Monday, December 22, 2014

Watch $1.5 Billion of Commercial Aircraft Perform Like Fighter Jets

Kudos to Airbus for having the audacity to do this using five test A350-900 XWB airplanes, its newest wide-body airliner. The stunt was well calculated and the pilots—all of them ex-military aviators—knew exactly what they were doing, but the entire thing still looks insane.

If you think about it, the stakes here are just incredibly high. Not only is there over a billion dollars worth of machinery being flown in extremely tight quarters, but the low visibility and low margin for error means that things could go south very quickly without adequate planning. The sheer size and grace of these machines is just fascinating. A truly epic stunt with incredible photography.


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