Last updated on Sep 6th, 2023 by Heena Ganotra
If you want to experience something entirely new, zero gravity flights offer a great experience. Almost everyone dreams of being an astronaut at some point in their lives and the Zero-G flights can get you very close to experiencing what it would be like. These flights take place in a modified Airbus A310 Zero-G aircraft and are manned by experienced pilots.
You might wonder how you can achieve zero gravity in an ordinary flight that isn’t in space or a fighter jet but it all comes down to physics and expertise. The no-gravity simulation is achieved through a series of air manoeuvres called the ‘parabolic arcs.’ This process involves flying upwards sharply, which exerts around 1.8G of pressure on the passengers inside. Then the plane flies downwards into a nosedive, which releases all of the pressure and causes the people inside to float up.
Multiple parabolic arcs give the sensation of zero gravity which is very similar to what astronauts experience in space. The experience lasts for only 30 seconds per parabolic arc, which is why pilots perform this manoeuvre multiple times during the flight so people can have a memorable experience.
The arcs are carried out at the height of 18,000 feet to 35,000 feet, so there is plenty of room for the plane to fly up and down without incident. Zero-G performs 15 arcs, each spanning just 65 seconds, covering a distance of 10,000 feet in the blink of an eye.
The zero-gravity flight experience isn’t just limited to simulations imitating outer space. Pilots go into several shallow dives that are precisely calculated to simulate Martian and Lunar gravity conditions.
When you go on this flight, you will not only experience with it is like to travel through space, but also know what it is like on the Moon and Mars. Shallower dives last for shorter periods and don’t cover as much distance. The variation between the arcs makes things interesting and unpredictable, giving you a no-gravity simulation.
There are multiple ways to experience zero gravity on these flights. The ZeroG company offers Party, Premium, and VIP packages. Each package has its perks and they include:
Some companies offer Zero-G plane rides to scientists and researchers so they conduct experiments or study the effects of zero gravity on different substances. The research includes physiology, cell biology, physics, space technology, equipment ergonomics, and more. The simulation has helped several scientists carry out their experiments effectivity at a relatively affordable cost.
Ans: ZeroG flight costs vary from one company to another. The most current pricing is a little over AU$11,000 per person.
Ans: The entire trip can last for around 5 hours. It includes 15 parabolas, preparation, journey to the right altitude, and regravitation.
Ans: Some people do feel nauseous during their zero-gravity experience. Flights limit their parabolas to 15 because going any higher than that can lead to an increased risk of nausea and vomiting.
There have been several successful Zero-gravity flights in Asia, the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. However, there are only limited flights and seats available and these trips are conducted only a few times every year. If you want to experience zero gravity Australia, you may need to book the tickets well in advance.
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