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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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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@smartereveryday 3 yıl önce
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
@yoverale 3 yıl önce
You are amazing, love your content and your thoughts. I'm not really into militar culture but I can't avoid loving what you share. Thanks
@vusvis 3 yıl önce
Awesome video as always! Love the fact that you showed the figure in Anderson's Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, the very book I had to study last year for my aerospace engineering bachelor's!
@joeyduese6638 3 yıl önce
You lucky lucky man😂
@riksplace 3 yıl önce
I'm a BIG fan of your channel....and the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels. Amazing what they can do. I know I'v watched every "in cockpit" video on YT. But by shear coincidence, your video gave me a great explanation of what's happening in my inner ear as I have Vertigo....RIGHT NOW. So THANK YOU...for all of it.
@smoothiedeluxe7422 3 yıl önce
I feel like the video itself was really well paced in showing the confrontation between your confidence and your humility. I'm glad you got such a humbling experience, and I hope it only serves to help you chase your dreams even harder. In regards to the airforce, it is not an easy thing to do. I think you know this better than most people, especially in these trying times. There is a lot of bad and good to what the u.s. does, the air force being one of it's crown center pieces in it's many activities. It's a controversial thing to be sure for some people, including myself, but I just wanted you to also know that I don't think anyone can take your recommendation as paid for or insincere or not thought through. You got to experience the best of this country and the very human lives involved. It is only natural that you would wish for others to be full of good people steering us towards good causes. Thanks again for the awesome videos. At least for me it's always refreshing to see the positive side of things every now and then.
@OfentseMwaseFilms Yıl önce
After watching Top Gun Maverick, this video was awesome! 🔥💯
@OfentseMwaseFilms Yıl önce
Is there a longer video of you flying there in the end? Why did you cut that out🥹
@notmyname7016 Yıl önce
just saw Maverick , great movie!
@yashmathur836 Yıl önce
ive watched F35, F22, F18, and F16 vids on repeat after seeing the movie
@BallietBran Yıl önce
Came back to comment the same thing! So cool!
@shutout_productions4802 Yıl önce
It is a really good movie ngl
@jasonwillows5239 Yıl önce
I love how casually he's just like "To find out why, let's hop over to the NASA neutral buoyancy lab" like it's no big deal, same energy is "To find out why, let's go to my garage"
@kobbiemelo2203 Yıl önce
Lmao. Yeah that caught me off guard too
@chriswright8074 Yıl önce
Why is boat and air speed are call knot's
@johnnyspliff4900 Yıl önce
@@chriswright8074 using a different method of measurement is because both boats and planes measure distance using latitude and longitude. To place it in a different perspective, one Knot is one minute, of an arc, on any line of longitude.
@Angelccmf Yıl önce
LMAO no seriously like we got one of those right down the road haha
@brysonfields2284 Yıl önce
@@johnnyspliff4900 nice
@pastrie42 5 aylar önce
I legit teared up a little when you said "you put my name on it?!" What an experience man. It's something most people could only dream of. Thank you for this fantastic art.
@shelleyroe9797 4 aylar önce
Me too! 🥺…An incredible and thoughtful detail…What an honor ❤🙏🏼🇺🇸…
@zombiemoses 2 aylar önce
That was awesome for sure. Coupled with the smaller gesture of them offering him complimentary aviator sunglasses (that he turned down?!?) was pretty great.
@BoutTime73 Aylar önce
Yeah, how epic was that!
@BakedBeans0 Yıl önce
Read that fighter pilots have an increased risk of all types of cancer so honestly it’s an amazing job that you guys do for your country. You guys are great!
@alexanderwingelaar1556 Yıl önce
Because of the radiation
@d.bcooper2271 Yıl önce
Lol 😆 🤣 😂
@TopStrikerMaverick Yıl önce
@@alexanderwingelaar1556 what radiation?
@dongquixote7138 Yıl önce
@B Q they're exposed to more solar radiation than most people because they're flying above a lot of the atmosphere.
@BakedBeans0 Yıl önce
@@dongquixote7138 similar to passenger airplane pilots and air hostesses (but fighter pilots are vulnerable to way more cancers)
@lathac2522 9 aylar önce
A very beautiful video with a lot of insightful information. Truly remarkable. After seeing this video I started observing and respecting birds more as they pull the g-force naturally, up to 14G's. Wonders of Nature. Thank you so much for sharing. :)
@aaronschmitt2120 3 yıl önce
I love the "I can bring all the groceries in on one trip" therefore I can pull 9 G's mindset.
