Check out this awesome B-1 bomber head-on take off video

B-1 Lancer’s take offs are almost always impressive thanks to the striking afterburners lights.

The following video gives a hint to what a “Bone” head-on take off may look like in case the strategic bomber‘s pilot decides to show some friends the aircraft’s ground effect capabilities.

Noteworthy, the footage was shot at a deployed airbase, most probably Al Udeid, west of Doha, in Qatar: noise abatement and safety procedures stateside usually prevent such maneuvers to be performed at Dyess or Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Nevertheless, “this is f…ing awesome!”

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.