5 adventures for the adrenaline addict

Fly a MiG-31 fighter jet over Moscow or stage a James-Bond style jump into the Switzerland's Verzasca Dam. These days, thrill seekers are redefining adventure travel -- here's how.

MiGs Over Moscow
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
MiGs Over Moscow
$27,000 per person, including hotel

Not satisfied with earth-bound adventures? Try flying a MiG-31 Foxhound fighter jet courtesy of Sarasota, Fla.-based Incredible Adventures. Soon-to-be top guns (no prior experience necessary) are met by company representatives in Moscow and transferred to the Sokol Aircraft Plant in the Russian town of Nizhny Novgorod.

After security clearance, a medical check (those with excessively high blood pressure need not apply) and flight suit fitting, high-altitude addicts take off with the assistance of a Russian test pilot, and loop, roll or just race really, really fast in a real military jet fighter. The airborne maneuvers are only limited to what "your stomach can handle," said Jane Reifert, president of the company. Once you're safely back on the ground, Incredible Adventures can also arrange a day or two of touring in Moscow before heading home.

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