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Read about the early days of Incredible Adventures MiG
Flights in Russia!
Man in a Mig - December 19, 1993
Memories of a MiG in Moscow - by Doug Moe. Wisconsin State Journal, March 2, 2014. "Lynn Van Campen, in the rear cockpit, remembers the roar and looking over her shoulder to see the ground dropping sharply away. An instant later, they hurtled through the clouds into a great blue vastness."
Midstate resident takes a trip into space - by Daniel Walmer. The Sentinal, February 17, 2014. "Middletown resident John Kerecz always wanted to fly to outer space. So he did."
My Ticket Into Space Looks Cheap - Muse (Bloomberg.com) By James M. Clash - August 19, 2013. Flights to space will begin in a few years, but the author "...wanted real space-flight experience, too -- or at least something as close as I could get to the real deal." So he flew a MiG and YOU CAN TOO.
De Cuenca a la Patagonia - Fuera de Serie Magazine, July 23, 2013 - Por Guillermo Reparaz. "Los apasionados de las alturas con experiencia no deben perderse el siguiente reto. El próximo mes de octubre (del 18 al 25) podrán vivir una oportunidad irrepetible de caída libre frente a los 8.848 m del mismísimo Everest. Un privilegio sólo para 15 paracaidistas que incluye saltos junto a algunos de los picos más altos del mundo, visita a Katmandú, excursiones con yaks, ponis y porteadores locales, y la posibilidad de grabar la aventura en vídeo (desde 19.000 euros/persona aprox."
How to Spend a Bonus - The Credit Solution Program, June 2013 by Aaron Crowe. "Travel is a great way to recharge and reward [yourself] for the year." The article notes that "...experiences are worth much more than material purchases."
What Makes a Risk-Taker - Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2013 by Sue Shallenbarger. IA customer and friend Paul Cusma went to Russia to fly a MiG. He was interviewed for this article about new research on the psychology of risk-taking.
Over the Top - Adventure Company Offers Outrageous Experiences with Concierge Service - IAAPA, APRIL 2013. By James Careless. "For some thrill seekers, roller coasters just aren’t going to do it. Daredevils that yearn to roar up to the edge of space at 70,000 feet in a MiG 29 jet fighter, swim with sharks in San Francisco, train to be a covert operative with an ex-Israeli counter-terrorism expert, drive a tank, or dive in a submarine can do so - complete with hosted tours, accommodations, and expert guides - at Incredible Adventures".
OPS - Gallivant, October 2012. Review of Covert
Ops: "Want to live out your special
forces fantasy? Put down the controller and head out to Covert
Camps for the Young at Heart - PBS Next Avenue,
October 12, 2012 by Linda Childers. "Looking for more of
an adrenaline rush? Check out Incredible Adventures in Miami.
At its ongoing Covert Ops camp, participants
learn real counterterrorism techniques from Garret Machine, a
former soldier in the Israeli army."
Leap from Edge of Space Gives Skydiving a Lift - USA
Today, October 15, 2012 by Laura S. Bly. While not quite as
high as Felix Baumgartner, you can leap
from 30,000 feet and experience up to two minutes of freefall
in a tandem HALO (High Altitude, Low Open) skydive with IA's
Ops: A Counter-Terrorism Adventure in Miami - Entertainment
Designer, September 27, 2012 by Elizabth Alton. Another great
review of Covert Ops: "If you’ve
ever wanted to be James Bond or Jason Bourne, we’ve got an experience
that you’re going to love."
People - Traveling the World in a Hot-Air Balloon - Urbandaddy, August 31, 2012 - A review of Up,
Up & Away Ballooning Adventure. From the review: " It's choose-your-own-adventure hot-air ballooning, plain and simple.
Think about it. It’s just you, a guy who jumps out of big balloons
for a living and... the entire planet."
George McBride to Go Supersonic - Curry County Reporter (Gold Beach, Oregon), August 22, 2012 - The story of a "speed
freak" who dreams of flying the legendary MiG-29 to the Edge
of Space with Incredible Adventuresin Russia. George's dream came
true and you can see the
That Cater to Extreme Adrenaline Junkies - by Chris Morris,
Special to CNBC, August 16, 2012. "Adrenaline junkies
live on the edge and often like to lean over it. And these
days, there are plenty of businesses willing to court them."
Of course Incredible Adventures is featured in this great article!
Summer Camps - for Adults! - Self Magazine, June 2012.
Featuring Covert Ops, Miami.
