A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took flight in an astounding near-vertical takeoff as it displayed at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport, Thursday. Footage of the plane training for the stunt went viral when Boeing put it online a week ago.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. The VC10 was doing these take off over 40 years ago. The demand was for such a aircraft but the back handers and corruption saw the big order to to Boeing which needed over 3 times the length of runway at the time. The company pretty much died a death after they declined to pay for the ordered aircraft. Nothing new here..It's old tech…recycled for today's people..

  2. That wasn't filmed at the Paris Air Show.  Le Bourget doesn't have a runway 14L, nor any parallel runways for that matter.  Neither does Farnborough.  I think this was just practice for the pilots, prior to the airshow, and to purposely set up for a great video, at Grant County airport, near Moses Lake in Washington state.

  3. Why is there suddenly this thing that every airshow takeoff has to be called "near vertical"? They're not. Nowhere near. I've seen the in-cockpit video from the A350: it's 30 degrees noseup. No more than that. The dreamliner did maybe 40, if you really do the math it is evident even from the extremely spectacular rehearsal video published by Boeing themselves. The A380 probably did 30, too.

  4. Did they have to resurrect the ghost of mohamed atta to handle a heavy like that? Or is it really just so easy "anybody could do it"? lol

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