Video - The L-39 Albatros
The two-seater L-39 Albatross was designed in the late 1960’s for primary and advanced training including firing practice. There is an estimated 2800 L-39 Albatross produced, having served in over 30 air forces around the world, being the most widely produced and safest jet trainer in the world.
It is currently used by the Breitling Jet Team – the largest display team in Europe – and has featured in numerous movies including James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies.
This aircraft is a dream to fly, with subsonic aerobatic maneuvers completed with grace and effortless efficiency. With the combination of a maximum speed of 872km/h and the panoramic visibility in all conditions, you’ll feel as fast and powerful as the aircraft itself.
The L-39 is incredibly agile and you’ll be spiraling through the skies with G-forces of up to 6.5. This aircraft is more than capable of all the basic positive-G jet maneuvers: aileron rolls, barrel rolls, loops, Cuban-8s, Immelmanns and Cloverleafs.
Flying an L-39 is the real deal. Being airborne in an L-39 allows you to become a modern-day fighter pilot for a day.
|Maximum Speed:||485 mph|
|Number Still Airworthy:||Unknown number in military service. At least 300 flying in private ownership.|
|Armament:||Up to 2,425 pounds of weapons on four underwing hardpoints, including bombs, 57- or 130-mm rocket pods, gun pods, a five-camera reconnaissance pod, or two fuel drop-tanks. Centerline point carried a pod-mounted 23-mm twin-barrel GSh-23 cannon with 180 rounds.|
|Range:||528 miles with internal fuel; 995 miles with external tanks.|
L-39 - sonic boom!
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It always was my dream to be a fighter pilot. But THIS joy flight satisfied me! This was an excellent experience. All barrel rolls and G forces were preplanned prior to departure by the very professional pilot Steve. What a great experience. No head jerks, very smooth. Yes, there was aircon. And what a backdrop – Stradbroke island off Brisbane! OMG it was a dream come true for me! Heartily recommend this to anyone. Lovely scenery. The L39 Albatross is an agile and elegant jet plane!
50th birthday present, how good are the crew. Very professional they carry the passion in their hearts and give you so much confidence before the flight it feels like you have done it all before. Will be returning for a few more flights. Great stuff and thanks again.
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I was given this opportunity as a birthday present and of every present or crazy things I have done, this was by far the most enjoyable experience of my life so far. The team were so professional and fastastic to deal with and made me feel so compfortable. You will not regret this one bit!!!!
I was given a flight in an L39 Albatross jet fighter trainer for my 50th which I had today. What an experience! the whole experience was excellent and I would definately recommend this to anyone, it was amazing. The team at Fighter Pilot were great, and the pilot Cameron was excellent. We did all sorts of aerobatic manouvres that were fantastic.
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What a blast – another adventure off my bucket list. My father was a WW11 Spitfire fighter pilot and was awarded a DFC & Legion of Honour for his role in D Day. He has now passed and I have always wanted to experience a flight in a WW11 fighter. My first wish was a Spitfire and if not available a P51 Mustang.
What an awesome experience in the back seat of Steadfast.. super helpful and friendly team and the flying experience was entirely out of this world. How many can say they have flown in a formation with and tail chased a Mustang while flying in a World Record holding Yakovlev.. simply beyond words!!!!! Real Bucket list stuff!
“Dream come true! Went out in the Mustang with super-pilot Cam and had the time of my life! Heaps of fantastic aeros and awesome views of Brisbane and Moreton Bay. It was an awesome experience being inverted in a barrel roll and a loop. This is truly a bucket list experience that I have just put a massive tick beside!”