A lot of procedures and functions are involved before an aircraft is cleared for takeoff. However, some pilots manage to pull off stunts as though the huge metal birds that they’re flying is no more than a bicycle. The video clip below shows just how steeply you can take off in an aircraft.

The jaw-dropping video shows how the pilot manages to steer the huge plane into an almost 90-degree climb. Now, this is some feat that can be done only by a special few. Apart from the pilot, anyone else in the plane would’ve had undergone a shocking experience.

Though it may appear quite dramatic to the viewers at first, the sharp takeoff is a popular stunt at airshows when the planes are empty of the weight of passengers and luggage while showing off their manoeuvrability at the hands of experienced pilots.

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