Booking: Zero G Parabolic boeing flights
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How it works?
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 “pushed over” 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. When joining a ZERO-G Experience aboard G-FORCE ONE, you will encounter a true weightlessness without going to space.
The day of your ZERO-G Experience will last about five hours and will adhere to the following schedule:
Check-In: When you arrive at the designated ZERO-G Training Facility you will check-in with your government issued picture identification. You will then be introduced to your Team Coach and escorted into the Orientation Room where you can enjoy a light breakfast before orientation begins.
Pre-flight Orientation: A pre-flight video begins the orientation covering everything you need to know concerning your ZERO-G Experience. After the video you will be broken into teams of Gold, Silver or Blue where you will be able to meet your group and cover additional questions with your Coach.
Security: After the orientation, all flyers and Coaches will proceed through security screening just like you would at an airport. Please note that carry-on items are limited and must fit in your pocket.
Transportation: Once screening is complete, all flyers will proceed to the aircraft. Transportation to G-FORCE ONE will differ depending on the location of the flight. Travel to Fly Zone: Before boarding, a group picture will be taken in front of G-FORCE ONE. Once everyone is seated, a brief on-board safety demonstration will be given by the Flight Attendants before takeoff. Depending on the approved airspace, it will take about 30 minutes to reach appropriate altitude.
The ZERO-G Experience: Once the okay is given to unbuckle, all flyers will head to the Gold, Silver or Blue Floating Zone. You are now minutes away from becoming weightless. 12-15 parabolas are flown for an approximate weightless time of eight minutes.
Regravitation Celebration: After your weightless experience you and your fellow flyers will enjoy the Regravitation Celebration where the pre-flight photos and certificates are handed out and refreshments are provided.
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-G’s passengers experience true weightlessness.
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Where to find?
Cape Canaveral, FL – Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX) Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) Las Vegas, NV – McCarran International Airport (LAS) San Jose, CA - Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Occasionally throughout the year we also schedule flights in other cities including San
Jose, Los Angeles and New York.
In addition to the scheduled flights, clients who charter a flight can request the locations as long as it can accommodate a Boeing 727-200 aircraft. Additional costs may be associated with relocating G-FORCE ONE from its primary locations.
Zero Gravity Corporation is an American company based in Arlington, Virginia, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which operates weightless flights from United States airports. The company is founded by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, astronaut Byron K. Lichtenberg, and NASA engineer Ray Cronise, the company has been operating weightless flights since 2004. Since 2004 more than 5,000 passengers have been on weightless flights run by the company, including a number of notable passengers .