We’ve had another few successful training sessions during the last month!
Please find some of the astronauts’ testimonies below:
“Good Afternoon Space-Invaders,
I wanted to take a quick moment to express my gratitude for the experience you afforded me yesterday.
I won't attempt to paraphrase the experience in the tandem cabin of the L-39, except to say that the sensation was full of moments both beautiful and sublime. Despite all the obligatory talk of G-forces, motion-sickness and adrenaline, my short flight was characterized mostly by power, grace and heavenly silence. Fantastic. So thank you all very much again.
Keep the Faith, Liam”
“Dear SXC team,
I can't thank you enough, what you and the rest of the SXC team is building is completely original and offers something way beyond a product or ticket. I am even more confident in the company after becoming acquainted with the participating heavy hitters in medicine, aviation, technology and business.
I just want to let you know that the training was incredible. The Desdemona was something I will never forget. But flying in the jet was way beyond my expectations which were high. I have always wanted to fly in a jet, and it was the single most amazing experience I have ever had to fly around the clouds, feel the g forces as well as weightlessness. I'm still shell shocked by the jet.
Participants from Belgium, Turkey and the United States experienced some serious G-forces during their Desdemona training September 18th. While seated in a simulator, astronauts took off from the digitally reconstructed Curacao Space Port after which they saw the earth’s curve, while feeling the sensation of flying a space aircraft.
Training L-39 Albatross aircraft
Another training on the program was with the L-39 Albatros aircraft. Astronauts and their instructor geared up for a flight in the jet trainer, experiencing superior speed and agility in the Dutch skies.
This last L-39 training mission was extra special, because we were accompanied by the Denham team. They shot their campaign on Eelde air base for the Denham the Jeanmaker SXC training kit. And the model for the day was our very own Harry Van Hulten!