Monarch A320 crosswind takeoff is the pulsating video you won’t be able to take your eyes off

  • This crosswind takeoff by a Monarch A320 is scary and hilarious at the same time
  • It is called a crosswind takeoff
  • Pilots need to adjust their techniques to keep the plane steady

Published on May 15, 2024 at 9:21 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on May 15, 2024 at 10:09 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

This video of a crosswind takeoff by a Monarch A320 is a bit terrifying.

Instead of a regular take off, the plane turns sideways and then somehow balances itself.

But let us assure you that there’s nothing wrong with the plane or the pilot.

It’s what’s technically called a crosswind takeoff.

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The video was uploaded on X by an account called Aviation and shows the pilot’s mastery in piloting the plane even in such harsh conditions.

Now – you may ask – what actually is a crosswind takeoff?

A crosswind takeoff is when a plane ascends with the wind blowing from the side, rather than from directly in front or behind.

In such conditions, pilots need to adjust their techniques to keep the plane steady and safely lift off the runway.

If you watch the video clearly, you can even see the pilot’s head tilting with the tilt of the plane.

Now it’s time to learn a bit more about the star of today’s video – the Monarch A320.

The Monarch A320 is an Airbus A320 plane that was used by Monarch Airlines, and it instantly became popular in the industry right after its introduction.

The plane could usually seat about 180 passengers and ran on two types of engines – CFM56 or IAE V2500.

Additionally, this aircraft used the fly-by-wire flight control system, which was a significant innovation at the time of its introduction.

Car companies like Tesla have introduced a similar feature called drive-by-wire technology in their latest cars.

It shows how the Monarch A320 was ahead of its time.

Unfortunately, Monarch Airlines stopped operating in 2017, so their planes including Monarch A320 are no longer in service.

However, many other airlines still use the Airbus A320 because of its remarkable fuel efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

While this crosswind takeoff video might make us feel a bit uneasy, it’s something seasoned pilots do every now and then.

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Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.