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I Feel the Need for Speed!

A January 2007 trip to Lismore by Kez

Strikemaster Jet Photo, Lismore, Australia More Photos
Quote: Hold on to your helmet for the most exhilarating, exciting ride of your life!

I Feel the Need for Speed!

Overview

Strikemaster Jet Photo, Lismore, Australia
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This is more of an "experience" than a travel story so fasten your seatbelts and I hope you enjoy the ride with me as much as I did!I recently celebrated a milestone and I was very lucky to be given a gift voucher for a Combat Strike Jet Mission in a BAC “Strikemaster” Jet so I was going to be “Top Gun” for the day. My childhood dream was to be a fighter pilot but unfortunately at that time my gender (female) immediately counted me out. So step in the “International Fighter Flight Centre (IFFC www.jefighter.com.au)”who operate out of Newcastle about a drive of ten hours south from where I live. I had to wait until they had traveled to Lismore, a small county town near Byr...Read More

The flight experience!

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Story/Tip

Flying myself. Photo, New Zealand, South Pacific
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The plane itself is an ex New Zealand Airforce Jet. In this, plane you sit side-by-side with the pilot so you have a really clear view all around including above your head as the canopy is see-through. You also communicate with the pilot through your headphone microphone so you can ask questions and he also explains what you are about to do and experience next.We powered up and took off, after we reached a little altitude, Phil increased the speed and gradually took us up in a gentle loop to experience the first of the “G” forces to break me in gently. No worries so far. What does a “G” force feel like? It feels like your head decreases to the size of a golf ball as the force pushe...Read More

About the Writer

Kez

Kez
Broadbeach Waters, Australia

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The flight experience!