It looks like it's done to showcase the impressive level of
skill & control that the pilot is able to achieve w/ this aircraft.
Sort of like the Ken Block Gymkhana video series, where he's
showing off amazing car control, but you would never want to drive
like that except in a drifting contest.
Stretching the definition of 'practical', if you needed to tow
something a short way & you had no pickup truck available, but
somehow you did have a Chinook helicopter w/ a world-class
pilot.... this would kind of be an option