@smartereveryday 3 yıl önce
Dad logic
@aaronschmitt2120 3 yıl önce
@@smartereveryday man logic, I'm not a dad but I do the same thing, normally ends with me being wrong, and humbled "I drive a sporty car, therefore I can drive a race car" "I use to ride dirt bikes, therefore I will do a wheely on this one" Also interchangeable with "hold my beer" or "watch this"
@Hocoino 3 yıl önce
I was totally thinking this... lol!
@mr_confuse 3 yıl önce
@@aaronschmitt2120 So true lol
@RockinTheDub 3 yıl önce
Yeah well “G” stands for “Groceries”. I understand his thinking.
@deutan6305 Yıl önce
Seeing this really makes you appreciate how skilled fighter pilots are having to withstand the G’s while trying to have a dog fight etc
@babeburroughs9091 Yıl önce
That was AWESOME!!! I loved your explanations & feelings after each of the maneuvers. I felt like I was up there with you. 7.2 G's? You should be quite proud of yourself!
@F-35BLightningII 5 aylar önce
7.2 means that he weighed almost 1800 pounds. It was forcing the blood from his brain, at about 15 G's you could actually damage your spine because your skull would be pressing on your spine enough to crack it if you pull it for about 12 seconds.
@F-15C_Eagle. 3 aylar önce
@@F-35BLightningIIbtw ur pfp is an F-35C not a B idk if you knew this but ye doesnt match ur user
@F-35BLightningII 3 aylar önce
@@F-15C_Eagle. Thx I didn't notice
@F-15C_Eagle. 3 aylar önce
@@F-35BLightningII yep also sorry idk why it sent twice
@michaelmesolellaesq 2 aylar önce
Now just imagine how you felt in that circular moment, but 24:7. Welcome to SCDS. I underwent a craniotomy in March for one side and trying to avoid having to do my other side, it’s one of the worst things on the face of the earth. Loved your show during the pandemic. Good stuff.
@Ayan44 5 aylar önce
This is soooooooooooo interesting. Thanks for sharing this with us.
@MSWSB Yıl önce
9 G’s, 200 ft of the ground. So…safe to assume, “Mace” doesn’t hit the sides of the garage when backing out.
@glenpaul3606 11 aylar önce
@pixelcutter706 2 yıl önce
Wearing the aviators grants you a +3 G tolerance buff. Critical error Destin, critical error.
@Spo8 2 yıl önce
It seems like he wanted to err on the side of being really respectful. I didn't even know aviators had that "you gotta earn 'em" thing attached to them.
@avocadodip2157 2 yıl önce
I heard it’s +69
@incooperatedogo3342 2 yıl önce
@BonesAv 2 yıl önce
@@avocadodip2157 69 G’s? That’s superhuman
@kordapyo612 2 yıl önce
It grant true sight i reckon.
@reedtassell4847 Yıl önce
8:18 “turning to avoid the sun” is actually used to prevent negative Gs which is harder to withstand than positive Gs
@jj4791 Yıl önce
Its also extremely uncomfortable, and makes passengers sick almost immediately. Goes to show Sean D. Tucker is superhuman, as he incorporates -8g into his airshow routine in his prime, flying the Oracle Challenger III to +10g/-8g.
@W.O.P.R 2 aylar önce
Such an incredible opportunity. So many people would give up so much to have that ride. You completely appreciated every moment of it, which brought it just a smidge closer to us who have only dreamed of this. Nicely done 👏🏻
@okaformichael383 Yıl önce
This video is very informative. Thank you Destin. Also, I also want to thank the US air force for letting you film this awesome experience.
@amrice62 29 gün önce
Fantastic video and very educational- I got to live my dream by watching you- I wouldn’t be able to tolerate the G’s but I got to see what it works be like!
@aviatorbja Yıl önce
Such an enormous contribution to STEM. Thank you for this high quality content Destin.
@scottycatman 3 yıl önce
Destin: I can't think anymore Flack: My iPad rotated
@Sajin688 3 yıl önce
This comment is underrated.
@SpydersByte 3 yıl önce
@NicoKupfer 3 yıl önce
@thexbigxgreen 3 yıl önce
@arfyness 3 yıl önce
@@thexbigxgreen 7:07 Flack
@emersonreyes7535 Aylar önce
Los 30 min que fueron bien invertidos en mi vida... ❤ gracias por el aprendizaje... ❤
@stephenreberger850 3 aylar önce
Absolute respect. Awesome video. Love your stuff. I have done some training instrument flying and you have totally reinforced what happens when you loose horizon and go to instruments in a a Cessna. You did great.
@glenpaul3606 11 aylar önce
That was AWESOME !!! Great video where you were fortunate enough to have the experience of a lifetime. I'm a private pilot and got to fly in a Lear jet which was a thrill...but not even close to your experience. You did a great job explaining everything and although you didn't do the 9G thing you still got over 7G's which most people will never experience and also breaking the sound barrier. WOW Enjoyed this video a great deal...thank you for sharing your adventure.
