Pretty exciting takeoff from carrier deck

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  1. tailwheel

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    A supremely well-trained US Navypilot, with ice running in his veins instead of blood, fully regains control of his $70 million, F-35, joint strike force fighter, after a problematic vertical take-off attempt. Watch as the rear vertical thruster fires to cause the problem.

    There's nothing about this the pilot enjoys. If he could have ejected at 100' upside down and lived, he would have. Looks like the afterburner kicks in while still vectored for vertical takeoff. Lockheed would call this a software malfunction" and do a little more "regressive testing."

    Good demonstration of power-to-weight ratio of this aircraft! And talk about stability control ... If he didn't come out of the loop wings-level, probably would have been bad news; maybe taking some of the carrier with him! Add to this flying through your own exhaust - can lead to equipment malfunctions, too! As in "flame out."

    The F-35 is a single engine jet with vertical take off/landing capability but at zero airspeed it has the aerodynamics
    of a Steinway piano. This is probably the most unbelievable piece of flying you will ever see in your life.
     

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    Errr...looks like a computer animation to me.
     
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    Yeah, your right. I checked further and found it's a takeoff from a computer game. If that really happened, I would lay odds that the guy is still puckered up.
     
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    There's another post on here showing the same thing. The clip is fake.
     
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