The astoundingly beautiful Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner performed a heart-stopping display during takeoff, during preparation for the 2015 Air Show.
The massive jet takes off at what appears to be a near-vertical angle. While the step ascent looks almost perpendicular, Boeing says it’s not quite as intense as it looks. The footage still has us picking our jaws up off the ground.
Despite the hulking mass of the plane’s build, it lifts off the ground and swoops upward with surprising grace and elegance.
Would you be brave enough to take flight for a takeoff like that? Luckily, for commercial passenger flights it the Dreamliner will follow more traditional takeoff trajectories.