The specially modified Boeing 727 G-FORCE ONE® aircraft achieves weightlessness by flying aerobatic maneuvers called parabolas. Specially trained pilots perform these aerobatic maneuvers, which are not simulated in any way. ZERO-G passengers experience true weightlessness.
Zero G Experiences
HOW IT WORKS
G-FORCE ONE flies in FAA-designated airspace blocks approximately 100 miles long and ten miles wide. The process starts with the aircraft flying level with the horizon at an altitude of 24,000 feet.
The pilots then gradually increase the angle of the aircraft to about 45° relative to the horizon until reaching an altitude of 32,000 feet. During this phase, passengers feel the pull of 1.8 Gs. Next, the plane pushes over the top of the parabolic arc and the zero-gravity phase begins.
For the next 20-30 seconds, everything in the plane is weightless. Finally, the plane gently pulls out of the maneuver, allowing flyers to gradually return to the floor of the aircraft.
The maneuver is flown 15 times over the course of the flight, each taking about ten miles of airspace to perform.
In addition to zero gravity, flyers aboard G-FORCE ONE experience Lunar gravity (one sixth your weight) and Martian gravity (one third your weight), achieved by flying a wider arc over the top of the parabola.
On a typical flight, parabolas are flown in sets of three to five, with short periods of level flight between each set.
ABOUT ZERO-G & WHAT’S INCLUDED
The Zero Gravity Experience is one-of-a-kind. Experiencing true weightlessness is not only fun but can be educational and is certainly something you will remember forever.
We cater for private groups or individuals, but also for media companies and special events. You may want to create an out of this world music video, or hold your wedding in this weightless environment. Or, do you want a deeper understanding of the laws of gravity? In which case we offer several educational programmes which includes a workshop and 5 hour flight experience.
During the flight you will be able to float, flip, and soar as if you were in space.
Everyone taking part will receive fantastic photos and videos of their trip.
The ZERO-G Experience® includes:
A parabolic flight with 15 parabolas, Breakfast, Flight suit, ZERO-G Merchandise, Weightless Certificate, Photos and Videos of your experience.
ZERO-G MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
ZERO-G flyers must be at least 8 years old at the time of the flight. ZERO-G has no upper age limit and has enjoyed the attendance of several passengers in their 90s. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied onboard G-FORCE ONE® by an adult or legal guardian. Children under 10 must have one adult or legal guardian per child.
All passengers will be asked to sign a Medical History Form that includes a series of questions pertaining to certain medical conditions. If you do not have any of these conditions, it will not be necessary to consult with a doctor. (Form Provided after booking).
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