Pilot Makes A Steep Takeoff To Test The Plane's Abilities

StoryfulPublished: March 14, 2017391,923 views
Published: March 14, 2017

Tom Pipe filmed this curious video of a Boeing test pilot performing an incredibly 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 marvelous skill as well as the new plane’s durability.

This peculiar video of a Boeing Dreamliner shows the commercial jet in a steep vertical climb as its Top Gun pilots show off what the cutting-edge jet is actually capable of. Boeing has unveiled the heart-pounding video which shows its expert pilots putting the 787-9 Dreamliner through its paces.

The tense footage shows the airplane rocketing into an almost vertical climb before taking one rather sharp turn “‘round the block”. It is so unusual to watch, we can almost sense the excitement building up. Although it is pretty awesome!

The film was shot to demonstrate the capabilities of the magnificent aircraft. This 787-9 Dreamliner is one of the most technically advanced airlines in the world – and costs an excess of £130 million (Over $174 million). The lightweight airplane can fly higher and faster than any other commercial aircraft, which means passengers suffer less turbulence.

Its body features bigger windows to help flyers enjoy the view from above even better. It also offers passengers a superior level of comfort, with mood lighting and advanced entertainment, so passengers are also treated to far less jet lag. Also, the wings are flexible, strong and help for a smoother ride. Who wouldn’t love to fly with that thing?

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      Jenny · 1 year 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 · 1 year ago

      The G's?

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      TkarenG · 1 year ago

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