Lonely Planet Writer

Watch this video of an airplane's near vertical take-off in England

If you’re someone that’s scared of flying but put up with getting on an airplane to satisfy your wanderlust, this video is probably going to freak you out big time.

An Airbus A350 (expected to be the new flagship plane model for Virgin Atlantic) took off at such a steep level, it was almost vertical. The take-off occurred at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, last week, and an avid plane-watcher captured the footage. Terrifying is not the word! Let’s hope this doesn’t become a travel trend…

The Airbus A350 has a sleek design. Image: Airbus
The Airbus A350 has a sleek design. Image: Airbus