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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  • 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

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay14 күн мурун
    • Hi all. I wonder if small pilots have an easier time dealing with high G-forces compared to tall pilots. My reasoning is that short people can gain higher power-to-weight ratios than tall people do. Given equal fitness levels, small pilots would be lighter than large/tall pilots and they'd have less weight to support during hard G pulls and more strength to do so. Are there physicists or engineers out there that could tell me if I have a point or not?

      Marco PlebaniMarco Plebani8 саат мурун
    • The RedBull Air Racers pull 12gs in a turn, but only for moments. G's are harder to handle when you're a passenger. Good job on 7.2!

      Maxwell Power Services LlcMaxwell Power Services Llc15 саат мурун
    • What an incredible experience! life changing and life affirming for sure, lucky guy

      mojorising0071950mojorising0071950Күн мурун
    • You seem to be a total douche.

      Dave MoneyDave MoneyКүн мурун
    • i long ago went through most of USAF flight training & myself flew the Cessna T-37 jet & never ever forgot that incredible experience. Not near supersonic but for me plenty fast & being fully acrobatic & do recall pulling lesser G's probably a max of 5 - & always since wondered until now about the supersonic experience I never had. Your's is a wonderful video in so many ways - truly teriffic & finally filled me in with distinct & thrilling pleasure to say nothing of new knowledge which is certain to impact my next images as artist in NYC. bill rabinovitch on FB.

      Bill RabinovitchBill RabinovitchКүн мурун
  • The moon landing people. The moon landing.

    David KimDavid Kim4 саат мурун
  • Super soni let's go

    Zach AmosZach Amos5 саат мурун
  • i would literally donate a liver for doing this, unfortunately I don‘t think you are allowed to fly a jet with only 1 liver :(

    Bondman007Bondman0075 саат мурун
  • Destin, your videos are amazing. I really appreciate the work you put into them and the easy to understand explanations of the science behind what is happening. Thank you so much! Been a fan for years now.

    Dave SmithDave Smith5 саат мурун
  • Have to say that I was nervous when he claimed up that ladder lol😂😂

    lol lollol lol5 саат мурун
  • Since we are mostly science loving people are, lets get reminded that democracy can just bound those incredible machines to only reasonable deeds, i mean guys, i love that stuff but, it is just built to destroy gracefully so it scares me so deeply. Say no to the US foreign policy around the planet, its your army, your people, your money, so you should decide what would be the life of those fighters and humble superhumans. Peace

    Mohammed MekkawyMohammed Mekkawy5 саат мурун
  • How come I wasn’t following you before 😱 man that’s a dream experience.

    Ibrahim AwwadIbrahim Awwad5 саат мурун
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="134">2:14</a> : looks like the guy from "We are number one!" xD

    Hanno PenningHanno Penning5 саат мурун
  • Rafale : 9 to 11G, 5.5G with maximum load. And it is it's sustained.. Yeah... US Air Force REALLY need to stop thinking that the F-16 is still a good aircraft... Well, it is, it WAS, don't get me wrong, but when you make a quick comparison with newer fighters or Omnirole.... ehh.... The F-16 can do 9 G's, but it's PEAK Like I said, it's a good aircraft but.... stop thinking it's the best....

    RexeitRexeit5 саат мурун
  • That guy looks like a fighter pilot.

    ATMATM5 саат мурун
  • Royal Air Force Red Arrows - 'cute' ...!

    Stefan LeggottStefan Leggott5 саат мурун
  • If I was there.. as soon as I saw the jet I would’ve shitted myself

    LemonLemon6 саат мурун
  • You declined a pair of Aviators from the Air Force? You moron!

    Stefan LeggottStefan Leggott6 саат мурун
  • When you learn about Bernoulli and the Pitot tubes in school

    zaxos labropouloszaxos labropoulos7 саат мурун
  • Oh, I do 16g in war thunder

    GbombMrGbombMr7 саат мурун
  • Extremely impressed with the science behind g forces..superbly explained..

    Viral ModyViral Mody7 саат мурун
  • When I fractured my skull I couldn't go on swings of spin round left temporal something plus a cyst in the left trigon. My vestibular system is messed up big time now 😩😥. I broke my neck and suffered chiari malformation and need it sorting. Either way I wouldn't handle any of this now. When I was a kid I used to spin really fast on my knees I used to buzz off it. Yet after the huge fall I damaged my brain pretty bad. Hope this helps you in someway. Oh a side note when I fly now I get really sick with pressure and I swell all over. I can literally feel the pressure. When I sleep after a flight my body below my head goes chronically numb I can not move it scared me and begged my partner to quickly move me I cried with fear. I couldn't move couldn't physically do anything but scream. Move my arms please turn me please help I screamed. Omg Omg never again will I fly 😭😖😩😱🤢🥵

    264 715264 7157 саат мурун
  • Thank you fellow Huntsvillian.

    Carl W. SamplesCarl W. Samples7 саат мурун
  • I wish they wouldn't compact the audio. Like take a breath.

