Members of the FMS Aero team recently had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in the G-Force One where they flipped, floated, and worked in complete weightlessness.
G-Force One Facts:
- It’s a converted Boeing 727-200.
- It simulates the feeling of being in a spacecraft.
- Reaches an altitude of 32,000 feet.
- Passengers feel the pull of 1.8 Gs.
- Passengers feel complete weightlessness for 20-30 seconds.
More about G-Force One from Zero G (https://www.gozerog.com/
G-FORCE ONE is a modified Boeing 727-200. An upgrade to G-FORCE ONE’s hydraulic system allows for continuous hydraulic pressure during parabolic performance. The modification, along with the addition of accelerometers in the cockpit, were tested and approved by the FAA. No structural modifications were made to the aircraft’s interior or exterior.
The interior of G-FORCE ONE has been altered to allow for maximum floating space. The seats are located in the rear of the plane. The floating area is divided into sections and padded from floor to ceiling with one rope running down each side of the plane.
To board G-FORCE ONE, stairs open from the tail of the aircraft into the seating area.