Works
Aboard our specially modified Boeing 727, G-FORCE ONE, weightlessness is achieved by doing aerobatic maneuvers known as parabolas. Specially trained pilots perform these aerobatic maneuvers which are not simulated in any way. ZERO-Gâ??s passengers experience true weightlessness.

Before starting a parabola, G-FORCE ONE flies level to the horizon at an altitude of 24,000 feet. The pilots then begins to pull up, gradually increasing the angle of the aircraft to about 45° to the horizon reaching an altitude of 34,000 feet. During this pull-up, passengers will feel the pull of 1.8 Gs. Next the plane is â??pushed overâ?? to create the zero gravity segment of the parabola. For the next 20-30 seconds everything in the plane is weightless. Next a gentle pull-out is started which allows the flyers to stabilize on the aircraft floor. This maneuver is repeated 12-15 times, each taking about ten miles of airspace to perform.

In addition to achieving zero gravity, G-FORCE ONE also flies a parabola designed to offer Lunar gravity (one sixth your weight) and Martian gravity (one third your weight). This is created by flying a larger arc over the top of the parabola.

G-FORCE ONE flies in a FAA designated airspace that is approximately 100 miles long and ten miles wide. Usually three to five parabolas are flown consecutively with short periods of level flight between each set. Read more about what to expect.

http://www.gozerog.com/


#2

I wanted to but didn't know it costs $5000. I would rather go on a trip to mexico or something for that price.

But if I had $2.5 mil I would go to space over that plane ride.


#3

I'd prob rather pay for a fighter jet ride that gets you up past 1.8 Gs

Maybe not as pleasant as the feeling of freefall towards the center of that curved spacetime created by the Earth's mass, but more about the fact that "we feel accelerations, not speed (velocity)."


#4

you could just go skydiving for less than 150 bucks lol


#5

ding, ding, ding, ding we have a winner Bob, tell them what they have won....


#6

I'm not sure how close the experience would be to skydiving but I agree $5000 is an amount I wouldn't pay.

My friend is contemplating doing this, I don't understand why either.


#7

ahh fuck man 22 seconds in the old woman in the front does NOT look like she's having fun!! LOL!

But yae...that looks pretty awesome I have to say.


#8

x2
It's the exact same thing! Just this is inside a plane.


#9

My friends response to how close this experience would be to skydiving:

"Very different. Skydiving is not 'true weightlessness' because of the wind resistance and drag. With this, you're in a capsule that internally isn't affected by external forces. It perfectly emulates zero gravity."

He went skydiving for the first time a couple months ago


#10

why dont you tell your friend to take 5,000 dollars and throw it into a fire place.

he'll get less time of weightlessness that he would watching his money burn up in there.


#11

fuck that tell him to mail it to me, address upon request.


#12

WTF this is nothing like skydiving. air resistance, anyone??

edit - ok good, rajraj already covered that


#13

I think I would most definitely throw up from that.