These are two worthwhile videos shot from different angles at the Royal International Air Tattoo exhibition earlier this month of a Polish MiG-29 jet going nearly straight-up immediately after takeoff. As a matter of fact, it actually goes further than straight-up and does a full 360-degree loopty loop. I can't even imagine how many G's that pilot must have been pulling. I wouldn't have been able to do it, I know that. I leaned too far back in my office chair after lunch and passed out cold.
Keep going for the videos, then close your eyes and pretend you're a fighter pilot.
Thanks to GW You Suck, who sure knows how to make a guy feel good. I'm gonna take a nap.