Even in our day and age of 24 hour TV, instant messaging and an endless amount of fun little games on our phone, there are still things that compel us to look up and take a breath in wonder. Undoubtedly, the takeoff of a fighter plane is surely one of them. Not unlike a race car before the green light appears, the video builds a presence that is clearly very apparent as you watch from the start as the bird’s sitting on the tarmac.

From standstill to the prospect of awe-inspiring speed in just a few sections this video sets the stage with the engines firing up (and yes a cheeky bus driver that gets in the middle of the frame during takeoff).