MiG-21 Supersonic Flight in South Africa

 MiG-21 supersonic fighter aircraft

 

Incredible Supersonic Flight

Unfortunately it is currently not possible to fly a fighter jet in South Africa.

Please note that MiG-21 in South Africa is not available for booking at this time. We update our customers as soon as we offer any new services and locations!

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The Mikoyan MiG-21 Fishbed: A true classic of the Cold War era and still in service with many air forces around the world.  After we already offered flights in the MiG-15, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-29 and the MiG-31, with the supersonic MiG-21 Fishbed flights was another fantastic opportunity for our clients. And on top of that you’ll be happy to hear that the MiG-21 came at an incredible price: ZAR 60,000 for a 35min – 45min flight (around $6500 or above €5000 at current exchange rates), including all costs, also the mandatory supersonic club membership.

The MiG-21 supersonic flight

Services included:

  • A walk around the MiG-21 Fishbed supersonic  jet including explanations to prepare your supersonic flight
  • You’ll fly a MiG-21 at supersonic speed between Mach 1 and 2
  • Manoeuvres and Aerobatics like accelerated climbing, tail slides, turns, steep turns, diving, powerful diving, immelman, split-S, loops and rolls
  • Possibility to control the MiG yourself
  • “Edge of Space” flight up to 20km is possible
  • An incredible and breathtaking supersonic low-altitude flight over the unique landscape in the Kruger park
  • In short: An incredible adventure at an incredible price!!

Also available for an additional fee:

  • Flight video
  • Kruger park packages

If you’re healthy, you’re good to go. See a detailled list of what’s needed for a MiG flight.

Is there something to do together with the supersonic MiG-21 flight?

The flights start from Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit, South Africa. So you’ll fly in the Kruger park. And of course there are nice packages for you to book together with the supersonic MiG flight. Various safari tours and accommodation packages are available for you. The offered packages range from basic one night accommodation to complete 5 star tour holiday/safari packages. You’ll have an unforgettable time in South Africa, that’s for sure.

The MiG-21 Fishbed

The short range MiG-21 Fishbed is the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history and had the longest production run of a fighter aircraft, from 1959 to 1985. The MiG-21 is also the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War. The Fishbed was the first successful Soviet fighter jet combining fighter and interceptor characteristics. A total of 11,500 MiG-21s have been produced in the USSR, India and Czechoslovakia. The MiG-21 is still active even in EU member countries like Bulgaria and Romania (and soon Croatia). Other current MiG-21 operators are Azerbaijan, Angola, Tanzania, Cambodia, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Eritrea, India, Laos, Libya, Mali, Mongolia, North Korea, Serbia (it is the backbone again with only a few MiG-29s left after the Kosovo War), Syria, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia. The MiG-21 was involved in countless conflicts such as Middle East conflicts, Iran-Iraq War and currently the MiG-21 has been spotted in the Syrian Civil War, fighting in rebel-held areas.

There were three dual seat MiG-21 versions produced. The U, US and the UM version. The MiG-21s in South Africa consist of UM and U versions. The name of one MiG-21 is “Princess of Abundance” as the MiG-21 is a unique combination of  responsiveness, reliability, resilience and speed.

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