Fly the Czech Jet L-39 Albatros near Prague

Fly the L-39 with the test pilots of Aero Vodochody.

The L-39 is a Czech-built jet aircraft. What would be more obvious than flying it right there? Fly the L-39 right in the Czech Republic with the test pilots of Aero Vodochody. Those men who helped to develop the L-39ZO and its successor, the L-159.

Czech Jet Fighter experience – Like Ben Fogle in lonely planet’s “Year of Adventures” for the BBC

The L-39 is a great aircraft to take a joyride. British adventurer Ben Fogle took a ride in our Czech Jet L-39 Albatros Fighter Jet in October 2011. Ben flew with Ladislav “Lada” Kvarda and his team. Lada is a famous test pilot at Aero Vodochody, the manufacturer of the L-39 Albatros. Ben obviously loved his flight with the Czech L-39 Jet Team: “Incredible experience. One of the most extraordinary experiences in my life.” We enjoyed the two days filming with Ben Fogle and the BBC-Team very much. Below a short “making of” sequence, showing how the BBC-team films the sporty low level takeoff of the Czech Jet. The other part of the BBC team was in the Cessna just starting before the jet, doing Air-to-air.

Take an L-39 ride

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 a great value for money and a thrill you’ll never forget.

What are the requirements to fly the L-39 in Czech Republic?

If you’re healthy, you’re probably good to go. See a detailed list of what’s needed.

What’s included in an L-39 flight near Prague?

  • 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 and the high-speed low-pass over the runway
  • 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

What does it cost to fly the L-39 in Prague?

Currently, the price for an L-39 flight (20 minutes block time) is € 2600 including all paperwork. The price for a 30 minutes flight is € 3600.

Is there something more?

There’s much to do and see in the Czech Republic. The precious country, famous for its extensive yellow canola fields, the green meadows, small creeks, its bohemian tradition and good (and cheap!) beer is an ideal place to spend a short holiday. Prague and the monumental Carl’s Bridge (Karly Most) and Prague’s Castle (Pražský hrad) are a must-see on every trip to Europe. Other cities such as Pilsen, home of the Pilsner Urquell are also highly recommended visits.

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 manoeuvrable training aircraft. Read more about the L-39 Albatros or book your flight right now by using the form below.

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