A note for those afraid to fly: This video might no be for you.
The Airbus A350 made a spectacular near-vertical takeoff at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire on July 6. Colin Porteous, the aviation enthusiast, was on-hand to record the footage.
“For passenger comfort, the takeoff is normally much less steep with no dramatic turns,” he told UK press. “I suspect there would be a modest increase in G-force for the pilot.”
Virgin Atlantic passengers will be able to experience the plane firsthand, as the company is expected to make the jet its flagship model starting in 2020, Metro UK reported.
The takeoff will likely be smoother.