Airbus’ Incredible Vertical Take-Off Gets Plane Off The Ground

CatersTVPublished: April 10, 20184,282 views
Published: April 10, 2018

A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take off, and land vertically. This classification can include a variety of types of aircraft including fixed-wing aircraft as well as helicopters and other aircraft with powered rotors, such as cyclogyros/cyclocopters and tiltrotors. The idea of vertical flight has been around for thousands of years and sketches for a VTOL (helicopter) shows up in Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbook.

There are many videos with astonishing airplanes’ maneuvers but this is the most another heart-pounding video that went viral showing expert pilots putting a passenger plane through its paces. It shows the moment an Airbus A350 makes a near-vertical take-off. The incredible footage, captured at the Farnborough Air Show in Hampshire, UK, shows the giant plane rise rapidly into the air seconds after taking off. The display of acrobatics is aimed at demonstrating the new model’s capabilities.

The footage showing an almost immediate rise of the Airbus A350 after take-off, is well-captured by Colin Porteous, an aviation enthusiast from Farnborough. He captures the footage during the main event where the Airbus A350 take-off from runway 24. This aviation aficionado said: “For passenger comfort the take off is normally much less steep with no dramatic turns”.

We are left dumbfounded by the mere sight of this near 90 degree, vertical Airbus A350 take-off. We can see how the aircraft performs a touch and go lift-off and there is not actually a modest increase in G-force for the pilot.

The Airbus A350 - an extra wide bodied aircraft - can seat up a total of 366 passengers, has a wingspan of 64.75m and has a range of 8 100 nautical miles.

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    Curtmaloy1 · 4 weeks ago

    Will you people please hire a professional pilot to comment on aviation videos. This and virtually every other aviation video you post has narrative which is embarrassingly amateurish and full of completely erroneous comments which make you and the author look silly

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    tycotech · 4 weeks ago

    This anything BUT VTOL. It's called perspective, if you were viewing this from the side you'd see it was moving forward, a lot.

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    murrayfam10 · 3 weeks ago

    I bet any modern passenger plane could do this if it was empty of all passengers and cargo and barely fueled.