Thunderbirds Ride Video – The Takeoff and Climb

We got the video issues ironed out (mostly) and we have a post of the takeoff sequence!

Check this out! 0 to 350 KIAS in a matter of seconds and then a 4-5 gee pull-up.

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  1. Andy Small says:

    When you all went to 90 my heart skipped a beat. That was very cool!

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