We just celebrated
our 19th birthday. That makes us older than pop singer
Justin Bieber and older than Google. (It also means we have
lots of experience delivering dream adventures.)
Incredible Adventures, originally known as MIGS etc., arranged its
very first Russian MiG flights
in October of 1993. Our first customers included a female
investment banker named Sara, a Miami furniture dealer named
Alex and a reporter named Peter. You can see video of Sara
and Alex's flights and read Peter's description of his flying
adventure on a special
page of our website devoted to our early years.
Arranging a MiG flight over Russia
was a lot harder back then. In the early 90's, international
phone lines were terrible and emailing wasn't yet an option.
This made informing the base customers were coming difficult.
We could spend all day just trying to get a single call
through to Moscow. Our monthly phone bill was often more
for customer flights was also a challenge. In the early
years, the base didn't have a bank account for wiring funds,
so a company representative had to deliver a suitcase of
cash to the base before flights. The US money had to be
new looking and printed after a certain date or the director
of the air base wouldn't accept it. At the time, Russian
banks would refuse to exchange old or faded US dollars
for rubles, fearing the dollars could be counterfeit.
Today, Incredible Adventures
can call, email, text or Skype Russia with ease. Customer
flight payments can be easily made by wire transfer and
hotel and other expenses can be paid by credit card.
The only obstacle to arranging a MiG
flight now is time. It can take 60 days to obtain the
security clearance necessary to fly a MiG-29. If you call
today, we can have you climbing to the edge of space
in a MiG-29 in January.
Travel from California to Nevada
the Long way. When Alaskan Bush Pilot Casey Long flies his
specially-equipped Cessna 185 somewhere, getting there is
Casey tries to take the most scenic route possible, landing
on remote airstrips and at great lodges. Fitted with 29"
bush wheels, Casey's FAA-certified Alaska sightseeing plane
can land places other planes can't.
Spring, Casey will return to his air tour business in Alaska,
but until then, his plane can be chartered for private custom
flying adventures around America's South West. You can also
join Casey on one of his favorite trips. Casey is
currently planning a flying adventure from Sacramento, California
to Laughlin, Nevada.
Interested in a "road trip with wings"? Call
us and we'll put you in touch with Casey.
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Facebook page before we post it anywhere else.You don't
have to "like" us, but we'd like it if you did.
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Leader JoJo counted 25 different lemon sharks on
our last Tiger Beach Shark
Adventure in the Bahamas. If you'd like to join
JoJo on a future Bahamas Cage Diving Adventure,
let us know.
have space available on our December, January and
March trips. To learn more about our shark diving
our website or send
us an email. Remember...no dive experience is
On October 14, Austrian Felix Baumgartner made history
as the world watched. Supported by Red Bull and wearing
a custom pressure suit, he made a spectacular jump
from 128,100 feet up and broke the sound barrier during
his descent to earth.
can read more about Felix Baumgartner and his successful
scientific mission on the Red Bull Stratos website.
Red Bull may have Felix, but we have Steiger.
daredevil balloon pilot is busy planning the first
"luxury" Transatlantic balloon crossing.
Just as Felix needed a special balloon to carry him
to altitude, a special balloon will be needed to cross
been working on the design with top engineers for
some time now and believes he could be done with test
flights and ready to launch in a little over a year.
The cost to join Steiger hasn't been finalized yet,
but is estimated to be similar to the cost of a future
suborbital space flight.
If you'd like to be part of this special project,
let us know
and we'll put you in touch with Steiger.
Our office is based in Sarasota, Florida, just steps from the Gulf of Mexico,
so we know how devastating a big storm can be. Our
thoughts are with those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
It doesn't take a hurricane
to mess up a perfectly planned adventure. A snowstorm
could force cancellation of your flight to Moscow.
A broken ankle could derail your plans to go shark
That's why we strongly
recommend the purchase of adventure
travel insurance. You can obtain a free quote
800-644-7382 ~ 941-346-2603