Wednesday, September 29, 2010

F-35 Lightning II's Loopy Takeoff

This is how a supremely well-trained US Navy pilot, ice running in his veins instead of blood, fully regains control of his $70 million F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, after a problem-filled vertical take-off attempt.

Watch as the rear vertical thruster fires to save the pilot & aircraft.

The real 'Ice Man' from Top Gun. I would have been screeming like a toked up teenage girl in a Halloween Haunted House.


Ed said...

Isn't that clip the BOMB!


Lickety Splitter said...

That's unBElieVABLE! Mad ass skillz!

Anonymous said...

It looks as if the pilot PLANNED it that way..... it was so perfect.

"Oh... let's do a little trick here, let everyone freak out."

Wow. ice in the veins.... total control over that huge machine.

Sam said...

It's from a video game.