THIS IS YOUR ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO FLY LIKE SUPERMAN!
Your heart beats a little faster in anticipation for the plane’s first arc…the countdown begins…5…4…3…2…1… “Welcome to zero gravity” says the pilot…
Slowly you feel your legs and arms start floating up. Then your entire body follows and you can’t help the fact you’re smiling like a little kid. You are completely and totally weightless experiencing zero gravity.
You work your way over to the front of the plane and then push off to fly through the cabin like Superman. Regaining control you pick-up a water bottle and give it a squeeze. The liquid balls up and dances towards your face but you’re laughing so hard it’s hard for you to catch it in your mouth.
When your flight lands – you’re still all smiles as you tell the stories of flipping, turning and floating around in Zero-G.
How it Works:
Aboard a specially modified Boeing 727, G-FORCE ONE, weightlessness is achieved by doing aerobatic maneuvers known as parabolas. Specially trained pilots perform these aerobatic maneuvers which are not simulated in any way. ZERO-Gs passengers experience true weightlessness.
Before starting a parabola, G-FORCE ONE flies level to the horizon at an altitude of 24,000 feet. The pilot then begins to pull up, gradually increasing the angle of the aircraft to about 45 degrees to the horizon reaching an altitude of 34,000 feet. During this pull-up, passengers will feel the pull of 1.8 Gs. Next the plane is pushed over to create the zero gravity segment of the parabola. For the next 20-30 seconds everything in the plane is weightless. Next a gentle pull-out is started which allows the flyers to stabilize on the aircraft floor. This maneuver is repeated 12-15 times, each taking about ten miles of airspace to perform.
G-FORCE ONE flies in a FAA designated airspace that is approximately 100 miles long and ten miles wide. Usually three to five parabolas are flown consecutively with short periods of level flight between each set.
When joining a ZERO-G Experience aboard G-FORCE ONE, you will encounter the only commercial opportunity on Earth for individuals to enjoy true weightlessness without going to space. The day of your ZERO-G Experience will last about five hours and will adhere to the following schedule:
When you arrive at the designated ZERO-G Training Facility you will check-in with your government issued picture identification. You will then be introduced to your Team Coach and escorted into the Orientation Room where you can enjoy a light breakfast before orientation begins.
A pre-flight video begins the orientation covering everything you need to know concerning your ZERO-G Experience. After the video you will be broken into teams of Gold, Silver or Blue where you will be able to meet your group and cover additional questions with your Coach.
After the orientation, all flyers and Coaches will proceed through security screening just like you would at an airport. Please note that carry-on items are limited and must fit in your pocket.
Once screening is complete, all flyers will proceed to the aircraft. Transportation to G-FORCE ONE will differ depending on the location of the flight.
Travel to Fly Zone: Before boarding, a group picture will be taken in front of G-FORCE ONE. Once everyone is seated, a brief on-board safety demonstration will be given by the Flight Attendants before takeoff. Depending on the approved airspace, it will take about 30 minutes to reach appropriate altitude.
The ZERO-G Experience: Once the okay is given to unbuckle, all flyers will head to the Gold, Silver or Blue Floating Zone. You are now minutes away from becoming weightless. 12-15 parabolas are flown for an approximate weightless time of eight minutes.
Regravitation Celebration: After your weightless experience you and your fellow flyers will enjoy the Regravitation Celebration where the pre-flight photos and certificates are handed out and refreshments are provided.
For over 15 years, ZERO-G has been bringing the excitement and adventure of weightlessness to the public through a safe and fun experience.