Jet Props - by Katrina Balmaceda, JETGALA Magazine (Singapore) MayJune 2012. JETGALA is Asia's foremost ultra luxury
magazine with a special focus on private aviation and the corresponding
Real Cost of Fantasy Camp - Vacation Drama - Bloomberg,
April 27, 2012. Find out how you'd react under the intense
stress of a terrorist attack at Covert
in suits go wild with extreme hobby - Fox News Tampa
Bay, February 12, 2012. Some take life as it comes, other
chase it! Report includes our friend Paul Cuzma, who flew the
Legendary Mig-29 over Russia (starts at 01:00)
with cancer flies jet with help of Davis High class and Make-A-Wish
- KSL Utah, February 22, 2012. A young cancer
survivor fulfills his dream of flying a fighter jet with a Hollywood
Top Gun Flight.
Best: Fantasy Camps - America Way Magazine, January
2012. Covert Ops named one of the
with sharks: another San Francisco treat - Globe and Mail,
November 16, 2011 - Terrific account by Sarah Staples of her Great
White Shark Adventure in the Farallon Islands. "I
lose my grip on the cage and spin off-kilter. Breathe, I tell
myself, just breathe. The spaces between these bars are bigger
than I thought: Could a baby white shark nose its way in?"
on! Top 10 extreme adventures - MSNBC/Reuters, September
9, 2011. "If you like to push yourself and are a bit of an
adrenaline junkie, then online men's magazine AskMen's top 10
list of extreme vacations may be just the thing for you."
Things Fantasy Camps Won't Tell You - SmartMoney,
July 7, 2011. Actually, we'll be more than happy to tell you,
just call and ask!
Will Be Boys - American Eagle Latitudes, June 2011 - Our Top Gun Flying Adventures are featured in the story. "Mancations
in Los Angeles provide testosterone-driven adventures that appeal
to all types. These male-bonding trips offer unique escapes for
men seeking weekend getaways or just a dudes' day out with their
best buds." (Great for girlfriend-getaways too!)
la adrenalina de ser bombero - En Orlando, Florida, hay
recorridos para vivir una experiencia ardiente - Informador.com.mx,
June 19, 2011. "Si de niño quisiste ser bombero, lo puedes
hacer realidad en la Academia de Bomberos de Orlando. Sólo necesitas
tener buena condición física y, por supuesto, no temerle a las
Chard Man Speaks of Journey to Edge of Space on June 15,
2011. Dave Coller, who now lives in Hong Kong, will mark his 50th
birthday on Tuesday, June 7, by heading up in a MiG29 with the
Russian military and getting a glimpse of the Earth that few people
have the opportunity to experience.
tour a lo Top Gun - El Nuevo Dia, September 2,
2010. "Incredible Adventures, en California, ofrece los servicios
de volar un jet mientras grabas tu filme. Mira el vídeo.
Date Nights - Breezymama, July 15, 2010 - When
you've seen every movie that's out and you're looking for something
very different to do - how about a little adventure?
Expedition: Swim with Some of the Largest Mammals on Earth
- Flying Adventures May/June 2010. Daniel T. Stewart
swims with whales to review Whale Encounter and finds out why "Passengers regularly report that being
in the water with these magnificant creatures is one of the highlights
of their lives."
most unusual tours that can be purchased online - Oborot.ru ( in Russian), April 1, 2010 - That's a very rough translation,
courtesy of Google Translate, but we're proud to say we ranked
first place for the "most amazing and unusual travel".
Ten Sky-High Destinations - The National (Dhubai),
February 8, 2010 - "From the world's tallest building to
a continent's highest mountain to a flight
to the edge of space, sky-high destinations just keep on getting
higher. In the 21st century, one thing is certain: the only way
is up. Robert Carroll chooses 10 pinnacles where the view is a
destination in itself."
FOX TV NEWS - THE
ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCE, aired on 09/09/09 - news reporter
experiences Zero Gravity!
Fighter Jets Find Home at KSC - Florida Today, November 16, 2009. "It's not a ride," Rick Svetkoff, Starfighters
president and chief pilot, said. "(Participants) are going through
a training evolution that will closely approximate the training
for a suborbital flight. You will get a flight in an F-104."
F-104 Airshow Flight Journal, December 2009. Features
our F-104 Starfighters.
all plane sailing: The Super Aviator sub in action - The
Daily Mail, November 7, 2009.
the Dream - by Glenn R. Wallis - Editor in Chief, World
Traveller, October, 2009. It's all about Incredible Advenutres
and how you can "Upgrade your vacation to heart-racing fun."
Note: Go to Page 8 to see the article.
'Shark Week' closer to home - by Diane Davis, San Francso
Examiner, August 3, 2009. "If you would like to have
a close encounter of your own there are many local options. First
you have to decide how close you want to get. Do you want to be
as daring as those on 'Shark
Week' and swim in the same waters as sharks? If so, you may
want to spend a day with Incredible Adventures. Great
White season near the Farallon Islands begins September 26th.
This is your opportunity to climb into shark infested waters,
with the protection of a shark cage."
