Thermal CA (TRM)
- Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Thermal, CA
Our specially modified Boeing 727 G-FORCE ONE® aircraft achieves weightlessness by flying aerobatic maneuvers called parabolas. Specially trained pilots perform these aerobatic maneuvers, which are not simulated in any way. Zero-G passengers experience true weightlessness.
How It Works
G-FORCE ONE flies in FAA-designated airspace blocks approximately 100 miles long and ten miles wide. The process starts with the aircraft flying level with the horizon at an altitude of 24,000 feet. The pilots then gradually increase the angle of the aircraft to about 45° relative to the horizon until reaching an altitude of 32,000 feet. During this phase, passengers feel the pull of 1.8 Gs. Next, the plane pushes over the top of the parabolic arc and the zero-gravity phase begins. For the next 20-30 seconds, everything in the plane is weightless. Finally, the plane gently pulls out of the maneuver, allowing flyers to gradually return to the floor of the aircraft. The maneuver is flown 15 times over the course of the flight, each taking about ten miles of airspace to perform. In addition to zero gravity, flyers aboard G-FORCE ONE experience Lunar gravity (one sixth your weight) and Martian gravity (one third your weight), achieved by flying a wider arc over the top of the parabola. On a typical flight, parabolas are flown in sets of three to five, with short periods of level flight between each set
What's IncludedThe Zero-G Experience® includes:
- A parabolic flight with 15 parabolas
- Pre-Flight Meal
- Flight suit (you get to keep it!)
- Zero-G Merchandise
- Photos and Videos of your experience
AgeZero-G flyers must be at least 8 years old at the time of the flight. Zero-G has no upper age limit and has enjoyed the attendance of several passengers in their 90s. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied onboard G-FORCE ONE® by an adult or legal guardian. Children under 10 must have one adult or legal guardian per child.
Micro-gravity and Hyper-gravity environments can negatively affect some medical conditions. It is advisable to consult with your physician before signing up for a flight. If you are pregnant or have heart or back problems, you should consult your physician to see if this experience is appropriate for you.