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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Kommentarer

  1. SmarterEveryDay

    SmarterEveryDay14 dager siden

    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

  2. Marco Plebani

    Marco Plebani8 timer siden

    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?

  3. Maxwell Power Services Llc

    Maxwell Power Services Llc15 timer siden

    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!

  4. mojorising0071950

    mojorising0071950Dag siden

    What an incredible experience! life changing and life affirming for sure, lucky guy

  5. Dave Money

    Dave MoneyDag siden

    You seem to be a total douche.

  6. Bill Rabinovitch

    Bill RabinovitchDag siden

    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.

  7. David Kim

    David Kim5 timer siden

    The moon landing people. The moon landing.

  8. Zach Amos

    Zach Amos5 timer siden

    Super soni let's go

  9. Bondman007

    Bondman0075 timer siden

    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 :(

  10. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith5 timer siden

    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.

  11. lol lol

    lol lol5 timer siden

    Have to say that I was nervous when he claimed up that ladder lol😂😂

  12. Mohammed Mekkawy

    Mohammed Mekkawy5 timer siden

    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

  13. Ibrahim Awwad

    Ibrahim Awwad5 timer siden

    How come I wasn’t following you before 😱 man that’s a dream experience.

  14. Hanno Penning

    Hanno Penning5 timer siden

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

  15. Rexeit

    Rexeit5 timer siden

    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....

  16. ATM

    ATM5 timer siden

    That guy looks like a fighter pilot.

  17. Stefan Leggott

    Stefan Leggott6 timer siden

    Royal Air Force Red Arrows - 'cute' ...!

  18. Lemon

    Lemon7 timer siden

    If I was there.. as soon as I saw the jet I would’ve shitted myself

  19. Stefan Leggott

    Stefan Leggott7 timer siden

    You declined a pair of Aviators from the Air Force? You moron!

  20. zaxos labropoulos

    zaxos labropoulos7 timer siden

    When you learn about Bernoulli and the Pitot tubes in school

  21. GbombMr

    GbombMr7 timer siden

    Oh, I do 16g in war thunder

  22. Viral Mody

    Viral Mody7 timer siden

    Extremely impressed with the science behind g forces..superbly explained..

  23. 264 715

    264 7157 timer siden

    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 😭😖😩😱🤢🥵

  24. Carl W. Samples

    Carl W. Samples8 timer siden

    Thank you fellow Huntsvillian.

  25. Dale J

    Dale J8 timer siden

    I wish they wouldn't compact the audio. Like take a breath.

  26. doliio volay

    doliio volay8 timer siden

    The pilot constantly talking to him to make him comfortable.

  27. Ajay Tiwari

    Ajay Tiwari9 timer siden

    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

  28. doliio volay

    doliio volay8 timer siden

    Love Luke 14:11

  29. Daz

    Daz9 timer siden

    Aerodynamics -JD Anderson ? Wow !!

  30. Antonio Austin

    Antonio Austin9 timer siden

    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

  31. Peak Effects

    Peak Effects9 timer siden

    All I heard in the video was F-16 Jet SuperSonic

  32. Kayden Elliott

    Kayden Elliott9 timer siden

    the F 16 so cool but viper is cool too

  33. bill suckz

    bill suckz9 timer siden

    Us air force : f - 16 is a ..... GTA 5 : Hydra

  34. Jonathan Glessner

    Jonathan Glessner9 timer siden

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1531">25:31</a> The LAND!!!

  35. MixaL1s6804

    MixaL1s680410 timer siden

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

  36. Saud

    Saud10 timer siden

    <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.

  37. Chaileeportraits _

    Chaileeportraits _10 timer siden

    My sister's head is 80 pounds ...if she experiences 7g's how many pounds would her head feel like comment below NO-gos pilots

  38. Dj none

    Dj none10 timer siden

    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

  39. Chris Killer

    Chris Killer10 timer siden

    How ya doing? Bad. Lol What a video!

  40. §hąřpśhøõțëŕ • 40 years ago (edited)

    §hąřpśhøõțëŕ • 40 years ago (edited)10 timer siden

    I need a video game of this guys life.

  41. LIGHT BLESSING FOREVER

    LIGHT BLESSING FOREVER11 timer siden

    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>

  42. Dylan Reyes

    Dylan Reyes11 timer siden

    The thing is that you didn’t take control of the aircraft like in the T-80

  43. Itzmrak47

    Itzmrak4712 timer siden

    What the heck how can you sit in an jet if someone is controling it like rc plane wtf....

