Albatros L-39C – Ex-Military Fighter Jet

Jet Fighter: L39 Albatros Fighter Jet Adventure Flight, Adrenaline Flight & Scenic Flights
Jet Fighter: L39 Albatros Fighter Jet Adventure Flight, Adrenaline Flight & Scenic Flights

Flights in this jet are available in the Hunter Valley

Strap yourself into the Albatros L-39C for the ultimate adrenaline flight in an ex-military fighter jet! Experience the sheer rush as you reach speeds Up to 900km/h at 5 G’s as your pilot takes you through a range of military combat manoeuvres tailored to the individual from mild to wild.This aircraft is the latest model lowest time adventure fighter Jet in Australia. Simply the best.

The sheer power of these incredibly agile aircraft is something to dream about, let alone experience. The excitement of being involved in a flight of your choosing can only truly be appreciated as you are climbing into the cockpit of one of these awesome machines, kitted up in a flight suit and helmet, the briefing running through your mind while you reinvent fashion in a pair of dusted off legendary aviator style sunglasses that Tom Cruise made famous!

Jet Fighter: L39 Albatros Fighter Jet Adventure Flight, Adrenaline Flight & Scenic Flights

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 12.13m (39ft 10in)
  • Wingspan: 9.46 m (31ft 0in)
  • Height: 4.77 m (15ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 18.8 m2 (202 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 3,459 kg (7,625 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 5,700 kg (12,560 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Progress / Ivchenko AI-25TL turbofan, 16.9 kN
Jet Fighter: L39 Albatros Fighter Jet Adventure Flight, Adrenaline Flight & Scenic Flights

PERFORMANCE

  • Never exceed speed: Mach 0.80
  • Maximum speed: 900 km/h (400 knots)  at 4,000 m (16,000 ft)
  • Range: 1,000 km (540 nm, 630 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 11,500 m (37,730 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 22 m/s (4,330 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 250.0 kg/m2 (51.23 lb/ft2)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.37
  • Take-off roll: 530 m (1,700 ft)
  • Landing roll: 600 M (2,000 ft)
Jet Fighter: L39 Albatros Fighter Jet Adventure Flight, Adrenaline Flight & Scenic Flights

ARMAMENT

  • Up to 1,290 kg (2,840 lb) of stores on four external hardpoints, including:
  • AAMs (K-13 and R-60) missiles
  • 7.62 mm machine-gun pods
  • Free-fall and cluster bombs
  • Rocket launchers

Hunter Valley Fighter Jet Missions

Albatros L-39C – Ex-Military Fighter Jet

Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

Flights in this Jet are available from Brisbane

The Czechoslovakian L-39 was built as the successor to their earlier trainer. Design work began in 1966, and the first prototype made its initial flight on 4 November 1968. The idea of the design was to marry an efficient, powerful turbofan engine to a sleek, streamlined fuselage, resulting in a strong, economical performer which would become the next standard jet trainer for the Warsaw Pact. Full-scale production was delayed until late 1972 due to apparent problems with the design of the air intakes, but these difficulties were overcome and the type went on to be a great success with the Soviet, Czech and East German air forces, among others. Three main variants were produced.

The L-39C was built as a pure trainer and was used by numerous air forces throughout Eastern Europe beginning in 1974 and continuing through today. The armed weapons-trainer variant is called the L-39ZA, and a close-support and ground-attack version is called the L-39ZO. In addition to those mentioned above, the L-39 has been exported to numerous countries, including Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Iraq, Libya, Estonia, and Kyrghyzstan. A modernized derivative of the Albatros, the L-59, is still being built in the Czech Republic. Another modernized, but very different version, the L-39MS, actually has much more in common with the L-59 than the L-39, despite its designation.

Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Crew: 2
  • Type: Two-seat advanced trainer, or close support aircraft
  • Wing Span: 31 feet
  • Length: 39 feet
  • Max Take-off Weight: 10,362 lbs
  • Total Built: About 3,200, with over 2,100 purchased by the Soviet Air Force
  • Powerplant: Ivenchenko AI-25TL Turbofan Axial Flow jet, 9 stage high pressure compressor with a 2:1 bypass. 3875 lbs. thrust.
  • APU: Saphire 5 gas turbine generator (used for onboard air delivery to the air starter on the engine).
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum Speed: 0.8 Mach
  • Cruising Speed: 340 kts
  • Service Ceiling: 37,000 feet
  • Final Approach Speed: 120 kts
  • Stall Speed Dirty: 89 kts
  • Maximum G Load: +8, -4
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

FACTS

  • Countries Using L-39’s: Russia, Syria, Libia, Iraq (until the first day of Desert Storm in ’91), Iran (guess where the Iraq Air Force went), Egypt, with one of the largest contingents being the US civilian market (about 150)

Brisbane Fighter Jet Missions

Albatros L-39C – Ex-Military Fighter Jet

Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

Flights in this jet are available from Melbourne

We fly the L-39C ‘Albatros’, manufactured by Czech company Aero Vodochody. This is a third-generation jet trainer and light attack aircraft, and due to its unrivalled performance and dependability, is one or the most widely used types for this role world-wide. It’s strong, capable, and designed for reliable and safe operation under varying climatic conditions. (And gorgeous!)

