It looks like Zero Gravity Corporation is back flying after a gap of about a year and a half. The company had a legal dispute with the owners of the engines on its Boeing-727 aircraft. It also needed re-certification of its plane by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The company put out a press release this week celebrating its 10th anniversary and announced a 20 percent discount in its ticket price. It is reproduced below.
ARLINGTON, Va., September 22, 2015 (ZERO-G PR) – For 10 years, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) has been operating commercial weightless flights in a specially modified Boeing-727 aircraft, known as G-FORCE ONE®. In recognition of the anniversary, all clients who purchase seats on the ZERO-G Experience® scheduled to fly in 2015 will receive a 20 percent discount off of the US$4,950 retail price.
“We’ve flown over 500 weightless flights with more than 12,000 clients, including notables like Stephen Hawking, James Cameron, Kate Upton, Halle Berry, Martha Stewart, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Dyrdek. It’s been amazing!” said Terese Brewster, president and COO of ZERO-G. “In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, we want to say ‘thank you’ by discounting all remaining 2015 seats.”
ZERO-G has hosted global brands including Nokia, Stoli Vodka, Unilver’s AXE and MasterCard who have desired an inspirational and unique backdrop for their campaigns. During the ZERO-G Experience®, specially trained pilots perform a series of parabolic arcs to create a weightless environment allowing passengers to float, flip, and soar through the plane as if they are in space. These flights are not simulated – ZERO-G is the first and only Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved provider of commercial weightless flights.
“We also would like to thank our employees and partners who work together seamlessly to provide the most amazing weightless experience to the public. And we warmly welcome Everts Air Cargo to the ZERO-G family. Their wonderful team of professionals will manage our aircraft operations and we look forward to flying with them for decades to come,” continued Ms. Brewster.
“This is an excellent time to join the ZERO-G team. Not only is the experience the next best thing to launching in space, but more importantly, ZERO-G operates under the highest safety standards as set by the FAA (Part 121). Everts Air Cargo is excited to be a part of the ZERO-G Experience®. Our staff is ready to manage the aircraft operations and assist ZERO-G as they continue to ‘go weightless’ across the United States,” said Robert W. Everts, CEO of Everts Air Cargo.
For information on upcoming flight dates and to reserve a seat, please visit www.gozerog.com.
Zero Gravity Corporation is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company whose mission is to make the excitement and adventures of space accessible to the public. The experience offered by ZERO-G is the only commercial opportunity on Earth for individuals to experience “weightlessness” without going to space. ZERO-G’s attention to detail, excellent service and quality of experience combined with its exciting history has set the foundation for the most exhilarating adventure-based tourism. For more information about ZERO-G, please visit www.gozerog.com.
About Everts Air Cargo
Everts Air Cargo is a United States Supplemental Airline headquartered in Fairbanks Alaska, serving Alaska, North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The fleet includes jet and turbo-prop aircraft, as well as, vintage DC-6 and C-46 classic propliners. Everts initiated scheduled 121 supplemental all cargo service in 1995 and strategically developed the airline to include a fleet of large airliners for domestic and international service alongside its sister company, Everts Air Alaska, which provides scheduled and charter passenger and cargo to bush destinations in Alaska. For more information, please visit www.evertsair.com.