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MiGFlug

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Headquarters  Switzerland
Type of business  Private
Founded  2004
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Industry  Military Tourism, Spaceflight
Website  http://www.migflug.com/en
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MiGFlug & Adventure GmbH is a Zurich, Switzerland-based Aviation and Space Adventure company specialized in Fighter Jet Flights. MiGFlug was founded in 2004 by current CEO Philipp Schaer and Flavio Kaufmann. As of 2015, offerings include jet trainer flights, supersonic flights, Edge of Space flights, zero gravity flights and suborbital Space flights.

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Background

Philipp Schaer is the current CEO of MiGFlug. He Co-founded the company in 2004, along with another Student at University of Zurich. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and registered in the commercial register of Lucerne. MiGFlug’s main business is offering flights in military fighter jets for Civilians, including supersonic flights. It started with jet flights in Ramenskoye Airport, Russia. MiGFlug has been shown on Lonely Planet’s “Year of Adventures” with Ben Fogle, broadcast on BBC, and is regularly on Top of Bucket Lists. A number of notable passengers have been on a fighter jet offered by the company, including Anthony Bourdain, Zoltán Báthory, Joel Kinnaman, Josh Cartu, "Evil" Jared Hasselhoff, Jake Paul, Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, Joko Winterscheidt and Pauline Nordin. Several of MiGFlug's jets and pilots appeared in movies, in TV and in commercial productions. For example an L-39 appeared in 1997 James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies in the opening scene with 007 hijacking an L-39 Albatros and flying away seconds before the bazaar is destroyed. MiGFlug has produced several Galileo episodes for ProSieben, as well as a Zero Gravity flight for the Joko gegen Klaas show. Porsche, Mercedes-Benz Diesel, OnePlus and Swiss diary company Emmi AG produced advertisements or advertorials with MiGFlug. MiGFlug also runs the subsidiary GoAviator, a specialist for vintage flights, like historic Warbird and biplane flights. Since 2015, MiGFlug offers formation jet flights with passengers. Up to 6 passengers can fly at the same time in close formation in an L-39. MiGFlug also offers flights to customers in wheelchairs in certain locations. Customers in wheelchairs can climb in the L-39 jets with the help of a fork lifter.

Aircraft flown in the past

Jets offered from Ramenskoye Airbase near Moscow in Russia from 2004-2006 included MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-29 and the Su-27. Through a cooperation with Thunder City in Cape Town, South Africa, MiGFlug offered English Electric Lightning and Blackburn Buccaneer flights. MiGFlug also organized T-38 supersonic flights in the US for Galileo/ProSieben.

Spacecraft and Zero Gravity

Weightless flight offers include the Ilyushin Il-76 from Star City (Zvyozdny gorodok) near Moscow in Russia and a Boeing 727 in the United States, through a cooperation with the Zero Gravity Corporation. MiGFlug also has a cooperation to offer future Suborbital Space flights in the Xcor Lynx.

References

MiGFlug Wikipedia


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