If you’ve ever wanted to take a zero g ride this is your chance. Normally the aircraft that does these types of flights for normal people like you or me travels the world and sells out 6 to 8 months in advance. They normally have a limited number of flights, even in the US. However this year they are really opening things up to people who want to experience zero g. If you are interested you need to jump on this quickly as I don’t expect that the tickets will last long.
Zero gravity elevates the cabin to superhero status. Here, you can soar like Superman or flip like an Olympic gymnast.
Here’s how it works
To achieve zero gravity, the pilot performs an acrobatic aerial maneuver called a parabola.
More simply, the pilot must draw a lowercase ‘n’ in the sky – the nose of the plane pointed in extreme angles first at outer space and later at the earth.
In Las Vegas, the plane leaves McCarran International Airport and flies above uninhabited Arizona land.
The pilot must fly the plane to 24,000 feet, the altitude where he gradually pulls up the nose of the plane to an angle of about 45 degrees.
At 32,000 feet, the plane “pushes over” the peak of the parabola. For about 30 seconds, everyone on board feels what it would be like to float through outer space.