Fly the L-39 over Russia with one of the incredible pilots of
Team Rus. Flights originate at Vyazma Air Base, where Russian
Air Force pilots train to fly fighter jets.
a small town 250 km from Moscow, young Russian Air Force pilots
train to fly fighter jets in the incredible L-39 jet trainer.
Instructors there are members of the renowned air show demonstration
team "RUS" and are considered to be among the world's top L-39
pilots. Now, you can fly with these amazing pilots without joining
the Russian Air Force. Add a Russian L-39 adventure to any MiG
or Russian Zero-Gravity adventure or just fly at Vyazma. Either
way, it's guaranteed to be an incredible adventure.
The Czech-made L-39 is known for its flying ability, reliability
and the great visibility from both cockpits. The jet trainer is
used by more than 30 Air Forces around the world.
FLY THE L-39 "ALBATROSS"
Fly the L-39 and you can practice the same maneuvers you'll perform
in the MiG or Sukhoi, including Immelmans, loops and tailslides.
The L-39 “Albatros” was selected as the standard jet trainer
in 1972 for the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact countries and
was the successor to the L-29 Delfin jet. Its design began in
1966, and the first prototype made its first flight 1968. Serial
production was delayed until 1974 due to problems with the design
of the air intakes.
More than 2800 planes in all versions were built. It is currently
in military service in more than 30 Air Forces in Europe (including
Russia), Asia, Africa and America.
The L-39 is a single engine, tandem two seat, all-metal, subsonic
aircraft. The aircraft's primary mission is basic and advanced
training, with external armament stores that would enabled it
to fulfil operational training in ground attack roles. The L-39
is a unique blend of Soviet-style simplicity and Czechoslovakian
technology. This is an amazingly easy aircraft to fly with excellent
- Excellent handling characteristics
- High reliability
- Operation capability on improvised airfields, semi-prepared
and grass airstrips
- Excellent visibility from both cockpits
- Easy to maintain and service, low operational costs
- Subsonic speeds
L-39 key characteristics:
- Length, m 12.1
- Take-Off Weight, kg 4,700
- Operational Ceiling, m 11,000
- Wingspan, m 9.5 Speed:
- Mach 0.8 / 560 mph Load Factor + 8 G
What’s it Like?
The weather was completely clear and the pilots decided they
would take the three of us up at the same time. We were therefore
treated to being in three aircraft doing a formation takeoff
followed by formation flying, maneuvers and a chance to take
the controls. This was a great flight, quite different from
the MIG flight but no lesser experience, the scenery was amazing,
the flying extraordinary. The return to Moscow via a Cafe for
dinner saw us all comparing notes on the flights and enthusing
~Spencer, Jon & Danny
think you should do lots more Vyazma. It was very good. Lots
of "you have control" and lots of aerobatics. The L39 is a super
little aeropalne. Very easy to fly, viceless little plane. Wish
I could afford one. Grand finale was "OK you land it". So I
did. I never thought the Russian Air Force would let me land
one of their jet trainers!
~ Nick (who, by the way, is an experienced, licensed pilot)
No pilot’s license is required. Anyone over 18 and in reasonably
good health can fly. Security clearance is required, and you’ll
need a travel visa to visit Russia, so advance planning is necessary.
Flights at Vyazma are available on weekdays, from March through
Choose from thirty minute or sixty minute flights. Multiple flights
can be completed in one day and friends can experience the thrill
of formation flying for no additional charge. Our standard packages
include transportation between Moscow and Vyazma, the services
of our translator and lunch.
You’ll also leave the base with digital photos and/or video of
your incredible L-39 adventure.
Vyazma L-39 flight & hotel packages start at $4950 US.
or call Incredible Adventures today for a full color brochure,
schedules, details and rates: 800 644-7382