of Space: Cape Town
Fly 60,000 feet
high over Cape Town in the legendary English
Electric Lightning. The supersonic British fighter climbs toward
space with amazing speed. Often compared to the F104 Starfighter that
NASA has used to train astronauts for space travel, the Cold War-era
Lightning can climb upward at an incredible 50,000 feet per minute.
There are only four flying Lightnings left in the world and they're
all in Cape Town, waiting for you.
is a pronounced curve of light blue becoming progressively darker
until directly above, a circle of black sky appears, and with it,
the edge of space." ~ Rupert Smith, Lightning alum
Edge of Space Cape Town: Sample Itinerary
Arrive Cape Town. Met at airport and escorted to the beautiful Radisson
Hotel Waterfront. Evening free to relax or explore the nearby Victoria
& Alfred Waterfront.
you never saw a Lightning come off the end of the runway and immediately
go straight up like a #%!# rocket making more noise than was believable,
then you have my sympathies. You missed one #%!# of an experience!"
Thunder & Lightnings, UK
Met at hotel and escorted on a tour of the Cape Peninsula. See penguins,
ostriches, baboons and more.
Met at hotel and escorted to the Thunder City Flight Training Center,
located at Cape Town International Airport. You'll be fitted for your
flight suit and helmet and receive a complete safety briefing. Enjoy
a supersonic flight to the edge of space in an English Electric Lightning.
Celebrate your accomplishment, then return to the hotel.
Met at hotel and escorted to your choice of Simon's Town or Gansbaii.
Here's your chance to dive with the great white sharks of South Africa.
Those who don't want to cage dive can view the action from the deck.
Free day. Add additional flights, explore the shops near the hotel or
schedule an optional tour to the winelands.
Escorted to the airport for departure.
**based on one flyer and a non-flying guest
Photos: © Anthony