GOING SUPERSONIC with U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds! Pulling 7 G's in an F-16 -Smarter Every Day 235

18 Mei 2020
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This flight took place on May 3, 2019 in Biloxi Mississippi. The reason it took so long to release is the high amount of research I wanted to do before releasing the video. I even visited the Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson AFB to discuss some aspects of this video with Aerodynamicists. Synchronizing all this footage and coordinating additional B Roll with the Thunderbirds Public Affairs Officer also required a lot of effort.
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I've been around a lot of pilots and ground crew in my life and I must say that the professionalism displayed by the Thunderbirds was astounding. Their goal is to inspire and demonstrate the capabilities of the US Air Force, so I'll take it a step further. If you're a smart young person who is interesting in changing your life for the better, strongly consider the Air Force. The job market isn't the best at the moment but the Air Force still has opportunities available for you to learn incredible skills even if you're not interested in flying. They manage everything from logistics, electronics, aerospace, cyber and even space systems. The threats to freedom are becoming more complex, and in my experience working for the Department of Defense over a 15 year span (even longer if you count my work as a contractor) The US Air Force consists of some of the most intelligent service members our country has. These people are book-smart, but also have the confidence to solve real world problems with their own hands. If I have a complex aerodynamic question, my first call is usually to someone in the Air Force, because they understand these complex phenomena intuitively. For example, in this video you would hear Flack and I talking about pitot tubes in flight. We also had other discussions about fuel burn rates, Prandtl Glauert, weather.... all kinds of things. Simply put, if you're looking for direction in your life, and you're good with science and math... consider the Air Force. That being said, they also need other types of skills as well. Logisticians, writers, creative people who know how to solve complex problems in unique ways.
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  • This video was the opportunity of a lifetime. When asked if I wanted to fly in an F-16, I said "Yes please, and there are some things I'd like to study. Can we try supersonic flight at different altitudes?" I'm very grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank Flack and the rest of the US Air Force Thunderbirds. This flight took place on May 3rd, 2019. This Spatial Disorientation training is something all fighter pilots go through so they can understand how their own physiology works under these conditions. Thank you for watching and learning with me. I always wanted to know what happened in the cockpit when a jet goes supersonic. If you think this kind of content is worthy of your support, you can become a patron at: www.patreon.com/smartereveryday

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay9 bulan yang lalu
    • I really want to fly in a jet, but I doubt I’d ever get the chance

      Rubb3r LizardRubb3r Lizard5 hari yang lalu
    • Could use some inertial dampeners for the SR-72 - Private sales would be nice.

      tyler maloneytyler maloney7 hari yang lalu
    • you are lucky mate! I wish I could do that, but I have motion sickness too I can't really do those gs cause I get really sick

      DJ ReiserDJ Reiser18 hari yang lalu
    • He did not seem interest in u

      Frosty CodmFrosty Codm22 hari yang lalu
    • He let you fly the jet?

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  • Dustin, you have a great life.

    bimmergeekbimmergeek55 menit yang lalu
  • @ 24:50 Almost look like she left the earth

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  • just how do u evenride a plane thats so cool n enter industries n alll how izit is the free jet ride free

    scarlet 001scarlet 0013 jam yang lalu
  • I love the fact that they put his name on the jet

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  • i barely stand 1 G

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  • Blue Angels still cooler but this was still fire

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  • Outstanding!

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  • Destin, What was that cracking sound when you were doing high G manuvers? Love your vids :)

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  • this is hardcore AF

    Chairman MeowChairman Meow2 hari yang lalu
  • Dude my eyes do that due to vertigo, vertigo is horrible to live with.

    Jimmy StevensJimmy Stevens2 hari yang lalu
  • The f-16 fighting falcon more commonly known as the "viper"? Huh? No you were right the first time. Never heard it called the viper in my life.

    Jason KingJason King2 hari yang lalu
  • I had that humbling kind of experience during dialysis. My blood pressure got so low that everything was going dark. I could not even talk to call a tech. It was good that the machine notice something was not right and got the attention of the tech. They laid me strait and pumped half a bag of saline back in me. Took about ten minutes before I got my wits back.

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  • Great channel, Amazing video

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  • Dustin, prob won't read this, hehe, but kinda looks like you might have had a mild panic attack( if you've never experienced ). I'm an expert, trust me. Hypoxia + strange environment + unsettling things equals panic attack, even if not predisposed.

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  • Excellent! Enjoy all of your videos, but really loved this one.

