How many little children grow up dreaming of flying jet fighters, and how many adults ever pursue that dream until it becomes a reality? The opportunity to fly a jet fighter no longer requires a military career. Jet Fighters International, located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers private, commercial and airline pilots the opportunity to strap in and actually fly a jet fighter aircraft.

If your experience is in small propeller-driven airplanes like a Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee, Cirrus or even in jet aircraft, like a corporate jet or airliner, when you fly the L-39C Albatros jet fighter, you are in for an extreme adrenaline rush and the “Thrill of a Lifetime!”

Your experience flying a jet fighter begins with ground school, where you are instructed in aircraft systems, briefing for the flight, pre-flight inspection, cockpit orientation and a safety brief. Next, you and your pilot get strapped in, obtain clearance from the control tower and take off. Once you’ve climbed to a safe altitude and location, your pilot will say,
“You’re flying the jet fighter!”

Fly The L-39C Albatros Fighter Jet

Jet Fighters International operates an Aero L-39C Albatros jet fighter. Originally designed and manufactured in Czechoslovakia, where it served for decades as a training aircraft for Warsaw Pact MIG pilots, the L-39C is a dream to fly. It is a low wing, tandem seating, all metal turbo fan-powered aircraft, built to rugged military specifications that include basic and advanced pilot training, weapons delivery and light attack combat missions.

The aircraft is powered by an AI-25TL turbofan jet engine, which develops approximately 3,800 pounds of static thrust at standard day sea level. Top speed is 909km/565mph/491knots and stall speed with gear and flaps extended is 157km/98mph/85 knots. The L-39C features a wing-span of 31.042 feet, with an overall length of 39.805 feet and a height of 15.493 feet.

You can experience everything from standard rate turns, steep turns, stall series, various climb and descent profiles, along with aerobatic maneuvers. The L-39C jet fighter’s flight controls are all push rods and push tubes on roller bearings, and the control stick forces to move the controls are effortless. The Aero L-39C Albatros jet fighter is an absolute dream to fly!

Safe, Exhilarating Jet Fighter Flying Experiences

Flying a jet fighter aircraft can be dangerous, and your safety is our primary concern. All the maneuvers that we brief on the ground are ones that you can fly, as long as the conditions are safe for us to execute those maneuvers. Your pilot and instructor, Gary Solkovits, is an FAA-certified instructor pilot in the L-39C with thousands of hours of flight time and an unblemished safety record.

Gary Solkovits holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Rating, Type Rated in L-39, Authorized Instructor in L-39, Aerobatic Instructor, Airshow Performer, Certified Flight Instructor (CFIA), Instrument Rating, Instrument Instructor (CFII), Airplane Multi-engine Land (AMEL), Seaplane (ASES), Basic Ground Instructor (BGI), Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI), Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI) and Commercial Glider Pilot Rating. You would be hard pressed to find a more experienced instructor pilot anywhere in the world.

Are you ready to take the plunge and fly the L-39C Albatros fighter jet? Fly a jet fighter with Jet Fighters International in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and make your childhood dreams come true! Call us at 954-648-1955, contact us online or drop by our office at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) to inquire about our “Discovery Flights,” flying a jet fighter, flight training services and more.