The video shows take-off of a heavy business jet Challenger 604 from runway 36 of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (IATA: MLE, ICAO: VRMM), more commonly known as Malé International Airport. It is the main international airport in the Maldives and located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, nearby the capital island Malé.
Airport first started out as a small strip of land in the then inhabited island of Hulhulé and was opened on 19 October 1960. The first runway built on Hulhulé Island was made of slotted steel sheets. The dimension of this runway was 75 x 3000 feet. The first aircraft, which landed at the airport, was a Royal New Zealand Air Force Transport plane on 19 October 1960 and the first commercial flight was an Air Ceylon flight landed on this runway was on 10 April 1962.
Today, Ibrahim Nasir International is well connected with major airports around the world, mostly serving as the main gateway into the Maldives for tourists. Moreover, despite the upgrading of Gan Airport to international standard, Ibrahim Nasir International is currently the only internationally active airport in the country.
Take-off from RW36 on the video carried out by hot, slightly cloudy sunny day. Please look on the beautiful view after aircraft has been airborne.
The video was filmed by GoPro 3 camera.