Incredible Adventures


Links & Resources

IA in the News

Read about the early days of Incredible Adventures MiG Flights in Russia!
Out Man in a Mig by Peter Passell
Our Man in a Mig
December 19, 1993
Migs R Us - 1993 Chicago Tribune article on MigsEtc
  • The View from Above - Sarasota Herald Tribune, September 1, 2017 by Billy Cox. Skydiving during August eclipse was such a hit that Sarasota entrepreneur is making plans for 2024
  • Siesta Key's Best Kept Secret Celebrates 20 Years - Siesta Sand, January 1, 2016. Local Sarastoa media coverage that's ALL ABOUT US.
  • Go Commando with These 5 Extreme Adventures - By Lyn Mettler. Published September 03, 2014 on
  • My Ticket Into Space Looks Cheap - Muse ( 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."
  • COVERT 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 Ops."
  • Fantasy 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."
  • Record 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 Ballooning Adventure.
  • Covert 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."
  • Balloon 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."
  • Businesses 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!
  • Fun Summer Camps - for Adults! - Self Magazine, June 2012. Featuring Covert Ops, Miami.
  • Hollywood Jet Props - by Katrina Balmaceda in JETGALA Magazine (Singapore) MayJune 2012. JETGALA is Asia's foremost ultra luxury magazine with a special focus on private aviation and the corresponding lifestyle.
  • The 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 Ops, Miami.
  • World's Best: Fantasy Camps - America Way Magazine, January 2012. Covert Ops named one of the World's Best!
  • Swimming 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?"
  • Hang 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."
  • Cage 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 July 30, 2010. View the amazing VIDEO!
  • 10 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!
  • Boys 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!)
  • Vive la adrenalina de ser bombero - En Orlando, Florida, hay recorridos para vivir una experiencia ardiente -, 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 llamas."
  • Chard Man to Fly to the Edge of Space - This is the West Country (UK), June 1, 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.
  • Un 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.
  • Ultimate 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 magnificent creatures is one of the highlights of their lives."
  • Top 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."
  • VIDEO: FOX TV NEWS - THE ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCE, aired on 09/09/09 - news reporter experiences Zero Gravity!
  • Vintage 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."
  • Amazing F-104 Airshow Flight Journal, December 2009. Features our F-104 Starfighters.
  • It's all plane sailing: The Super Aviator sub in action - The Daily Mail, November 7, 2009.
  • Living 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.
  • Bring '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."
  • Incredible 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!
  • Great 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 Shark Adventure.
  • Submarines for Everyone! - Wired, July 22, 2009. An great article that summarizes the development of the "persub" (personal submersible) including our Super Aviator persub.
  • Super 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..."
  • National 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 regarding SkydiveDenali. You can read the report or watch the video.
  • Adrenaline 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 about them).
  • Grown Up Fantasy Camps -, January, 2009. Today's seniors want some action and adventure.
  • Free Fall Over Mount Everest - Aldergrove Star, October 17, 2008. 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.
  • VIP San Francisco - October 2008 - Forbes Traveler adds Incredible Adventures Farallons Shark Encounters to Best of San Francisco.
  • Skydiving Everest - Colorado attorney Harold Watkins talks about his upcoming jump in the Himalayas. Cortez Journal, September 30, 2008.
  • Vacationing 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 more.
  • Eight Places to Live Out Your Fantasy -, 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 Andrew Egan.
  • Incredible 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 adventures.
  • Private Spaceship Era Stalled - The IA Space Survey results are heavily quoted in this article by Bob Keefe in the Detroit News, October 11, 2007
  • Want 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
  • Adventures 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 27, 2007
  • Vacations for the Adventurous - SNN News 6, Florida, August 23, 2007 - video featuring several incredible adventures (no longer available for viewing).
  • 5 Adventures for the Adrenaline Adict - "Not satisfied with earth-bound adventures? Try flying a MiG-31 Foxhound" -, August 2007
  • Best Vacations for Thrill Seekers - Forbes, August 21, 2007.
  • The Ultimate Flying Experience: Flying the MiG-29 - by Capt. William F. Span USN (Ret.), America's Flyways, September 2006.
  • Let's go dive with sharks - really - Marin Independent Journal, September 28, 2006
  • NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards and contestant winner dog fight over the Mojave MOJAVE, CALIF. August 1, 2006
  • Branson Attempts World Speed Record at Thunder City - Cape Argus, June 24, 2006
  • Space Tourism: From Lofty Dreams to Commercial Reality - Presentation by Jane E. Reifert at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London, 7 June 2006
  • Civilian Space Flight Training: Don't Leave Earth Without It - Presentation by Jane E. Reifert at the 25th Annual International Space Development Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 4-7, 2006
  • Public Space Travel: Building the Business Case -, February 16, 2006
  • Space Tourism: Keeping The Customer Satisfied -, June 24, 2005. Leonard David interviewed Jane Reifert on civilian space travel.
  • Confessions of a Space Tourism Operator -, May 13, 2005. Leonard David discusses space tourism with Jane Reifert, President of Incredible Adventures.
  • Let's Play Soldier! - U.S. News & World Report, June 6, 2005, features MiGs Over Moscow, Air Combat USA, Urban Ops and Covert Ops.
  • Air Combat USA featured on The Apprentice (in Video Highlights, Top Gun, Episode 14, April 28, 2005)
  • As a MiG flies over Moscow, a Man's Dream Takes Flight from The Princeton Packet (April 8, 2005)
  • Have Spaceplane Will Travel - Leonard David of interviewed Jane Reifert, President of Incredible Adventures, at the Space Technology & Applications International Forum (STAIF), held February 13-17, 2005.
  • Rocket Man - Matthew Power's account of the Zero Gravity Experience in Men's Journal, February 2005
  • Journey leaves her floating on air - First-person account by Ida Farrell in The Arizona Republic, January 9, 2005
  • Texas Tanks on USA Today - Great slideshow of Texas Tanks (December 15, 2004)
  • Sherman Police Department - Tank Training - News report from KXII-TV in Sherman TX, with live video
  • Event: Tank Ride with CDV, Part 1 by Sean,
  • Event: Tank Ride with CDV, Part 2 by Sean,
  • Amazing Travel Getaways - IA on the John Walsh Show (February 6, 2004)
  • Urban Operations: Inside the Direct Action Resource Center from The Arkansas Times (June 27, 2003)
  • Fantasy Camp Offer Thrills of a Lifetime - Friday, October 17, 2003 By Liza Porteus of Fox News
  • This Firm Offers Travelers the Right Stuff from The Toronto Star (January 18, 2003) - An interview with Paul Greenhalgh, who flew a MiG-29.
  • Thunder City: A Pilot's Playground - School has world's largest privately owned collection of combat aircraft. from World Net Daily, Dispatch from South Africa.
  • Adventure vacationers trade comfort for thrills - Guns, fast cars provide a rush at 'spy' camp. By Nena Baker. The Arizona Republic, November 27, 2001
  • Lubins Fly MiGs Over Moscow - Two Letters (September 2001) First-person account written by David Lubin, with photos.
  • Fantasy Flight from the Decatur Daily News (April 13, 2001) - Couple experience new horizons on Russian trip.
  • Bond... James Bond - Uncovering the Mercenary Inside By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY 10/14/99
  • Coldfinger: A James Bond Wannabe Goes to Fantasy Camp Modern Maturity, Jan/Feb '00.
  • Rudolphs Enjoy Opportunity to Fly Former U.S. Foes'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!)
  • For 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!)
  • Space: The Final Frontier For Adventure Travelers- by Thomas Goetz, The Wall Street Journal (July 31, 1998) A great article, mostly about Incredible Adventures!
  • Vacationers Walking on Air - Chad Schnuelle and Diana Turner in Moscow
  • Dreams 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!
  • Inside the Red Zone- Another great article by William Triplett with more terrific photos by Mike Seamisch.
  • MiGs 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.
  • Thunderbirds - Sunday Life, Independent Online, Cape Town. An interview with Michael Beachy Head as he climbs into the cockpit of the Buccanneer.

