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

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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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SmarterEveryDay Mês atrás
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:
Amanuel Berhanu
Amanuel Berhanu 8 dias atrás
The luckiest man on earth I hate you so much. Thank you for sharing such an unreal experience with us. Now I couldn't find my jaw it droped sometime in the video.
Raptary 10 dias atrás
You can recreate the effects of the semicircular canals by just closing your eyes when you're using a playground swing. Your body will start to think that the swing is turning in a given direction even though your body is still moving forward and backwards.
Ralph F
Ralph F 12 dias atrás
Unbelievable!!! Thanks for this great video!
Joshua Stackhouse
Joshua Stackhouse 14 dias atrás
RichardtheStark 26 dias atrás
@Chris Paul I appreciate ur help but I already got an explanation earlier so I'm good. But thank you for the suggestion.
Jareth Clark
Jareth Clark 20 minutos atrás
Yes Destin, you are awesome!!
green31OSU Hora atrás
2:07 Heh, I have that book in my office at work! Got it signed by Dr. Anderson when he visited my university back in the day. His books are amazing both for the first time you're learning fluid dynamics and as a reference for later on in your career.
Josu Gambee
Josu Gambee 2 horas atrás
I want one of those spinny chairs!
Jonathan Wickham
Jonathan Wickham 2 horas atrás
Great videos. You put out a really good vibe.
Adrian Audette
Adrian Audette 3 horas atrás
Kozzyboi 21
Kozzyboi 21 6 horas atrás
Wait..... this guy was offered aviators AND DENIED THEM!!!!!!!!!!
XanderCageGuy 6 horas atrás
Best moment: Ok, Im gonna do a roll ....
mx _qm
mx _qm 9 horas atrás
they sound like the boyz's mic
justforfun919 10 horas atrás
17:05 what is that pop sound?!?
Fiat Multipla
Fiat Multipla 14 horas atrás
You can hear his disappointed for his tapping out at 7 Gs...
Shikhar Tyagi
Shikhar Tyagi 14 horas atrás
I want to experience 30 Gs....please......I want to become flat as paper......I WANNA BREAK THAT JOYSTICK OF THAT JET SO BAD!
Bin 20 horas atrás
why are you so close to the government ?
James Bond
James Bond 20 horas atrás
spice pumpkin
spice pumpkin Dia atrás
you are awesome!
Igor scripting boredom
I watch 5:44 at 0.25 speed for increased epicness :)
Stu Smith
Stu Smith Dia atrás
yued9898 Dia atrás
Did not show your maneuvers (at the end)? They did let you handle the stick? Right?
DjRenect Dia atrás
What an experience to watch! Great video👍
ASMR Richard Paul
“I might black out but I’m gooood”
Jari tikkanen
Jari tikkanen Dia atrás
Wow how nice video behind of action. Never thought that how a speed gage reflect through the sound berried. I am done 4G by Cessna 150 and I couldn't move my legs under 4G so 7 or more ?? Nice video and nice details behind action.
bushmanpm Dia atrás
Sir, I do not think tapping out at 7.2G is anything to be disappointed about. The 9G manouvre was on the cards IF you got to that point. You should be incredibly proud that in one day you went both supersonic AND hit 7.2G! As Mace kept saying, they practice, LOTS! Christ, I'd sell one of my kidneys for an opportunity like that!
Parth Patel
Parth Patel Dia atrás
5:35 why would you decline the OG Aviator Sunglasses?
Roy Zderich
Roy Zderich 2 dias atrás
Men all these G'S are heavy thing. Love these video and all my respects to those great pilots, F16 is an amazing machine. Thunderbirds rocks! coolest video ever!
Owl Byrd
Owl Byrd 2 dias atrás
Awesome Video and very informative1
Julian Hladun
Julian Hladun 2 dias atrás
Pilot: "I hit 9gs going from 2000 to 15000 feet in a few seconds" Dude: "So i've been told that you hit 9gs during your show". Were you even listening? Lol
red horizon
red horizon 2 dias atrás
why dont they pass out? are they specially trained to not be affected?
Erik Strohl
Erik Strohl 2 dias atrás
Because I was inverted
richard bollinger
richard bollinger 2 dias atrás
I got my 9g incentive ride in 2006. TSgt results dropped that day. Found out I made it before my ride.
raphaël Japan
raphaël Japan 2 dias atrás
did you notice the smoke INSIDE at 7.26???
Furry trap Station
Furry trap Station 2 dias atrás
I live there on base housing it’s Biloxi,ms, Harrison county
Judith Bristley
Judith Bristley 2 dias atrás
I would ❤️ to do this
Ashleigh Pankhurst
Ashleigh Pankhurst 2 dias atrás
I would love you to fly with the Red Arrows! Maybe one day you can pull 9G with them :D
Shemie J
Shemie J 2 dias atrás
2020: F-16 2025:SpaceX Starship
yughandhar bhadragiri
yughandhar bhadragiri 2 dias atrás
what is meant by 9g
Gacha Lexia
Gacha Lexia 2 dias atrás
In France the rafale's can break the sound barrier everywhere so yeah it's different from the US
Rahul Debnath
Rahul Debnath 3 dias atrás
Ones head is reaching its limit and one is having fun😂 pilots really😂
Rahul Debnath
Rahul Debnath 3 dias atrás
The gray vision or narrow vision caused due to circulation of blood into your head which must have been prevented by the jumpsuit upto somepoint
Kemar Edwards
Kemar Edwards 3 dias atrás
This totally brilliant...I love it
Laz Pistolaz
Laz Pistolaz 3 dias atrás
12:19 *Hollow Point Jet*
Emancia Outerbridge
Emancia Outerbridge 3 dias atrás
4:15 ...and to take a closer look at that, let's review what we did in a previous episode... Barret .50bmg M107 sniper noise intensifies
luxfry_ ttv
luxfry_ ttv 4 dias atrás
imagine being so chill u can chill out with military
wannabeangler 4 dias atrás
My buddy just retired from Langley as a Full Bird Colonel. He was an F-22 pilot. When he was active, he offered me a flight in a T-38. I turned it down due to health and I slap myself everyday for passing up the chance. Great video! Thanks for sharing!
