Thousands of years ago in Africa, mankind climbed out of the trees.
This year, he can climb into the cockpit of a MiG.
Introducing The Supersonic Club, the first place that a) lets you fly in a MiG jet fighter and b) isn’t in Russia, taking reservations for 2013 now.
Started by an aviation entrepreneur who was looking to book flights on a “very fast, high performance ‘hair on fire’ aircraft,” the Supersonic Club straps you into a dual-seat MiG-21 (of Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Wars fame) and pushes you to supersonic speeds over the wilds of South Africa.
When you’re done, you’ll receive a flight video and digital photos of your adventure, including an inside-the-cockpit pic of the exact moment you break the sound barrier.
As you might expect, membership in the Supersonic Club doesn’t come cheap.
But you can’t pull a few Gs without spending some, too.