Check out the first 360° video filmed by a camera attached to the vertical stabilizer of the MiG-29 Fulcrum flying to the edge of space

Dec 23 2016 - 10 Comments

This is the first time a 360° camera has been attached to the outside of a fighter jet flying at supersonic speed.

The clip below was shot by famous aviation video producer Artur Sarkysian for MigFlug, the company that offers fighter jet flying experiences to their customers.

One of the most famous experience they offer, the Edge of Space mission, takes people who want to experience a kind of flying reserved to fighter pilots (or, in same cases, astronauts), with their MiG-29UB Fulcrum, to the Stratosphere, through a parabola that helps the famous Soviet-era jet (still serving in Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Poland, Syria and Iran, among the others) reaching at a top speed of about Mach 1.9 and an altitude of 65,000 feet!

Although we have already posted some cool footage of the MiG-29 zooming beyond its service ceiling, here’s something new: the Edge of Space flight experience in 360° video.

The new video has been recorded earlier in winter 2016 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – with a paying MiGFlug customer from Switzerland, with a Samsung Gear 360. Once again, MiGFlug and Sarkysian continue to innovate.

What makes the clip intesting is the possibility, using a browser, of literally moving around the aircraft to observe the flight, from take off to landing, from several different points of view.

By the way, MiGFlug does also offer flights in the Baltic Bees display team. Click here to learn more.

 

 

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  • leroy

    Very nice, but you couldn’t pay me enough to risk my life in that old Russian dinosaur!

    • people pay money to skydive and I’d wager thats its more dangerous to jump out of a plane with a piece of cloth than staying inside a russian mig

    • TractorEngineer

      At 65,000 feet or above, an ECS failure or something else to cause a decompression and you’re dead. I wouldn’t do it without a full pressure suit but that’s not how the Russians do it for their tourists.

      • Pepe Le Cox

        They use full pressure suit,watch the video I posted.

    • Pepe Le Cox

      Russian ejection seats are the best in the world mate, by th way, they use a full pressure suit for these flight at high altitude, look the video below at 09:29

      • leroy

        “Russian ejection seats are the best in the world mate …”.

        Yes they are good, and there’s a reason for that (explanation obvious). Better than MB? Hardly!

  • nicolae

    I’ll do it in a heartbeat, have inquired about pricing.

  • 1coolguy

    51 seconds into the clip shows many fighter jets parked in the snow – THIS is the enemy we are concerned about? They can’t even afford hangars for their planes? Who knows what flying condition they are in also. Eeeeck!

    • Pepe Le Cox

      These are combat aircrafts, if they dont hold the cold, snow, rain or whatever, from the russians point of view, that’s the way they can rely on them.

    • TJ

      You do realize that those are retired MiG-25 and MiG-31 airframes at Nizhny Novgorod aircraft repair plant.

      See image at following link and note the MiG-31s with the panels missing.

      http://wikimapia.org/25231989/MIG-31-Foxbat-s