Video: Unintended Takeoff

Properly secure your aircraft to make sure it remains in one piece.

Sometimes a standard tie-down just isn’t enough. At least that’s the lesson this guy or gal had to learn the hard way. Check out the video below, reportedly shot in Gelendzhik, Russia, and see what can happen when a standard tie-down is subjected to high winds.

To make sure your airplane remains in one piece, check out these tips from our editor-in-chief on the best way to secure your aircraft. That way, you can lower your chances of having to watch your aircraft do an accidental VTOL on YouTube.