If you’re finalizing your list of New Year’s Resolutions and taking off a few pounds is high up on that list, then why not go to the extreme and experience complete weightlessness? It’s the perfect way to feel lighter in 2010.
Simulated weightlessness flights are filling up quickly as Zero Gravity provides thrilling simulated flights for customers on its G-Force One aircraft. For just $4,950 per person, Zero Gravity allows thrill seekers to experience a truly original start to the New Year.
With endorsements from well known customers such as NASA astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin and astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking, Zero Gravity flights are a luxury adventure allowing for the feeling of weightlessness, or zero gravity. While the experience is simulated, meaning you won’t be shot up into space for this ride, the feeling is very real. In fact, NASA uses the same simulation technique to acclimate its pilots to an atmosphere with zero gravity, prior to them experiencing the real thing during flight.
The simulation takes place on Zero Gravity’s modified Boeing 727 which features a seating zone as well as a 60-foot long “floating” zone. The flight pattern, a 10-mile course that is comparable to a roller-coaster ride’s quick ups and downs at an altitude of 24,000 to 34,000 feet, is what induces the state of temporary weightlessness. Some who have experienced zero gravity have said it is “akin to freefalling from an airplane in a controlled environment.” Of course, that is assuming those who relate the two have actually free fallen from an airplane as well.
The feeling of zero gravity is sustained for approximately 60 seconds on board G-Force One, and chartered flights are also available. For more information, you can visit their website.