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Amerijet "Zero G" 727 At BKL  
User currently offlineMbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 838 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 10 months ago) and read 3162 times:
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I spotted the specially modified "Zero G" 727 aircraft at BKL this evening. According to FlightAware it came in from DTW earlier this week and gave two rides today. This is one of the better tracks, as they ended up over Lake Ontario for their circle tracks.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJT218

As Cleveland is not on the schedule I am guessing this is some sort of corporate or educational charter. At $5000 per person per fleet, someone is getting a hefty invoice!

http://www.gozerog.com/


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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3092 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3011 times:



Quoting Mbm3 (Thread starter):
According to FlightAware it came in from DTW earlier this week

Courtesy: WXYZ-TV - Video Report Included

Flying Weightless on Zero G Flight

http://www.wxyz.com/news/story/VIDEO...Flight/XJZ5EXxzXEadGf9JQz4CFQ.cspx


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3059 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

G Force One was in MSY last summer, would love to do that one day.

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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...8/history/20090926/1510Z/KBKL/KBKL




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User currently offlineFUN2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

NASA Glenn microgravitivy lab regularly does these types of experiments, not sure if it's on this plane or their own.

User currently offlineHestaman From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

How many cycles per week do these aircraft usually utilize? I've always wondered how much stress that puts on the airframe and if there is additional maintenance that is required to keep the aircraft certified for such flights.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3059 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

http://www.gozerog.com/

The website says it's up to 1.8 G's and 45 degree nose up in the climb up from 24,000 feet and does this 12-15 times during each flight. That's a good bit more stress than an average flight but since they are not flying nearly as much as an airliner maybe it's a wash anyway..



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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2746 times:



Quoting FUN2FLY (Reply 3):
NASA Glenn microgravitivy lab regularly does these types of experiments, not sure if it's on this plane or their own.

They have a contract with NASA to do some work for them and NASA also has their own DC-9 that performs their "Zero G" test for them as well. This aircraft, the "G Force One" 727 can be seen at Titusville Airport in Titusville, Florida very frequently.



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