In June, Boeing showed off some wicked maneuvers, including a near-vertical takeoff, with its 787 Dreamliner for the Paris Air Show.
If you ever wondered how they pulled it off, you’ll want to take a look at the latest video above. Boeing released the behind-the-scenes footage to show exactly how they shot that incredible video — and what it took to get that Dreamliner ready.
According to Boeing chief pilot Randy Neville in the video, it took seven takeoffs to create that one video. A helicopter with a film crew on board was positioned at different spots to capture the takeoffs from a variety of angles.
In the end, more than 16 hours of raw footage was shot using camera crews aboard the plane and helicopter, and eight Go Pros. The footage was later edited together to create the jaw-dropping original video.
Neville says that despite the fun maneuvers, which would spill a few drinks with passengers on board, everything the Boeing 787 did is possible with a normal load.
“We’re staying in what could normally be flown, even with passengers on board for whatever reason, the airplane could easily handle that maneuvering,” he says.
You can find more details on the 787 at Boeing’s site here.
Watch the original Boeing Paris Air Show video that got the world buzzing below: