The MiG-29 is a twin-engined fighter jet first built in the Soviet Union in the 1980s as a response to the burgeoning air prowess of the United States. Since the dissolution of the USSR, makers Mikoyan have continued to build and develop the MiG, and now exports the aircraft to countries across the world.
One such country is Poland, in Eastern Europe. The Polish Airforce has 32 active MiG-29s in service, which have played a leading role in the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme. In fact, Poland has the highest number of active MiG-29s in Nato.
And we can see why they are so popular. In this video we see the MiG-29 performing a vertical take off. Very few aircraft can achieve this amazing feat, which means that the MiG-29 is among the most elite fighter jets on the planet.
This is one of the most incredible things you will see today!