@Rotorhead99 Yıl önce
I used to be a soldier and later trained as a helicopter pilot. Obviously we don't go supersonic. One thing I do remember from my training at a place called Whitby ranges was in the morning firing 7.62mm rounds from an SLR would leave vapour trails at 600m. Interesting to learn why.
@isakstutorials4743 5 aylar önce
i watched one episode and now i have to watch them all i was allready intrested in physics but this teaches so much
@AndyChamberlainMusic 3 yıl önce
seeing the eyes moving after he stopped spinning was really cool Edit: yes, I've spun around and experienced that before, just like almost everyone. What I hadnt done was seen the effects on the eyes up close from an outside perspective.
@zetsuei53 3 yıl önce
I let out a very loud "WHOAH!" at work lol I have never seen that before
@vgb_here 3 yıl önce
I never knew that would happen in my childhood
@hallmorales 3 yıl önce
I have a condition called congenital nystagmus, my eyes are basically always doing what his were doing. Even while I'm sleeping they're doing it. My gf calls them my typewriters lmao
@fasfan 3 yıl önce
@@hallmorales There was a teacher at my high school that had that. He would occasionally move his head to keep his eyes centered.
@hanifalfaruq820 3 yıl önce
Yes i think same Amazing!!
@ReverendRandoid Yıl önce
How lucky are you to be able to experience something as awesome as this. I wanted to be a fighter pilot when I was a kid. Totally awesome man!
@MajorOffensive1212 5 aylar önce
Can you do a video with the Blue Angels too? They are awesome!! ^_^
@leyahruizdeloreto6420 10 aylar önce
That was awesome. Thank you, and you're a civilian Rockstar man, pulling 7.2G's!!
@crmsnx3318 Yıl önce
I just happen to bump on this video after watching Top Gun Maverick. My respect to pilots more so fighter jets went up 1000 folds. Yeah they train and get used to this but this is basically reaching human limits on an everyday standard.
@jj4791 Yıl önce
Add in the fact they must operate computers and buttons to target and fire weapons, including missiles and guns, while under maximum-g on +9, and while the bad guy is trying to do the same to them.
@gameplaygirl3268 Yıl önce
this is absolutely incredible. not something I've ever had any interest in before, but what an amazing experience. love how the pilot is so casual
@Mostafa-zy5lk 2 yıl önce
I pass out at 1G getting off the toilet too fast
@Ethan.YT. 2 yıl önce
@@Ncisj 0.0000000000000000000000000000010G
@soczek5004 2 yıl önce
@murrayent1able 2 yıl önce
Get out of bed to fast for me😏
@Ethan.YT. 2 yıl önce
@@murrayent1able 69?
@kd5nrh 2 yıl önce
Try more fiber.
@AlergicToSnow 5 aylar önce
I’m a pretty curious guy, with a science background. You have the amazing ability to answer most of my questions without me having to ask, in a way that (I find) easy to understand. Incredibly well done!
@deani2431 2 aylar önce
The fact that you managed 7+ Gs without puking your guts out all over the inside of that airplane is a testament to your grit bro!! A couple of loops in my single engine plane and I’m done for the day.
@Reflektionz007 Yıl önce
Mace is a beast. I've never seen her fly, but I've seen the thunderbirds plenty of times and the things those solo pilots do is nuts.
@bobIsCoolhaha 2 aylar önce
I mean, the things all those pilots do is nuts.
@F1fan007 6 aylar önce
Man, that was the best. This video was full of surprises and taught some good lessons. Pulling even 6g’s is freakin’ impressive. Good job Mr 7.2. Best explanation I’ve ever heard on what a fighter pilot endures. My Uncle flew a P47 over Germany in WWII and I have even more respect for him now. In an odd way, your video helped me realize the incredible violence he went through when he was shot down and crash landed in a field. And survived the rest of the war in Stalag Luft 1. And now a jet jock does 9g’s while fighting a war. Unreal!
@CommanderTom321 10 aylar önce
So much for flying fighter jets on the weekends. Looks like a full time job. Your body has to be trained to experience that extreme environment.
@kage0110 3 yıl önce
Mace: "7 Gs is a comfortable spot to be" Me: * stands up quickly and starts feeling dizzy *
@Graalianminecraftian 3 yıl önce
Dennis Cuesta im like 140 at 5’7 ? Maybe it just blood pressure 😆
@ytpancho 3 yıl önce
@@denniscuesta7009 Nah it just happens sometimes, u don't have to go out of your way to be rude my guy. Its actually not that uncommon either.
