Power vertical: MiG-29 rockets skyward on takeoff (VIDEO)

© TopFelya
A Polish Air Force MiG-29 jet performed a spectacular takeoff at the RIAT airshow in the UK, rocketing vertically seconds after liftoff from the airstrip.

The demonstration of the jet’s power was filmed this weekend at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire by a London plane spotter who goes by the alias TopFelya online.

Such a maneuver normally requires the pilot to fire afterburners on takeoff to give extra thrust.