Duke49th 4 dias atrás
With a FLCS and HOTAS I think I would prefer flying this over any Cessna etc. I heard pilots saying it is indeed easier to fly an F-16, than it is even in a Simulator.
GamerChillz 4 dias atrás
If your going supersonic your going faster that the speed of sound right so would you honestly hear the sonic boom? In all honestly things probably got fairly quiet can't say I've gone that fast like you have it's just an educated guess lemme know if I'm right or wrong
Rvlxn 4 dias atrás
I'm In bama rn on vaca and the blue Angel's flew over me
Akhil 4 dias atrás
Hey what was that imagery thing that you said with that bullet explanation, really curious.please respond
Robert Kingsbury
Robert Kingsbury 4 dias atrás
Total Respect.
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Coy Leigh
Coy Leigh 4 dias atrás
Both of the pilots that you spoke with were so humble and kind. Very cool. Certainly makes you proud to be an American! :)
Coy Leigh
Coy Leigh 4 dias atrás
You missed on a chance to look legendary when you turned down the aviators.
Paxton Wojtowick
Paxton Wojtowick 5 dias atrás
Humility is paramount and often gets lost in the flash and noise... But Destin, do you realize you're on pace to be the guy who has done the most "coolest junk ever"? Thanks for taking us all along with you, and always being positive!
Vodkacannon 5 dias atrás
I've experienced this effect in a spinning roller coaster, it feels very uncomfortable, it makes me want to throw up.
Marcus F-U
Marcus F-U 5 dias atrás
I love space & flight things
Mario Rodriguez
Mario Rodriguez 5 dias atrás
Nick Barnett
Nick Barnett 5 dias atrás
This is something I really want to do but I’ll never get a chance to do it
Dave 444
Dave 444 5 dias atrás
That was a great video, thanks for explaining all the intricacies, incredible! LOL
Joe Duke
Joe Duke 5 dias atrás
THAT... was hilarious, thanks.
Bob Sentany
Bob Sentany 5 dias atrás
michael tabor
michael tabor 5 dias atrás
gee, those flyover sure help with covid, huh?
Faith Hilton
Faith Hilton 5 dias atrás
how do you get to fly with them?
McKevin Dauntless
McKevin Dauntless 5 dias atrás
I think if this will be one of my online class, i better go drop out. Haha just kidding
Happy Funtimes
Happy Funtimes 6 dias atrás
I just don't get how the turbulence doesn't interfere with the previous pilots!
Steven Reviews
Steven Reviews 6 dias atrás
Sorry if you put your visor down,that means you're up to get shot down by an F-14
Rene Pajaron
Rene Pajaron 6 dias atrás
My anxiety is like: I "DIE" DOING THAT!!!! Tempt me!!!!
Leg3nd Assass1n
Leg3nd Assass1n 6 dias atrás
Next aircraft video: Going past Mach 3 in the last SR-71 still flying.
Robert Lafnear
Robert Lafnear 6 dias atrás
When they flew over RENO (2019) what a thrill just to see them ... and you get to ride in one of those planes........... Ahh............... what can I say but these are Americas best. Thank You T-Birds for a fantastic pre show over my head and from my backside on Friday at RENO. And a big Thank You for the video.
Federico Gacho
Federico Gacho 6 dias atrás
I wonder what these pilots think about the Star Wars X wing Fighters, i wonder if some day they will be able to fly to outer space and re enter like an X wing does in the movie
Bryan Shaffer
Bryan Shaffer 6 dias atrás
soooo are we not going to talk about Major Curren"s cake?
Myles Kidd
Myles Kidd 6 dias atrás
I love the bit about the otolith organs. I am a Flight Instructor and I use that clip to teach my students about spacial disorientation while in instrument meteorological conditions.
Hashir Wani
Hashir Wani 6 dias atrás
I wonder why Pakistanis are feeling smug!
Henrypika 6 dias atrás
"Pulled 10Gs on that maneuver; my skull's just caved in on itself" - AFP95
killercivic2001 6 dias atrás
"humbled by force" very well said ^^
Daniel Tilton
Daniel Tilton 7 dias atrás
20:10 Sounds like your ego was writing checks your body couldn't cash. iykyk
Tyrant A.Devillier
Tyrant A.Devillier 7 dias atrás
The Chinese are ready to help us up to 5G
bill hanna
bill hanna 7 dias atrás
Hey its just come out the F35 is banned from flying in thunderstorms & is only allowed to fly at supersonic speed for no more than 3 to 4 minutes , Something to do with the materials , got any info.
palearagorn 7 dias atrás
what mace windu said came out of one ear and out the other
european royalty
european royalty 7 dias atrás
Anyone know why the pilot has no g suit
Eric Van Maanen
Eric Van Maanen 7 dias atrás
COOL Thank You!
Oscar Caetano
Oscar Caetano 7 dias atrás
now i understand why carol danvers is the most powerfull character in the MCU, she was a pilot.
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