Amazing Hawker takeoff on an improvised jungle runway

What happens in this video ?

After being discovered abandoned in an improvised jungle runway in Guatemala, with fake registration and with removed interior (suspected used of for narco traffic) the Hawker Siddeley HS-125-700A, was impounded by Guatemalan Government. The bumpy take off is performed by a Guatemalan Air Force Pilot.



They do need to be careful about those trees, otherwise they'll crash. Maybe that runway was used for a small, single-engine prop-powered aircraft.
8th September, 2021
Las Vegas

It's a Hawker 800 not 700
20th April, 2020
Carl Hackert
Saratoga Springs, Ny

The initial takeoff roll was hard on the landing gear but this fearless pilot did not hesitate. Good job of maintaining directional control.
4th March, 2020