In a stunt considered delightful by many (though deeply anxiety-inducing to many others), a pilot managed to perform an almost vertical takeoff with a large Airbus A350 at the ILA Berlin air show in April.
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According to the Points Guy — who took a peek inside the plane at ILA Berlin — this particular plane is often used for fun stunts like this one. And while there were no passengers on board (obviously), the plane is fitted with all the standard seating you’d find on a plane used for commercial flight.
To see the takeoff in action, via video courtesy of Cargospotter, skip ahead to the 0:49 mark.
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