About this Flight
The second base in Germany after Bitburg to have an L-39 available for flights is located in Paderborn in the Ruhr area. You’ll fly in an original L-39 of the LSK (Luftstreitkräfte) of the NVA, the former DDR Military.
What will your Jet ride adventure in Paderborn be like?
The adventure’s itinerary is similar to other locations: After arrival, your pilot will meet you and walk you around the aircraft. Afterwards, you’ll be admitted to the briefing room where the flight programme will be discussed. This is your chance to express your wishes and direct the flight according to your needs. What follows is the flight safety training, explanation of in-flight systems and cockpit training. If the pilot deems you ready for a flight, you’ll be seated into the plane and buckled up.The canopy will be closed and locked and you’ll taxi to the runway.
Your jet flight in the Ruhr area:
The Jet flights in Paderborn typically include the following:
- Invertet flying
- Steep turns (4-5Gs)
- Zero gravity parabola
- Low level flight over runway
- Control the jet
Included in your Top Gun package is also:
- Access permission to the airfield
- Invite friends and family
- Photo/video permission
- All preparations
- Fees, taxes, VAT
Where does this take off from?
Top 5 Reasons for this Flight
Relatively Low Price
If you’re located around Paderborn or are visiting Cologne, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Essen or Bielefeld, this is the jet for you! Due to higher fuel- and maintenance cost, flights in Germany are more expensive than elsewhere, but there’s no travel time required if you’re in the region.
Thrilling Low-Level Flight
Due to the topology, the pilot is able to do some thrilling low-level flights.
The L-39 is capable to perform also advanced aerobatics maneuvres. Loops, rolls, immelman – you name it.
The plane was in use in the NVA / Luftstreitkräfte and is therefore absolutely authentic.
Despite being able on short notice, we recommend booking a flight early to ensure your flight date is available.
When is the Best Time to Fly?
The recommended flight date range is from March til October as days are longer and weather is generally better than in winter.
What's the Recommended Flight Duration?
We recommend a 20-minutes flight. If you think you can handle it, you can still just go for a second flight!
Can my Friends and Family Accompany me?
Sure! Up to 4 of your family and friends can accompany you to the airfield for free and watch your preparation, briefing, take-off and landing.
Is it possible to receive a Souvenir Video or Photos?
Photos and videos can be recorded free of charge by yourself or your friends before and after the flight. In-flight videos can be added to your flight for a fee. When buying your flight, just select it from the checkout page.
How long does the entire Jet Experience take??
Expect roughly 3 hours from meeting the pilot until you leave the airfield.