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Updated Jul 27, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Russian-built jet’s vertical climb will astound

Fast and upright could describe a sprinter during a race. Or it could describe a jet in the air.


A Russian-built MiG-29 was filmed taking off and shortly thereafter flying straight up like a rocket.

It’s been achieved before — there are videos, some of them almost a handful of years old of other MiG-29s in the air purposefully in the upright position.

Boeing posted a video of a 787-9 Dreamliner pulling off a similar stunt for June’s Paris Air Show. Mind you, that is a passenger plane.

It could be argued they are all performing a stall and not actually flying.

It is still spectacular. Most of us can’t even hang a satellite dish on the roof without thinking we’re in danger.


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