It has system redundancy comparable to those of high end jet business and airline aircraft. Nearly three thousand of them have been built to date, and developed versions are still being produced. Our aircraft is one of the youngest and least-used examples, and in its military service in the Czech Air Force was the personal aircraft of a senior commander.

It has recently emerged from a comprehensive, year-long refurbishment and upgrade program, where all redundant military systems were removed, the external tip fuel tanks replaced with performance enhancing winglets, and a complete suite of modern avionics installed.

The upgrades include; Large screen LCD displays in both cockpits, incorporating synthetic vision and aeronautical charts, and Traffic and terrain avoidance systems. (Essential in the busy environments we fly in.) Angle of Attack system. (Not a gunsight! A device optimising flight safety and efficiency, used extensively in military fighter aircraft.) Three axis autopilot. An advanced fuel monitoring and management system. It’s approved for Instrument Flight Rules operations, and is compliant with all Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and AWAL requirements, including ADS-B.

Our aim was to develop an aircraft equipped to the highest standards, compliant and capable of safe and efficient operations in the civilian aviation environment. What our engineers have achieved has surpassed our highest expectations, and we believe we have an excellent example of the L-39C, perhaps the best in Australia. We love it! We think you will too.

Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 12.13m (39ft 10in)
  • Wingspan: 9.46 m (31ft 0in)
  • Height: 4.77 m (15ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 18.8 m2 (202 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 3,459 kg (7,625 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 5,700 kg (12,560 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Progress / Ivchenko AI-25TL turbofan, 16.9 kN
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

PERFORMANCE

  • Never exceed speed: Mach 0.80
  • Maximum speed: 900 km/h (400 knots)  at 4,000 m (16,000 ft)
  • Range: 1,000 km (540 nm, 630 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 11,500 m (37,730 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 22 m/s (4,330 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 250.0 kg/m2 (51.23 lb/ft2)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.37
  • Take-off roll: 530 m (1,700 ft)
  • Landing roll: 600 M (2,000 ft)
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

ARMAMENT

  • Up to 1,290 kg (2,840 lb) of stores on four external hardpoints, including:
  • AAMs (K-13 and R-60) missiles
  • 7.62 mm machine-gun pods
  • Free-fall and cluster bombs
  • Rocket launchers

Melbourne Fighter Jet Missions

Albatros L-39C – Ex-Military Fighter Jet

Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

Flights in this Jet are available from Armidale

The Czechoslovakian L-39 was built as the successor to their earlier trainer. Design work began in 1966, and the first prototype made its initial flight on 4 November 1968. The idea of the design was to marry an efficient, powerful turbofan engine to a sleek, streamlined fuselage, resulting in a strong, economical performer which would become the next standard jet trainer for the Warsaw Pact. Full-scale production was delayed until late 1972 due to apparent problems with the design of the air intakes, but these difficulties were overcome and the type went on to be a great success with the Soviet, Czech and East German air forces, among others. Three main variants were produced.

The L-39C was built as a pure trainer and was used by numerous air forces throughout Eastern Europe beginning in 1974 and continuing through today. The armed weapons-trainer variant is called the L-39ZA, and a close-support and ground-attack version is called the L-39ZO. In addition to those mentioned above, the L-39 has been exported to numerous countries, including Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Iraq, Libya, Estonia, and Kyrghyzstan. A modernized derivative of the Albatros, the L-59, is still being built in the Czech Republic. Another modernized, but very different version, the L-39MS, actually has much more in common with the L-59 than the L-39, despite its designation.

Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Crew: 2
  • Type: Two-seat advanced trainer, or close support aircraft
  • Wing Span: 31 feet
  • Length: 39 feet
  • Max Take-off Weight: 10,362 lbs
  • Total Built: About 3,200, with over 2,100 purchased by the Soviet Air Force
  • Powerplant: Ivenchenko AI-25TL Turbofan Axial Flow jet, 9 stage high pressure compressor with a 2:1 bypass. 3875 lbs. thrust.
  • APU: Saphire 5 gas turbine generator (used for onboard air delivery to the air starter on the engine).
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum Speed: 0.8 Mach
  • Cruising Speed: 340 kts
  • Service Ceiling: 37,000 feet
  • Final Approach Speed: 120 kts
  • Stall Speed Dirty: 89 kts
  • Maximum G Load: +8, -4
Jet Fighter: Adventure and Adrenaline flights in Australia - L39 Albatros Fighter Jet

FACTS

  • Countries Using L-39’s: Russia, Syria, Libia, Iraq (until the first day of Desert Storm in ’91), Iran (guess where the Iraq Air Force went), Egypt, with one of the largest contingents being the US civilian market (about 150)

Armidale Fighter Jet Missions

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