Russian Fighter Jets

  • For Pilot, Russian MiG-29 is $6 Million Dream Come True - by Debra Smith, The Daily Herald, Everett, WA, February 6, 2011. "It's cost him millions of dollars and the better part of a decade to get to this day." How John Sessions brought a MiG-29 to the U.S. and restored it to flight condition through years of perseverance.
  • The 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" -, 2007
  • MiG-25: Edge of Space - What it's like to fly the MiG-25 by an IA customer
  • A Dream Becomes Reality- by Greg Claxton, who flew the L-39 over Moscow in April of 2001
  • MiG-25 to the Edge of Space, 2002 - by Simon Ward, who flew the MiG-25 "Foxbat" with Incredible Adventures. His great web site has the whole story with lots of photos.
  • Mike's MiG Adventure- Written by Mike Saemisch, who dared to FLY THE LEGEND in Moscow in May of 1994
  • Russian Air force Museum at Monino - fine private site by Douglas Alberg
  • The MiG-21 Page by Thomas Kraft
  • Top Gun Over Moscow (NOVA) Note: check out the movies! This is the video of a show which airs every once in a while on PBS. We helped make it - check it out!
  • View one of Fausto Romeo's fantastic animations from the Fulcrum Resource Site (87.8 KB)
  • Katrina Mumaw- Katrina flew with IA in 1994 at a very young age. Read her story here.
  • Buy Your Own L-39 from Czech Jet!
  • Fabulous Fulcrums (in German and English)

Aviation Misc.

Russian Travel

Fighter Jets California

Space Adventures/Space Travel/Cosmonaut Training

British Fighter Jets

  • Thunderbirds - an interview with Michael Beachy Head as he climbs into the cockpit of the Buccanneer. From Sunday Life, Independent Online, Cape Town.
  • Lightning Zone A fantastic site by Shaun Westell, devoted to the BAC Lightning (with a terrific audio clip on the front page!).
  • Vertical Reality-The English Electric Lightning - Garry Lakin's terrific photos make this a top site for Lightning fans

Cape Town Travel

~ Cape Town Waterfront

Covert Ops

~ Ian - Very Cool James Bond web site!


  • Feel the Rush - Article on The Big Adrenaline Rush adventure in Costa Rica. Polo Magazine, October 1998.
  • - Resources for skydivers including HALO, tandem jumping and parachute-related web sites worldwide.

to the top


IA in the News
Russian Fighter Jets
Aviation Misc.
Russian Travel Info
Space Travel
British Fighter Jets
Fighter Jets California
Cape Town
Covert Ops

Free information and brochures from Incredible Adventures
Read the Latest Incredible News
Free Newsletter
FREE Screen Savers from Incredible Adventures
Cool Stuff: gifts, pilot gear, books, video and lost more!
Latest MiG Flight Photos from Russia
More Incredible Adventures

news  updates  specials
Sign Me Up!


Up to Top

Life is either an incredible adventure or nothing at all!
Incredible Adventures - 8466 Lockwood Ridge Rd. #318, Sarasota, FL 34243 - phone: 800-644-7382 or 941-346-2603
Email | Sitemap | Gift Cards | Paper Plane Models | Privacy Policy

Copyright ©2024. All rights reserved.