I am investigating the option of booking a zero gravity flight with a commercial airline. But I am a nervous flyer.

Do any of the airlines offering this have a 0% accident / fatality record?

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    $\begingroup$ All of them, none have had accidents. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Jan 30 '18 at 13:22
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    $\begingroup$ As with every flight the most dangerous part is driving to the airport... ;o) $\endgroup$ – Timothy Truckle Jan 30 '18 at 14:40
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    $\begingroup$ If you are a nervous flyer then the vomit comet is not for you @Cloud. $\endgroup$ – GdD Jan 30 '18 at 15:31
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    $\begingroup$ What @GdD said: If you are a self-identified nervous flyer, why in the world would you want a zero-G flight? Perhaps a nervous flyer would be better suited to a flight school Intro Flight? $\endgroup$ – abelenky Jan 30 '18 at 16:38

A reduced gravity flight is just as a normal flight but doing some stuff at a high altitude, typically between 24,000 and 32,000 feet. The stuff they do is this:

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Regarding the safety, FAA spokesman said:

Asked whether these parabolic flights will be as safe as normal commercial flights, [FAA spokesman], “If they operate within the parameters that we set out, yes, they will be safe.”

There have not been any accidents occurred for a commercial reduced gravity flight.

  • $\begingroup$ How is 34k feet zero gravity? Isn't that normal altitude? $\endgroup$ – Cloud Jan 30 '18 at 15:02
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    $\begingroup$ @Cloud The "Zero-G" comes from the parabolic maneuver the aircraft is performing, not the altitude. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Jan 30 '18 at 15:19
  • $\begingroup$ While the manoeuvres are different from normal airline operations, they are (probably) well briefed, (probably) flown by well-experienced pilots, and (if flown correctly) well within the approved capabilities of the aeroplane. That would make them, at the very least, not unsafe per se. $\endgroup$ – Cpt Reynolds Jan 30 '18 at 17:00
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    $\begingroup$ @Cloud: So far from your comments, it seems that you are a nervous flyer, and don't even really know what a Zero-G flight is or how it works. You even say you're wary of booking one. Simple answer: Don't. This experience is not for you until you understand it better and are comfortable with it. There is a high probability you'll have a panic attack, or get violently sick, and spoil the experience for other passengers while having a horrible time yourself. Please reconsider. $\endgroup$ – abelenky Jan 30 '18 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Cloud just to clarify for you if you are not certain: the actual "zero G" part lasts only a very short time. (30 seconds?) The whole flight is only for the purpose of that short moment. Surely you have been on a rollercoaster where you feel "light" as you go over the top? That's all it is, they just do that, and make it last (say) 30 seconds. Enjoy! $\endgroup$ – Fattie Jan 30 '18 at 18:20

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