As much as we hate to admit it, this is likely as close to an outer space experience we’ll ever have. But hey, if we can’t make it to the moon, this is a pretty wicked alternative! Let’s float, flip and soar as though we were in space with this zero gravity experience!

All images from Zero Gravity Corporation by Steve Boxall

Board a specially modified Boeing 727, G-FORCE ONE® and experience true weightlessness. Achieved by doing aerobatic maneuvers known as parabolas, specially trained pilots give passengers a truly weightless experience – no simulation here!

Starting at a horizontal altitude of 24,000ft, the pilot begins to pull the aircraft up to about 45⁰ angle, reaching 32,000ft altitude. At this time, passengers will feel the pull of 1.8Gs. The plane is then “pushed over,” creating the zero gravity segment of the parabola. For these 20-30 seconds everything on the plane is weightless. Repeat this over 15 times and you have yourself a truly unmissable experience! Let’s take a minute to watch:

The whole experience takes about 5 hours – the most incredible 5 hours of your life, we should add. With full safety briefings and demonstrations out of the way, you’ll be taken to the fly zone. Depending on the approved airspace, it will take about 30 minutes to reach appropriate altitude. Once the okay is given to unbuckle, all flyers will head to the Gold, Silver or Bronze flying zones. You are now minutes away from becoming weightless!!!

Enjoy it! And think of us… sitting at the office… being jealous!

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