Have you Ever Seen a Takeoff as Steep as This?

StoryfulPublished: March 14, 2017391,141 views
Published: March 14, 2017

Tom Pipe filmed this eyebrow-raising video of a Boeing test pilot performing an insanely steep takeoff while testing the 787-9. The video, captured in Farnborough Airport in England back in July 2014, sees the aircraft embark on an extreme and immediate ascent, at one stage appearing as though the plane was acting like a rocket. It was all for show, demonstrating the pilot’s marvellous skill as well as the new plane’s durability.

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      Jenny · 18 weeks ago

      Planes flying out of Albuquerque, New Mexico over the Sandia mountains have to make a steep takeoff because the mountain range is close and is over 10,000 feet high. I was on one of those planes.

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      gwillybj · 18 weeks ago

      The G's?

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      TkarenG · 18 weeks ago

      Test pilots are a rare and brave (crazy?) breed of person.