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Locked, upright position: The Dreamliner's near-vertical takeoff is amazing (and terrifying)

Wouldn’t fancy that with the nerves a little tender.

PastedImage-30785 Source: Youtube/Boeing

NERVOUS FLIERS MIGHT want to look away now.

The Paris Airshow is where it’s at when it comes to the latest in aeronautic engineering.

This year’s event is on next week and Boeing is already out to set down a marker.

And they’ve certainly done that, although set ‘up’ a marker might be a more accurate description.

Boeing’s Dreamliner hasn’t been short of it’s problems, it was grounded almost worldwide in 2013, but it remains their flagship.

Now, a new video released by Boeing has shown the Dreamliner rehearsing ahead of the air show. And it’s terrifying.

It shows the plane taking off almost vertically. Seriously.

There’s not a pilot among us here at, but it looks as though the Dreamliner’s nose is at about an 85 degree angle to the ground below it.

Imagine getting on that after a stag weekend in Prague. No thank you.

The real action starts about 30 seconds in.

Source: Boeing/YouTube

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