Boeing took their company’s 787 Dreamliner to the next level after releasing a video of Boeing test pilots doing stunts with the aircraft.
Boeing test pilots Capt. Randy Neville, Capt. Van Chaney, and Capt. John Misuradze put a Japan All Nippon Airways 787-9 to the test over Moses Lake, Washington.
The 787 Dreamliner’s routine is a teaser for next week’s Farnborough Airshow in England. The event comes just ahead of Boeing’s 100th year anniversary.
The video begins with the aircraft nearly climbing upwards at a 90 degree angle. Last year at the Paris Air show, the pilots did the same type of climb with a Vietnam Airlines 787-9, which wowed the crowds.
The plane flying at the airshow this year is decorated with decals featuring Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms, which are both two of the nation’s symbols.
The Boeing 787’s powerful engines are able to fully lift a loaded plane that weighs 280 tons. When the aircraft is not loaded, it is able to do some incredible air maneuvers.
The practice run also included an amazing “touch and go” maneuver where the aircraft touches its wheels on the ground making it seem as if it is going to land, but then flies up and away again. This same stunt won’t be done at the Farnborough Airshow because it was banned due to the wing’s coming too close to the runway.