  44. Samuel Chan

    Samuel Chan12 timer siden

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

  45. Agustin Talavera

    Agustin Talavera12 timer siden

    10/10 youtube quality content

  46. ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻12 timer siden

    Last time I went under 5G's I lost conciousness or just closed my eyes, I don't remember really.

  47. Michael Scottland

    Michael Scottland12 timer siden

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

  48. CateDoge

    CateDoge12 timer siden

    I learned a lot.

  49. Troy Sunshine

    Troy Sunshine12 timer siden

    Turned it off after you declined the aviators. Lmao jk dude thats hilarious

  50. el pedro

    el pedro13 timer siden

    what is that knocking sound when the g force comes??!!

  51. Stephen Were

    Stephen Were14 timer siden

    Him talking about physics makes it so much cooler

  52. Jacob Larsen

    Jacob Larsen14 timer siden

    And I get dizzy from just standing up too quickly

  53. Taufik Hasan

    Taufik Hasan14 timer siden

    Yes .... its earned a lots of respect 👨‍✈️

  54. Jack Walsh

    Jack Walsh15 timer siden

    Amazing, thank you for this Destin, this is unbelievably cool! Please continue to inspire and teach us!

  55. Gotti Buayyy

    Gotti Buayyy16 timer siden

    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

  56. Scott Gartner

    Scott Gartner16 timer siden

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

  57. Pollo Martinez

    Pollo Martinez16 timer siden

    Destin: *declines aviators* me: woooooooooowwwwww

  58. Shaun0n-em-e

    Shaun0n-em-e17 timer siden

    @<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?

  59. Lil peanut 2109

    Lil peanut 210917 timer siden

    Wait like Randolph in Texas

  60. Marco Valencia

    Marco Valencia17 timer siden

    I thought he was going to fall out of it gave me a little anxiety

  61. Luigi Bentivoglio

    Luigi Bentivoglio18 timer siden

    Thank you for all your videos! Amazing work! Cheers from Rome. Ciao

  62. Diplo Soriano

    Diplo Soriano18 timer siden

    "This is essentially the pointy part of the jet" I'm like that's a tiny missile right ?

  63. Maxwell

    Maxwell18 timer siden

    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.

  64. Maxwell

    Maxwell18 timer siden

    I’ve assumed it’s maybe Nystagmus?

  65. Jason Scott

    Jason Scott19 timer siden

    Man i love your channel. Thank you for yet another great, informative channel

  66. QUINN

    QUINN19 timer siden

    Came to learn science stuff, got checked with lessons on humility. Great stuff ♥️

  67. Okezy

    Okezy19 timer siden

    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

  68. Kevin Laycock

    Kevin Laycock19 timer siden

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

  69. Krisan Alfa Timur

    Krisan Alfa Timur20 timer siden

    F this retarded units. I'm out.

  70. Mike Norton

    Mike Norton20 timer siden

    OMG I just saw a drink i used to get when i was 15... (22 years ago) Orbitz was amazing... anyways, incredible video!

  71. Old Gamer

    Old Gamer20 timer siden

    What does your sign spell out, the braille light up sign?

  72. Nate C

    Nate C21 time siden

    I love how he just has a pitot tube

  73. Luis Alvarez

    Luis Alvarez21 time siden

    they should put a F1 driver in the jet to compare G forces

  74. Aftab Khan

    Aftab Khan21 time siden

    I’m scared to even go over 10ft let alone 16Kft

  75. Cheong Leonard

    Cheong Leonard22 timer siden

    Dang...I get goosebumps by just watching this video. This is AWESOME!!!

  76. James Walker

    James Walker22 timer siden

    Red arrows of USA

  77. rockonmyfriend

    rockonmyfriend22 timer siden

    Aw but I wanted to hear the Thunderbird Number 6 pilot talk more.

  78. Char Gamer

    Char Gamer23 timer siden

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

  79. AsSeenOnTV

    AsSeenOnTV23 timer siden

    I went on the ‘Gravitron’ at the fair once...

  80. James Butler

    James Butler23 timer siden

    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.

  81. TheEvilMrJeb

    TheEvilMrJebDag siden

    Great. Now I have a new aviatrix crush in Mace.

  82. Peter

    PeterDag siden

    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.......

  83. S C L

    S C LDag siden

    0.69 mach nice.

  84. E Ellmegell

    E EllmegellDag siden

    This was a super cool video but I was really entertained by the toy jet. Where can I get one.

  85. Curt Jones

    Curt JonesDag siden

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1531">25:31</a> Believeland

  86. Puntherline

    PuntherlineDag siden

    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"

  87. BeanSproot

    BeanSprootDag siden

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