Fly the L-39 Albatros in the Swiss Alps
Chase through valleys and alongside steep mountains at maximum speed!
Flying the L-39 jet in Switzerland was an unparalleled experience where fascinating scenery offers unique possibilities for flying the agile aircraft.
The Switzerland-based L-39 engages regularly in NATO air combat training with the French Air Force.Top-notch military pilots went through training programs with the Swiss Air Force (often jointly carried out together with the USAF). More powerful than any piston engine two-seater, it is made for maximum manoeuvrability and flight experience. As the L-39 is a trainer, both the instructor and the trainee (that is, you) have a fully-equipped cockpit and a great view. Thanks to its short and straight wings, the L-39 can perform stunning manoeuvres and push up to +8 / -4 G. Even if it doesn’t go supersonic, it’s great value for money and a thrill to never forget.
What’s included in an L-39 flight in Switzerland?
- Meeting the pilot, discussion of flight program
- Theoretical instruction by experienced test pilots
- Ejection seat training
- Flight including Loops, Rolls, Immelman, Split-S, Dive, Steep Climb, Canyon/Valley runs in the Swiss Alps
- Possibilities to partly control the jet while airborne under guidance of your pilot
Included in the price are also
- Pick-up by airfield personnel at the meeting point
- Access permission to the airfield
- A flight certificate including the specs of your flight
- Permission to take pictures and film a movie yourself
Also available for additional cost:
- an in-flight video by 3 cams (will be delivered to you on DVD)
- accompany service by our local guide
See the following video to get an idea what spectacular scenery awaits you:
What does it cost to fly the L-39 in Switzerland?
€ 3800 for a 30 min flight and € 5400 for a 45 min flight.
What are the requirements to fly the L-39 in Switzerland?
If you’re healthy, you’re probably good to go. See a detailled list of what’s needed.
Is there something more?
Switzerland, in the center of Europe, offers a wide variety of sights before and after the flight. The hip and urban town of Zurich, the traditional capital Bern or picturesque Lucerne and Interlaken belong to the top destinations. Hiking trails are available in the country. Through Zurich Airport (ZRH) you’ll easily get to Switzerland; regular trains connect the country with neigboring Austria, France, Germany and Italy. Thanks to the excellent public transportation system, you can easily reach the airfield even without a car. Please visit the website Switzerland Tourism for more information.
A little bit of L-39 history
The Aero L-39 “Albatros” was designed by Aero Vodochody in the former Czechoslovakia (CSSR) to meet the Soviet Air Force’s needs of a lightweight, cost-effective and maneuverable training aircraft. With around 3000 units built, the L-39 Albatros is one of the most successful jet aircraft of all time. Its main qualities are the great manoeuvrability and the good view through the all-glass canopy even from the back seat. Among the operators are Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the former GDR, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and the United States.
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