So a couple of days ago, a video appeared on YouTube and Facebook showing the takeoff of an Emirates A380 from the airport on Mauritius. One might assume that this is nothing special. Probably just a planespotter standing next to the runway filming. Well, you’re wrong.
The video shows the take off captured by a drone, flying very close to the aircraft directly in the departure path. But see it by yourself:
Despite a lot of claims that this must be fake, it actually appears to be real. A few proofs are that the landscape is way to detailed to be fake. You can see cars moving, waves are moving, the weather is accurate, there are boats driving around, …
The aircraft is accurate as well. You can see tiny stabilization movements, the speed is correct, the take off procedure is on point, …
There are two great analysis videos that are discussing whether is real or not:
They’re both from the same user and he thinks, that it’s real.
Personally, it looks real to me. And despite the great footage, it’s reckless and dangerous flying a drone so close to an airplane and airport.
But what do you guys think? Real or Fake?
PS: I looked very carefully and I didn’t find a duplicate. It surprised me though that nobody posted that yet, so if there’s already another post that I have mist accidentally, I’m sorry :)