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article imageWatch F-18 pilot perform acrobatics with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

By JohnThomas Didymus     Apr 8, 2013 in Technology
Watch an F-18 pilot demonstrate the acrobatic capabilities of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The pilot flies a Qatar Airways Dreamliner undergoing tests to correct some battery faults.
The plane took off from the runway into the air at the Fanborough International Air Show in Hampshire, England, in July 2012.
An observer, Wonkabar007, filmed the acrobatics and posted it YouTube.
According to Wonkabar007, ex-F-18 Super Hornet display pilot Mike Bryan flew the plane.
Bryan demonstrates what a Boeing 787 can do in the hands of a fighter jet pilot. Watch the pilot take the Dreamliner through stunt routines, including a "40 degree nose take off," a "2G turn," "wing waggle," and "touch and go."
According to the Daily Mail, Boeing said in a release that it flew the "final certification test for the new battery system" on Friday. The flight took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington.
Fifty 787s belonging to eight airlines were grounded in January after an accident in which the lithium-ion batteries aboard a Japan Airlines 787 caught fire.
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