Exclusively at MiGFlug – MiG-23 flights
A truly badass beast is available for supersonic flights soon at MiGFlug – the Mikoyan MiG-23 Flogger. Heavy, fast, mean looking and it comes with swept-wings – like the F-14 Tomcat. But the MiG-23 is generally counted to the 3rd generation of fighter jets, whereas the Grumman F-14 Tomcat is generally refered to as a 4th generation fighter jet.
Below you can see the video we edited from the first flights the MiG-23 did.
Edge of Space Flights are planned
Currently, supersonic flights as well as Edge of Space Flights are only available in Russia – more information here. For many potential customers going to Russia is not an option. This is especially the case for North American customers. We try everything to change that and close that gap.
A big step has been taken towards the second supersonic aircraft for non-military pilot, worldwide. We are still not there yet since it is a long and complicated process. We hope that we can start doing flights in 2017 or 2018. But let’s face it – it is also possible that flights with customers will never take place. So we have to remain patient and hope for the best.
It is a MiG-23 UB – whereas UB is the two seater version. The Mikoyan MiG-23 Flogger was a variable-geometry fighter jet/interceptor and fighter bomber with a top speed of Mach 2.32, or 2,445km/h. It belongs to the 3rd generation of fighter aircraft and was built to replace the MiG-21 Fishbed. More than 5000 aircraft have been produced, and the MiG-23 is still in service in Angola, Cuba, DR Congo, Kazakhstan, Libya, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe. Former operators include Russia (who still has 500 in reserve) and Germany, who inherited 63 MiG-23’s in different variants from the East German Air Force after unification.
The one shown in the video and on the photos is former Czechoslovak and Czech Air Force and was based at Air Base Česke Budějovice. This is where the famous Budweiser beer is coming from.
Want to be on the waiting list?
If you are interested, let us know. We’ll happily add you to the waiting list for the supersonic MiG-23 flight. Here is the contact form.
I worked on the Mig 23 for a couple of years, changed landing gears, change and the engines, etc. I even taxied them from the hanger to the tarmac, but never flew one.
I am the Director of the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Oklahoma. Two years ago, we were donated a fully intact MIG-23 from the group of these aircraft that had been stored outside at an airport in the Texas Panhandle for about a decade. We are about to begin the restoration of the aircraft for display. The fact that the engine is still inside of the aircraft has complicated our display plans. It does not play a key role in the exhibit plan we have, and its weight makes things much more difficult for us.
My question is do you think there would be a market for this engine if we put it up for sale? I know there are several flying Mid-23’s in North America, and I know they probably need parts and engines?
Could you give me any thoughts on this matter?
Thank you for your reply!
Stafford Air & Space Museum