Giant Antonov in spectactular crosswind take-off

July 25, 2019

An Antonov AN124 of Antonov Airlines has performed a spectacular take-off from Adelaide Airport in very strong crosswinds on Monday.

As the AN124, lifts-off you can see the wind from the west push the aircraft off the centreline before the pilot kicks in rudder to counter the impact and get the aircraft back on track.

Video credit: ssesprit

The airline was established in 1989 and has a fleet of 13 cargo aircraft including the only AN225, the world’s largest aircraft.

WATCH: Stunning view of three jets passing at high altitude.

The AN225 “Mriya” – was designed and built in Ukraine and is now operated by Kiev-based Antonov Airlines.