You know there is going to be some good footage when a video begins: "Flown by Boeing test pilots. Do not attempt." The video, shot from a helicopter at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, gives you some incredible closeups of Boeings newly developed 737 MAX showing off its maneuverability.
The Boeing 737 got a big upgrade recently, with new high-bypass turbofan engines and a redesigned wing to support the extra weight. The new engines on the 737 MAX burn up to 20 percent less fuel than previous models, and apparently the more efficient turbofans also pump out plenty of thrust (100 to 120 kN) to allow the jetliner to pull off some pretty impressive aerial maneuvers, including a wildly inclined takeoff.
The 737 MAX is scheduled to enter service with Southwest Airlines in 2017, though it's unlikely the commercial pilots will be pulling these kind of moves in a plane full of passengers and baggage.