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Break the sound barrier in a MiG fighter jet or tail chase the enemy in a Bulldog

Imagine flying to the edge of space at one and a half times the speed of sound in a legendary MiG-29 jet fighter. Or discovering first hand what it's like to defend Russian airspace in a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft. These are just two of the incredible opportunities available to anyone who wants to have a once in a lifetime Top Gun experience.

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Russian MiG Not many people can say that they've flown a MiG jet fighter, but if you're willing and able to travel to Russia, are between 18 and 70 and have US$25,000 plus to spare (September 2012 prices), then you could be up in the skies over Russia doing just that!

And yes you will be able to take control of the plane at certain times, even if you've had no previous pilot experience! That's because the planes are dual control and you'll be flying with a very experienced test pilot at the Sokol Aircraft Building Plant in Nizhny Novgorod where these extreme flying machines are made.

Everything is arranged for you via the American company, Incredible Adventures, the only non-Russian company offering these flights.

Incredible Adventures also offer supersonic jet fighter flying experiences in Cape Town, South Africa, at the National Test Pilot School there. Again you can fly Lightning and Hawker aircraft featuring dual controls and side-by-side seating or you can be the navigator in a Buccaneer with tandem seating with only the pilot having controls.

Closer to home, Buyagift also offer you the opportunity to Fly A World War II Vintage Fighter-Trainer Aircraft over the English countryside in either Kent or Northamptonshire and Formation Flying In Ex-Military Planes and "Shoot The Bandit" in Gloucestershire.

No previous flying experience required and the age limit for the Gloucestershire experience drops to 12 - an incredible experience for teenagers!


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