As these multi-million jets traded at a knocked-down price starting from USD 150'000, many could afford a jet. But as costs to purchase a jet fighter are not higher than for a fancy Italian sports car, it is still expensive to operate it. Owners do not only spend a fortune for fuel for every flight, they also have to rent a shelter and pay a lot for the cyclical overhaul and maintenance.
As many owners can't afford to fly a lot, the common model so far was fractional ownership, as known from Yachts.
An alternative and highly successful solution has been introduced in 2004 by MiGFlug and its subsidiary, FlyFighterJet. It is a dream for many to go for a ride in a fighter. MiGFlug/FlyFighterJet acts as intermediary between jet owners and the public, enabling its customers to be a fighter pilot for a day. These flights help jet owners to finance the jet without sharing it.
MiGFlug/FlyFighterJet controls the safety and quality and requires full insurance coverage, a quality flight program that includes handing over control to the customer, and an attractive flight location. For a better experience and enhanced safety, ex-Air Force pilots are preferred. Customers love the possibility to go for a crazy ride, as seen here: http://www.youtube.com/
Potential customers are selected by medical checks. They do not need a pilot licence or flight experience.
MiGFlug/FlyFighterJet services and jet flights are available in Australia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, USA, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland.
More information can be found on the English website about jet fighter flights: http://www.flyfighterjet.com (US subsidiary) and the website about military jet-flights http://www.migflug.com (In German, English, Spanish, French and Italian translations will follow soon)
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MiGFlug and the US-subsidiary flyfighterjet.com offer flights in jet fighters. Many customers book experience gift-jet flights or incentive-flights.