year was 1993. A young American entrepreneur was in Moscow, recruiting
programmers for his new software company, when a guy named Andrey
offered him a flight in a MiG-29. It was a case of "love
at first flight". He signed a deal to market the flights
worldwide and returned to Florida to form MIGS etc.
people thought our first ads in the Wall Street Journal were
a joke. We had a tough time convincing people we could really
get them into the cockpit of a premier Russian fighter jet.
Until they started seeing the news
stories, that is. Suddenly, the story of a new Florida company
offering the chance to fly a "Cold War relic" was being
from NBC Nightly News was at the air base to see Sarah, an
investment banker from New York, and Alex, a furniture dealer
from Miami, become our first two customers to fly MiGs over
Today, we have a different name and
fly from a different air base and have arranged thousands of flights.
A lot has happened in the last 18 years, but breaking the sound
barrier in a MiG over Russia is
just as incredible today as it was back then.
special page of our website to view the "NBC Nightly
News with Tom Brokaw" story, a "CNN Headline News"
feature and our very first promotional video, starring company
founder Kent Ertugrul. You'll also find links to some of the stories
that appeared in newspapers back in 1993.
Bob scheduled his MiG flight in Russia
many years ago, he didn't realize just how much it would change
his life. At Zhukovsky Air Base, he found more than fighter jets.
He found true love. We checked in with our first Russian General
Manager Marina a few weeks ago. She and Bob are still happily
married. Their daughter Sasha just started high school.
In 1994, then eleven-year-old Katrina
Mumaw became the first child in history to break
the sound barrier in a Russian fighter jet. She went
on to attend the United States Air Force Academy and is now a
Behavioral Scientist with the United States Air Force.
Fly a MiG in Russia and tell us
how it changes your life. For information, contact
time of year, it's beautiful in Florida. It's the perfect time
of year to plan a Hard Hat
Adventure near our Sarasota, Florida office. Spend time driving
a bulldozer, excavator and skid steer loader and attempt to set
a new record on the speed course. For details, visit
our website or give us a call.
very own Mykel Hawke
has finished filming his two hit Discovery Channel Shows for the
season and is available to lead custom Specops survival
training adventures for the next few months. Give us a call
us an email if you're interested in training with the man
Woman, Wild" and host of "One
Consider following us on Facebook.
We post photos and new adventure info to our Facebook
page before we post it anywhere else.
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like to introduce you to the newest member of our Adventure
Team. Steiger is a commercial balloon pilot and FAA certified
balloon flight instructor. He can teach you everything you
need to get your solo flight certificate, take you
on a daring mountain or desert crossing, or fly
you up, up and away so high you need an oxygen tank
Single and multi-day, multi-flight packages range in price
from $750 to $9650 or more. Programs are customized for
is even more incredible when you jump from the basket of
a hot air balloon. Make a "normal" tandem jump
from one of Steiger's balloons for $985 or a special balloon
tandem HALO jump for $2985. (Pricing may vary according
Travel to one of his favorite locations in Utah, Nevada or
Colorado for your incredible ballooning adventure or we
can arrange for Steiger and his chase team to bring
the hot air excitement to you. Choose a US or international
you like to fly in Steiger's beautiful balloon? If so, give
us a call or send
us an email.
(Just reading about balloons may have you humming the classic
60's song "Up, Up and Away". Visit YouTube
to see the song performed by The
5th Dimension. Soar with Steiger and he'll tell you
he's known the band's lead singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy
Davis, Jr since childhood.)
take any complaint we receive from a customer seriously,
especially since we receive so few of them, but a recent
complaint from a shark dive participant completely surprised
She objected to us calling our shark
dives shark "dives". She insists
it's not a dive at all because our shark cage floats at
the surface and when you're in the cage, your head
is just a few feet under water.
Many people do associate
the word "dive" with air tanks and deep ocean
depths, so we can kind of see her point. And, you don't
have to be dive certified to get into our shark cages in
Francisco, Mexico or
In our defense, we think just as many think of
"diving" into a swimming pool or taking a
"dive" in the ocean after a day at the beach.
Africa and Mexico
they use surface cages and refer to the experience as cage
We describe the experience as being a lot like snorkeling,
but you aren't really snorkeling either. And, let's face
it. A shark snorkel just doesn't sound as much fun as a
shark dive and getting into the water with sharks is definitely
Sheri to book a shark dive/shark snorkel/incredible
adventure with sharks.
White Shark season in the Farallones continues weekends
through November 20th.
Our next Tiger
Shark Adventures in the Bahamas are set for December
3 and April 21.