12/06/2015 09:14 BST | Updated 12/06/2015 16:59 BST

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Pilot Performs Near Vertical Take Off Ahead Of The Paris Air Show

We'll cut straight to the chase, this video shouldn't exist.

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a passenger plane, it has absolutely no right defying all laws of aerodynamics and taking off in a near vertical climb. That's a stunt that has been traditionally left to the fighter jets, helicopters and idiots with jet packs.

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Yet here it is, a 280 passenger airliner doing acrobatics as though it were nothing more than a Sunday walk in the park.


While it's highly unlikely that a 787 pilot is ever going to need to fly his plane like a fighter jet it's somewhat reassuring to know that technology and engineering has now come so far that you can throw a hundred tonnes of metal through the air as though it were a leaf on the wind.

So why do this aeronautical peacocking? Well the pilots are practising ahead of the Paris Air Show where Boeing, Airbus and others will demonstrate that modern passengers planes may look roughly the same as they always have but can now do some pretty incredible things.

Just take a look at this for example: The world's largest airliner the Airbus A380 performing a near-identical take off at the Paris Air Show last year.

Or if you're looking for something seriously impressive, then here's Airbus' new A400M transport plane doing an inverted loop.

This plane can carry tanks...

This new Dreamliner, seen as one of the most environmentally friendly of large passenger planes, follows the Boeing 787-8.

More than 500 of the 787-9s have been ordered by 30 customers.

The 787-9 is just one of the 38,000 new planes that world airlines are expected to order over the next 20 years, according to a forecast this week by Boeing.

The total value of these new aircraft is estimated at 5.6 trillion dollars (£3.61 trillion).