Insane video shows an F-16 taking off to 15,000 feet in 20 seconds

Actual flight time to an altitude of about 2.5 miles: 20 seconds

The following video was filmed from inside the cockpit of a Pakistan Air Force F-16 BM Block 15 belonging to 11 th Squadron “Arrows,” piloted by TAI test pilot Murat Keles (in the front seat) and Murat Özpala (in the rear seat) during a test flight.

The F-16 takes off, gains speed at low altitude few feet above the runway and then climbs vertically above the clouds reaching well over 2.5 miles in altitude in a matter of 45 seconds from the beginning of the roll on the tarmac with the actual flight time of less than 20 seconds.

Pretty impressive, isn’t it?

This is the kind of performance you’d expect  in an interceptor.

Read the original article on The Aviationist.

Source Business Insider

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