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You can bet if there were any passengers on board they would have more than a few unkind words for the captain. Boeing’s expert pilot staff were practicing an extreme vertical takeoff in preparation for the Paris Airshow with a passenger airliner. This was only possible with a very light load and little fuel on board, so don’t expect your captain to try anything like this anytime soon. Watch this video and try to imagine what it must be like attempting to control something this big.