    Dale JDale J8 саат мурун
  • The pilot constantly talking to him to make him comfortable.

    doliio volaydoliio volay8 саат мурун
  • Hello Friend Very Good presentation and as the guy said in video at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="170">02:50</a> to nearly <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="176">02:56</a> minutes where the guy said if you are in fighter plane at controls and if you fly like an arc you would feel being pushed through the seat because of radio acceleration , WELL YOU GUYS SRE REALLY GOOD BUT WHAT THOUGHT WENT THROUGH MY MIND WAS THAT WHILE FLYING LIKE AN ARC AT THAT SPEED IT'S FORCE THAT WAS ACTING TANGENTIALLY OUTWARDS THAT GIVES THE FEELING OF BEING PUSHED THROUGH THE SEAT IN THE DIRECTION AS IS EXPLAINED OR PRESENTED BY HOST IN VIDEO AND SAID BECAUSE OF RADIO ACCELERATION WHICH IS GOOD PRESENTATION. WHILE THE PHYSIO MOVED THE HOST AROUND AND THEN EXPLAINED MEDICAL SCIENCE WAS ALSO GOOD WHICH IN PHYSICS SIMPLY MAKES SENSE OF INERTIA WHICH IS TENDENCY OF PHYSICAL BODY TO MAINTAIN THE STATE OF REST OR MOTION BUT VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPLAIN THINGS BY PHYSIO USING A BOTTLE AND DEMONSTRATING. ANYWAYS REALLY COOL VIDEO. I JUST COMMENTED THE THOUGHTS THAT WENT THROUGH MY MIND, NOTHING ELSE AND I DON'T WISH TO TEACH ANYTHING TO DO GOOD AWESOME PEOPLE, THANKS

    Ajay TiwariAjay Tiwari8 саат мурун
    • Love Luke 14:11

      doliio volaydoliio volay8 саат мурун
  • Aerodynamics -JD Anderson ? Wow !!

    DazDaz8 саат мурун
  • it gets difficult for me to watch when the air craft is going strait up in the air. the camera is facing the pilot and u can see him moving further away from the ground quickly. i get butterflies in my stomach as if it was me inside of the craft. yikes

    Antonio AustinAntonio Austin9 саат мурун
  • All I heard in the video was F-16 Jet SuperSonic

    Peak EffectsPeak Effects9 саат мурун
  • the F 16 so cool but viper is cool too

    Kayden ElliottKayden Elliott9 саат мурун
  • Us air force : f - 16 is a ..... GTA 5 : Hydra

    bill suckzbill suckz9 саат мурун
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1531">25:31</a> The LAND!!!

    Jonathan GlessnerJonathan Glessner9 саат мурун
  • pls someone tell me how <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1724">28:44</a> is called

    MixaL1s6804MixaL1s68049 саат мурун
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="246">4:06</a> Typical fighter pilot response 😂. When you don’t know the answer just come up with something.

    SaudSaud9 саат мурун
  • My sister's head is 80 pounds ...if she experiences 7g's how many pounds would her head feel like comment below KGproject pilots

    Chaileeportraits _Chaileeportraits _10 саат мурун
  • After having to swallow his pride and give up, he will now live in defeat and will no longer be able to manage all the groceries in one trip

    Dj noneDj none10 саат мурун
  • How ya doing? Bad. Lol What a video!

    Chris KillerChris Killer10 саат мурун
  • I need a video game of this guys life.

    §hąřpśhøõțëŕ • 40 years ago (edited)§hąřpśhøõțëŕ • 40 years ago (edited)10 саат мурун
  • You had me at the scripture at the end.. F or all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="851">14:11</a>

    LIGHT BLESSING FOREVERLIGHT BLESSING FOREVER11 саат мурун
  • The thing is that you didn’t take control of the aircraft like in the T-80

    Dylan ReyesDylan Reyes11 саат мурун
  • What the heck how can you sit in an jet if someone is controling it like rc plane wtf....

    Itzmrak47Itzmrak4711 саат мурун
  • Love Luke <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="851">14:11</a>

    Samuel ChanSamuel Chan12 саат мурун
  • 10/10 youtube quality content

    Agustin TalaveraAgustin Talavera12 саат мурун
  • Last time I went under 5G's I lost conciousness or just closed my eyes, I don't remember really.

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  • Hm. Mr. Destin Sandlin now you know. Pedo probe is a very bad thing.

    Michael ScottlandMichael Scottland12 саат мурун
  • I learned a lot.

    CateDogeCateDoge12 саат мурун
  • Turned it off after you declined the aviators. Lmao jk dude thats hilarious

    Troy SunshineTroy Sunshine12 саат мурун
  • what is that knocking sound when the g force comes??!!

    el pedroel pedro13 саат мурун
  • Him talking about physics makes it so much cooler

    Stephen WereStephen Were14 саат мурун
  • And I get dizzy from just standing up too quickly

    Jacob LarsenJacob Larsen14 саат мурун
  • Yes .... its earned a lots of respect 👨‍✈️

    Taufik HasanTaufik Hasan14 саат мурун
  • Amazing, thank you for this Destin, this is unbelievably cool! Please continue to inspire and teach us!

