As if huge commercial airplanes weren’t extraordinary enough, they get even more incredible with their ability to do the unthinkable. Taking off and landing is perhaps the highlight of any flight. In this incredible video, you see a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner take off nearly vertically from the runway.
It was performed for the upcoming 2015 Paris Air Show where Patrick Smith a pilot says, “Some of what you’re seeing on takeoff is a trick of perspective. It looks like the takeoff is at a near vertical 90 degree angle – trust me it’s not.” “Presumably the plane was very light because it wasn’t carrying any passengers, probably had a very light fuel load, no freight, so it would have been able to perform a steeper than normal ascent – but not to the extent the video seems to show,” he added.
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