Adventures Make the A-List in Playboy's Best Vacation for Guys
- Hostage Rescue Camp (Urban Ops)
and Spy Camp (Covert Ops) have been
selected by Playboy as top vacations for the adventurous guy!
White - a journey to the shark-infested waters of the Farallon
Islands by Amy Sorlie, American Way Magazine, August
2009. A shark-obsessed journalist describes her
Aviator Test Flights - INA Quarterly, Spring 2009
- Institute of Nautical Archeology reviews the Lake Tahoe test
flights and agree the Super Aviator
sub is "Sleek, fast, maneuverable and sophisticated..."
for Everyone! Wired, July 22, 2009. Article summarizes
the development of the "persub" (personal submersible)
including our Super Aviator.
Stress-Busting Vacations Concierge.com, May 2009 -
Meet aggro-tourism, vacations that help you blow off some steam,
whether it's firing off an Uzi, crashing cars, or just smashing
plates against a wall. Jason Harper reviews Covert Ops programs
in Arizona for Jack Bauer wannabes - but we'll show you how the
pros really do it!
Cold War spies to battling web campaigners - Telegraph,
May 1, 2009 - Kent Ertegrul's new company, Phorm, creates
quite a bit of controversy in the UK. (Ertegrul started, and then
sold, Incredible Adventures.)
las aventuras más extremas es posible - Reporter
Diego Zerpa Chang in OC Magazine, Venezuala, April 2009
Park Says No, But We're Jumping Anyway! - April 9, 2009. Reporter
Leyla Santiago of KTUU in Alaska spoke to the President of Incredible
Adventures about the difficulties of dealing with the National
Park Service Service regarding SkydiveDenali.
You can read the report or watch the video.
Rush - Daily Candy, February 18, 2009. "When
sporty isn’t thrilling enough (and when the future feels ominous),
it’s time to upgrade to heart racing. These bold adventures should
get the adrenaline rushing (even if all you’re doing is reading
Up Fantasy Camps - AARP.com, January, 2009. Today's
seniors want some action and adventure.
Fall Over Mount Everest - Aldergrove Star, October
17, 2009. Neil Jones was the first of three adventurers to jump
solo from an airplane at the "rare air" altitude of almost 9,000
metres (29,500 feet) over the world's tallest peak Oct. 5.
San Francisco - October 2008 - Forbes Traveler adds
Incredible Adventures Farallons
Shark Encounters to Best of San Francisco.
on the Edge - Globe and Mail, September 17, 2008 -
By Sarah Staples. "Mainstream resort-style holidays are losing
some ground to other trips - and many in the industry see edgier
travel as an important slice of the pie." This article features Skydive Everest, Sub
Adventures, Cape Town Jets and
Aviator, an incredible two-person private submarine to visit Grand
Bahama - Bahamas Weekly, July 21, 2008.
Places to Live Out Your Fantasy - Forbes.com, May
15, 2008 - "While Incredible Adventures warns in its promotional
materials "Flying MiGs may be addictive!" for some, breaking the
sound barrier may be a little too intense. Not to worry: The company
also offers shark diving, fighter-plane dog fighting and, coming
in October 2008, the first skydive over Mount Everest." By
Vacations - Great White Shark Diving - Debonair Magazine,
January 8, 2008 - by Lauren Dugdale. " To support shark tourism
and give your adrenaline an underwater orgasm at a lower price,
opt for the states-based Cage Diver San Francisco."
Adventures - Royal, December 2007 (India). "Only
those amongst us who are ready to reach out eagerly and without
fear to newer and richer adventures are destined to live life
to its fullest." Royal covers several of our most incredible
Diving with Incredible Adventures - KSEE-TV reporter Faith
Sidlow, producer Larry Johnson, and photographer Nathan Luna go
on an adventure of a lifetime: Cage Diving with Great White Sharks.
Aired October 18, 2007.
Spaceship Era Stalled - The IA Space Survey results are
heavily quoted in this article by Bob Keefe in the Detroit News,
October 11, 2007
to be like Tom Cruise in Top Gun? Try dog-fighting for a laugh - A UK journalist describes his Fighter Combat experience. By
Jonathan Green - Daily Mail, October 12, 2007
for Thrill-Seekers - It's all about Incredible Adventures. "For those whose drug of choice is adrenaline, Sarasota
has a local dealer." ~ Herald Tribune, September 28,
for the Adventurous - SNN News 6 VIDEO featuring several
Adventures for the Adrenaline Adict - "Not satisfied
with earth-bound adventures? Try flying a MiG-31 Foxhound"
- CNNMoney.com, August 2007
Vacations for Thrill Seekers - Forbes, August 21,
World's Highest Destinations - Vroom at the Top - "For
the ultimate high - with the added adrenaline rush of supersonic
speed - take the controls of a piece of military hardware previously
reserved for the USSR's top guns" - Concierge.com, 2007
the Killing Zone - A diver pursues the elusive great white
shark on a visit to Tiburon - Westways Magazine (Automobile
Club of Southern California) March-April 2007
Ultimate Flying Experience: Flying the MiG-29 - by
Capt. William F. Span USN (Ret.), America's Flyways, September
go dive with sharks - really - Marin Independent Journal,
September 28, 2006
Hollywood Top Gun - CK Magazine, Online (see page 78)
Driver Carl Edwards and contestant winner dog fight over the Mojave
MOJAVE, CALIF. August 1, 2006
Attempts World Speed Record at Thunder City - Cape
Argus, June 24, 2006
Space Travel: Building the Business Case - Space.com,
February 16, 2006
Tourism: Keeping The Customer Satisfied - Space.com,
June 24, 2005. Leonard David interviewed Jane Reifert on civilian
of a Space Tourism Operator - Space.com, May 13,
2005. Leonard David discusses space tourism with Jane Reifert,
President of Incredible Adventures.
