What it's Like to Fly Above the Clouds in a Rented Jet Fighter

By Casey Chan on at

It’s good to be rich. Because when you’re rich you can easily justify the £12,000 necessary to rent—yes, rent—a MiG-29 fighter jet that will take you on the flight of your life to the edge of space.

You fly above the clouds in the stratosphere at 70,000 feet in the air, you reach supersonic speeds, you hit 9Gs, and you get to experience weightlessness. The best part though? You get to take control of the MiG-29 too. This is probably the best experience money can buy.

MiGFlug is the company that rents out MiG-29s and other jets for people to rent so they can be a pilot for a day. You can learn more about how to do it (and oh you should do it) on their website and see more videos on their YouTube page.

This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy