MiG-21 Overview & FAQ
What makes this club special?
South Africa is currently the only place in the world where
civilians can arrange a supersonic flight in a legendary MiG-21.
Favorable exchange rates make Supersonic Club membership and flight
packages extremely affordable. Break the sound barrier without
breaking your budget.
Who can join the club?
The MiG-21 Supersonic Club of South Africa is the exclusive
club almost anyone can join. No pilot’s license or flight experience
is required. You need only be in reasonably good health with no
known heart or back problems, be at least 16 years of age, and
under 6’7” and 275 lbs.
Where are flights based?
Supersonic Club MiG-21 flights take off from an airport near
South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. Combine your flying
adventure with a safari for the adventure of a lifetime.
can I fly? Flights are offered all year long, but currently must
be scheduled six or more months in advance. (A flight this incredible
is worth the wait!)
How long are the flights?
Typical flight time is 30 to 45 minutes, from engine start
to engine shut down. Consider adding a second flight for additional
supersonic fun. Break the sound barrier and perform loops, rolls
The Incredible MiG-21
The single-engine Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 is a robust
high altitude interceptor capable of Mach 2 speed. Utilized extensively
in the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars, the ultra capable MiG-21
delivers an abundance of speed, reliability, resilience and responsiveness.
The MiG-21’s high climb rate is comparable to the performance
of the F-16A.
Strap into a MiG-21 and blast off on a high-speed,
low-level sortie through the mountains and across the African
Bush. It’s an incredible adventure unlike any other.
|“We’re all about speed, speed and more speed!!! You can
only experience the ultimate sensation of real speed when
flying very low.” - Supersonic Club Owner and Operator Neville
MiG-21 Supersonic Club
Saturday: Arrive Eastgate / Hoedspruit Airport.
Take shuttle to Kapama Private Game Reserve or alternate lodging.
Evening free to relax.
Sunday: Free day to recover from jet lag. Time to
see the Big Five: Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos and Buffaloes.
Monday: Arrive at Hoedspruit Air Base. Meet your
pilot. Fitted for flight suit, g-suit and helmet. Pre-flight safety
briefing, cockpit familiarization and ejection seat training.
Incredible Supersonic Flight. Post-flight briefing. Awarding of
flight certificate and celebration.
Tuesday: Safari Day / Flight Back-up Day*
Wednesday: Safari Day / Flight Back-up Day*
Thursday: Depart for home or extend your adventure.
* IMPORTANT - It is mandatory to include at least
two flight back-up days in your adventure schedule. In the event
a flight must be cancelled due to weather or mechanical issues,
there is no refund. Your flight will be rescheduled, so a flexible
schedule is important.
MiG-21 Supersonic Club
You’ll receive complimentary photos and an
edited DVD of your Supersonic Club Flight
Supersonic Flight Club Lifetime Membership
Single Supersonic MiG-21 flight
Six days (five nights) at the Kapama Private
Twice daily Game Drives
Estimated price: $10,000 US (Final price
determined by travel dates, selected lodging, number of travelers
and currency exchange rates.)
Air Force Base Hoedspruit
Air Force Base Hoedspruit is located adjacent to
the world famous Kruger National Park in the eastern reaches of
South Africa's Limpopo Province. In the late 1990’s, an unused
portion of the South African Air Force Base was converted into
a civilian airport known as Eastgate Airport. The airport is situated
within the Air Force Base and makes use of Air Force runways and
control towers. Your MiG-21 flight will take off from the second
longest runway in South Africa. Eastgate/Hoedspruit is about a
90 minute flight from Johannesburg and three-hour flight from
Cape Town and is serviced by South African Airways Express.
Hotels & Safari
Private Game Reserve, with its portfolio of luxurious safari
lodges, occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg
mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park and is the largest
single-owned game reserve in the region. The adjacent Eastgate
airport (Hoedspruit) is perfectly situated to receive guests flying
in from either Johannesburg or Capetown, and Kapama includes free
transfers in open safari vehicles directly to any of our four
lodges on Kapama.
South Africa's Limpopo province in which Kapama
is situated is renowned for its wildlife and includes areas such
as the well known Kruger National Park. Our reserve with its 13000
hectares of pristine wilderness shares a large number of biomes
with the Kruger Park and therefore are able to host all animals
including the Big 5: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros,
to name but a few of the approximately 42 different mammal species
calling Kapama home. Approximately 350 bird species and a myriad
of smaller species can also be seen in their natural environment.
Game drives are conducted twice daily with expert guides and trackers
who will eagerly share their bush experiences and knowledge with
you whilst driving through some of the most beautiful savannah
woodlands, grassland and riverine bush which makes up the Kapama
Join the Supersonic Club!