    Michael CaamanoMichael Caamano2 hari yang lalu
  • When I was in my twenties, I was a glider pilot. Nothing special. In the Netherlands you are not a millionair doing that. You simply join a club. So, we had an aerobatic twin. And we loved to try our G limit. I believe that plane was certified up to 7 or 8 G, in calm air. Being healthy young men, pulling 6 G's, during a very steep turn, was no problem. Can you imagine? Try that in your average Cessna. You would bend the wing. Squeeeeek, oops... Never underestimate those funny glider pilots, please.

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  • "We're goin' ballistic!"

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  • I wanna be a pilot when I grow up and I’m gonna start in the air force

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  • "I could not think at all, my brain just stopped working" ....that sounds wonderful

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    • you okay? like, are you good? lmao

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  • Your ears control you body

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  • I'm an average joe, but I'll say I'm proud of our Air Force. The intelligence, discipline, and training that is taught says something about our history and leaders. Also how I should live my everyday life.

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  • Thank you for portraying our military in such high regards. Not to mention the education

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  • "confidence and humility"...so true. Destin...you are super human. This is by far one of my favorite places to be on the internet. And "smarter every day" is now my life mantra. I just changed career to be a STEAM teacher to kids...an American in Japan. You were a big inspiration. If you ever get out this way...I would be honored to host you. Thank you for all that you do to share your knowledge with us.

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  • I just noticed that the pilot didn't have a G-Suit on

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  • So you are going to lay back are receive the Gizz 😆🤣😂

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  • Bro you declined a set of airforce aviators, looking cool is not something you will ever have to worry about..

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  • “It’s gunna be fine” Almost passes out during 7G maneuver, then bails out.

    Rubb3r LizardRubb3r Lizard5 hari yang lalu
    • I won't lie, bit disappointing. lol~ I mean, he was stronger than he thought he was. He didn't even G-loc that entire time. Lot of people pass out long before that. He should have gone for it. I mean, he'll never get another shot at it. None of us will either.

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  • I remember the first time I rode a proper super bike motorcycle with 205 hp at the rear wheel, and the power it had on acceleration made me almost black out. 205 hp doesnt sound like a lot but it is for a bike that barely weighs 400lbs and a 190 lb rider. 0-60 on it is about 2.3 seconds. people are hitting 185 mph on these in 16 seconds from a standing start. i had never experienced such force before. it got kind of dangerous because I'm out on a public road. I only took it up to about 45 mph but I had to fight it to stay awake for a second after rolling off the throttle. now it doesn't even begin to bother me. kind of like what she is saying. you get used to it.

    blue03r6blue03r65 hari yang lalu
  • Here's one question, will you feel the pain of g's if your numb?

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  • Why do I not 'like' Dustin? I can't put it into words. I just do not.

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  • Wow impressive

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  • Sounds like a lot of fun! But i’d definitely rather be in my mrap taking bs than be in the air.

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  • Flying in a fighter jet is one thing I haven't gotten to do that I regret, but I did get some stick time in a T-34 back in the day. I would like to note...the Blue Angels don't wear G suits when they fly. Just saying...

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  • I'd wager most of us think we could take those Gs, until you actually feel it and get humbled. It's a testament to fighter pilot training and physical fitness. Anyone who can fly a fighter jet is a legit elite athlete. Mace said a couple weeks off makes it harder to take the Gs, that shows you how hard it is.

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  • Thunderbirds or blue Angeles

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  • how come those fighterjet pilots don't feel nauseous after rolling and taking those G's? Does this mean that you can train your vestibular organ?

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  • Wow

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  • At 24:26 you can see his G-suit operating, I've always wanted to see that.

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  • why would you say no to aviator sunglasses in that situation????

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  • there's always a bigger fish, stay humble my friend

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  • I'd have to loose so much weight to ever fly with them. But I bet it be fun.....for a minute.

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  • Destin....the beginning of the flight it looked like your flight suit was smoking. What up with dat?

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  • I flat out love those fly boys and girl. Mace

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  • 21:51 do it with cats hold them and turn them round with you and see its eyes they will see left and right

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  • 6:35 Canopy closed

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  • Amazing. Mace is incredible.

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  • I will be honest. I am totally jealous of your experience. I spent 21.5 years in the Air Force and got to sit in a Thunderbird, once, but I never flew or pulled G's in one of them. That was totally cool! Even with you tapping out on the 9G turn, you did well and you got an experience that I would love to have experienced personally.

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  • Am i the only one who felt the actual gravity like while watching this and about to pass out anytime?

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