Play Soldier! - U.S. News & World Report, June
6, 2005, features MiGs Over Moscow, Air Combat USA, Urban Ops
and Covert Ops.
Combat USA featured on The Apprentice (in
Video Highlights, Top Gun, Episode 14, April 28, 2005)
a MiG flies over Moscow, a Man's Dream Takes Flight from The Princeton Packet (April 8, 2005) - Jim Rodney is about
to achieve his longtime goal of flying the legendary MiG-29.
Like a Pro - Covert Ops fantasy camp in Newsweek March
Spaceplane Will Travel - Leonard David of Space.com interviewed
Jane Reifert, President of Incredible Adventures, at the Space
Technology & Applications International Forum (STAIF), held February
Man - Matthew Power's account of the Zero Gravity Experience
in Men's Journal, February 2005
leaves her floating on air - First-person account by Ida Farrell in The Arizona Republic,
January 9, 2005
Tanks on USA Today - Great slideshow of Texas Tanks (December
Police Department - Tank Training - News report from KXII-TV
in Sherman TX, with live video. Police department trains for team
building and counter-terrorism.
Tanks (includes photo gallery) by Rui Zhou, MFO
Tank Ride with CDV, Part 1 by Sean, GamersInfo.net
Tank Ride with CDV, Part 2 by Sean, GamersInfo.net
Travel Getaways - IA on the John Walsh Show (February
the Direct Action Resource Center from The Arkansas
Times (June 27, 2003)
Firm Offers Travelers the Right Stuff from The Toronto
Star (January 18, 2003) - An interview with Paul Greenhalgh,
who flew a MiG-29.
zum Bond-Spielen - Von Kerstin Friemel. The Financial
Times Deutschland, November 29, 2002 (In German)
Vacationers Trade Comfort for Thrills - Guns, fast cars
provide a rush at 'spy' camp. By Nena Baker. The Arizona Republic,
November 27, 2001
Fly MiGs Over Moscow - Two Letters (September 2001) First-person
account written by David Lubin, with photos.
Flight from the Decatur Daily News (April 13, 2001)
- Couple experience new horizons on Russian trip.
James Bond - Uncovering the Mercenary Inside By Gregg
Zoroya, USA TODAY October 14, 1999
A James Bond Wannabe Goes to Fantasy Camp Modern Maturity,
Enjoy Opportunity to Fly Former U.S. Foe's Aircraft- from The Moscow-Pullman Daily News (January 9-10, 1999) - Couple
vacations at Zhukovsky Air Base. "We decided to go for the
ultimate." (And they're going back again!)
Cover Tuxedo, Shoe Phone and BMW Sold Separately
LA Times, May 16, 1999
on a Mission for Adventure
St. Petersburg Times, April 5, 1999
Busy Workers Time Off is Not Just for Family Affairs -
by Sue Shellenbarger The Wall Street Journal (November
11, 1998). High-pressure executives relieve stress through Adventure
Travel (with us, of course!)
The Final Frontier For Adventure Travelers- by Thomas
Goetz, The Wall Street Journal (July 31, 1998) A great
article, mostly about Incredible Adventures!
Walking on Air - Chad Schnuelle and Diana Turner in Moscow
For Sale - By William Triplett. Portions of an article
which was originally published in Air and Space Magazine.
Mike Saemisch has added some great photos!
For Sale - Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine. The
original article; longer version. No photos.
the Red Zone- Another great article by William Triplett
with more terrific photos by Mike Seamisch.
Over Moscow! The Robb Report - a great article!
Read this to get an idea of what it would be like to fulfill your
dream and FLY THE LEGEND with Incredible Adventures. Written by
Geza Szurovy and published in the August 1997 issue.
- Sunday Life, Independent Online, Cape Town. An interview
with Michael Beachy Head as he climbs into the cockpit of the