Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.
Some things make sense to me.
With others, I struggle.
So when I watch this footage of a Polish Air Force MiG-29 taking off, I go along for the ride. Until my stomach takes an involuntary turn.
I imagine, you see, what it would be like to be in the cockpit as the pilot decides to have a little fun.
The takeoff seems entirely normal until the pilot appears to push the "Make Like A Rocket" button. Suddenly, the plane turns to the vertical and rises like a NASA shuttle.
Polish pilots are world-renowned for their extraordinary skills, even the ones on the national airline LOT. (I used to fly it all the time.) This must clearly be just another example.
The MiG-29 has been around since the 1970s. But I wonder how often its pilots have performed this maneuver. It might remind some of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner offering at this year's Paris Air Show.
But that was a more graceful, slow-motion and not-quite-as-vertical affair. This appeared to be so fierce and dynamic as to be utterly frightening.
I know some of you have your own private planes. I hope, should you choose to try such a maneuver, that you know what you're doing.
I'll stay down here on earth and happily watch the film, thanks.