    Jack WalshJack Walsh15 саат мурун
  • okay that pissed me off lmao!! everyone had glasses on and here you were lookin like chinese😂 literslly no reason for you not to put them on lmao

    Gotti BuayyyGotti Buayyy16 саат мурун
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="877">14:37</a> The closed caption has "rarer faction" instead of "rarifaction", fyi

    Scott GartnerScott Gartner16 саат мурун
  • Destin: *declines aviators* me: woooooooooowwwwww

    Pollo MartinezPollo Martinez16 саат мурун
  • @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1130">18:50</a> The dude's chilllin with his eye-pad. 🤣 Meanwhile, in the back a different kind of pad in the back may be required😂. Huuge huge respect though. 👍👍👍👍 One thing though, would the correolis effect, effect deaf people?

    Shaun0n-em-eShaun0n-em-e16 саат мурун
  • Wait like Randolph in Texas

    Lil peanut 2109Lil peanut 210916 саат мурун
  • I thought he was going to fall out of it gave me a little anxiety

    Marco ValenciaMarco Valencia17 саат мурун
  • Thank you for all your videos! Amazing work! Cheers from Rome. Ciao

    Luigi BentivoglioLuigi Bentivoglio17 саат мурун
  • "This is essentially the pointy part of the jet" I'm like that's a tiny missile right ?

    Diplo SorianoDiplo Soriano17 саат мурун
  • My eyes do that exact thing on a regular basis. They will randomly start bouncing back and forth and I notice it happen a lot when I’m laying down in bed or sitting still. Is this normal?? I’ve dealt with this ever since I went to an amusement park as a younger kid.

    MaxwellMaxwell18 саат мурун
    • I’ve assumed it’s maybe Nystagmus?

      MaxwellMaxwell18 саат мурун
  • Man i love your channel. Thank you for yet another great, informative channel

    Jason ScottJason Scott18 саат мурун
  • Came to learn science stuff, got checked with lessons on humility. Great stuff ♥️

    QUINNQUINN18 саат мурун
  • Fun fact: Some jet pilots can spot 1 frame in 200, that means they see 200 fps Source: VSauce Most probably incorrect last time i watched that video was like in 2015

    OkezyOkezy19 саат мурун
  • Thanks for the thoughts on the balance between humility and confidence. Surely this is the way to a balanced and genuine approach to life.

    Kevin LaycockKevin Laycock19 саат мурун
  • F this retarded units. I'm out.

    Krisan Alfa TimurKrisan Alfa Timur19 саат мурун
  • OMG I just saw a drink i used to get when i was 15... (22 years ago) Orbitz was amazing... anyways, incredible video!

    Mike NortonMike Norton20 саат мурун
  • What does your sign spell out, the braille light up sign?

    Old GamerOld Gamer20 саат мурун
  • I love how he just has a pitot tube

    Nate CNate C21 саат мурун
  • they should put a F1 driver in the jet to compare G forces

    Luis AlvarezLuis Alvarez21 саат мурун
  • I’m scared to even go over 10ft let alone 16Kft

    Aftab KhanAftab Khan21 саат мурун
  • Dang...I get goosebumps by just watching this video. This is AWESOME!!!

    Cheong LeonardCheong Leonard21 саат мурун
  • Red arrows of USA

    James WalkerJames Walker22 саат мурун
  • Aw but I wanted to hear the Thunderbird Number 6 pilot talk more.

    rockonmyfriendrockonmyfriend22 саат мурун
  • Just saying 7Gs is almost double of what astronauts pull during launch. Nice job man!

    Char GamerChar Gamer22 саат мурун
  • I went on the ‘Gravitron’ at the fair once...

    AsSeenOnTVAsSeenOnTV23 саат мурун
  • What a cool pilot glad you were able to experience a chance of a life time.For a civilian you did excellent enduring mach 7.

    James ButlerJames Butler23 саат мурун
  • Great. Now I have a new aviatrix crush in Mace.

    TheEvilMrJebTheEvilMrJeb23 саат мурун
  • Thank you for the vicarious experience. I had a fairground ride several years ago violent rotating and counter-rotating and got some immediate fuzz-buzz in my head. Nausea. Couldn't help it. I knew my limitations. I had to get off before.......

    PeterPeter23 саат мурун
  • 0.69 mach nice.

    S C LS C LКүн мурун
  • This was a super cool video but I was really entertained by the toy jet. Where can I get one.

    E EllmegellE EllmegellКүн мурун
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1531">25:31</a> Believeland

    Curt JonesCurt JonesКүн мурун
  • Destin: "I can carry all the groceries in one go and deal with about 7 G's" Flack: "About 9 G's is possible" Me: "I can do about 4 full rotations on my office chair before feeling ill"

    PuntherlinePuntherlineКүн мурун
  • Mark Rober: **Makes a video about squirrels** Destin: *I am speed.*

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