@timmygreen6600 3 yıl önce
I usually just blackout
@DonVpro 3 yıl önce
@@denniscuesta7009 he's talking about when you sit for a long time and then stand up really quickly
@thenightporter 10 aylar önce
You have a very warm, inviting presence and great presentation skills.
@salmothymus 11 gün önce
super interesting as always, but with the addition of a really good life lesson: approach new situations with a reasonable balance of confidence and humility......particularly the "non physical" part, that is confronting someone in a debate....😇👍
@cokebottles6919 2 aylar önce
It's a dream of mine to fly in an f-16 like this. I feel like pulling G's like that doesn't seem that crazy until you actually experience it.
@serapisny Yıl önce
Dude, this has got to be one of the BEST videos I've EVER seen on TRshow! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your experience with those of us who can only DREAM of flying in one of those machines! You definitely earned a 👍🏻 from me! (As well as a new subscriber!)
@kilo6526 Yıl önce
I’ve always wanted to fly an F-14 but I know I’m to big for it. Watching this, almost brought me to tears. I’d most likely be overwhelmed with emotion just getting the chance to sit in one.
@RW-zn8vy Yıl önce
F14s aren’t a thing anymore and you could always lose weight, it’s not the worst problem to try and fix.
@tylerlittle4436 3 yıl önce
The fact that you got to FLY an F-16 and just casually put it in at the end where it can easily be missed
@jamesmaddd783 3 yıl önce
Agreed! Destin we want to see more of this!!
@williambyrnes4198 3 yıl önce
I know that with the USAF that just about everyone that gets a flight in the back seat with most likely is asked if they want to take control.
@AdamHillikerLikesRobots 3 yıl önce
YES! "I'm gonna do a roll" ... cut to black!? I wanna see this!
@Oilcancap 3 yıl önce
Flack's reaction is just golden to me: All confidence: alright, do it man. It's like him saying: have your moment.
@JKTCGMV13 3 yıl önce
Wait that was real? I thought they were being sarcastic
@nat3_d0 2 aylar önce
This video is gold. Initially you think its a video about physics and how gravity and g’s have effects on pilots in the airforce but it grew into something much more. Lots of appreciated lessons to be learned in this video, so thank you. As an airman in the airforce it means just a little more to me to see the true honesty in the bigger picture of things. Thank you Destin!
@steviewonder9209 Yıl önce
I love the "moral of the story" at about 28:00- it's like Dunning-Kreuger tunneling. Humbling experiences like this let you tunnel through the Mount Ignorance peak of DK, and get on to the "wow, I've got a lot to learn" phase. And the key is realizing it wasn't just "this one thing"- pretty much learning anything is best approached by throwing ego out, and starting at the Valley of Despair, as long as you have the fortitude to apply yourself to learning.
@timgrant8729 10 aylar önce
Love the statement about overconfidence. Very true and I think everyone has been In that train of thought at least once in their life. Great video!
@christianalfonsusliguori4879 Yıl önce
I am very impressed with what you have done so far Destin. And I really enjoy your videos!! Your videos really inspire me to be better and certainly getting smarter every day!! Respect, man!
@FjVouxdoo Yıl önce
Mace and the rest of the talented pilots are extraordinary humans. Kudos to them all.
@kylecarlolasala6869 3 yıl önce
I like how Destin was honest about his thoughts while talking to the officer, this yt channel is one of the best. Thank you for that!
@AdmixBeatbox 4 aylar önce
I’m planning to become a pilot in the military when I enlist after high school, but this video made me more excited than ever :)
@terrycampbell4387 10 aylar önce
I had an incentive ride in a T-38 while in the Air Force. We only pulled about 3 g's, and it hurt my butt 😀. I'm very impressed that you were able to do over 7.
@bwaybig Yıl önce
This is so cool. Couldn't stop smiling the whole time. Literally my dream to be in a fighter jet
@mikehorne8307 5 aylar önce
This was most informative video I've seen in a long time. Thank you so much, I've subscribed and can't wait to show my son this...
@bogtrotter17 Yıl önce
This channel has essentially stood in for what discovery Channel used to be. Good stuff. For those of us who don't really like flying on a jet liner, let alone a fighter, thanks for the shared experience.
@acutl05 3 yıl önce
As always Destin, that 30 minutes flew by and left me wanting more. What an awesome experience! Very cool you also got to fly for a while, it doesn't get much better than that. Great video man. I can't wait for the next one!
@salmahlizerd 3 yıl önce
Bruh now that you've pointed it out, I didn't even realize it was HALF AN HOUR!!!
@RICDirector 3 yıl önce
@@salmahlizerd You either, huh?
@mdem5059 3 yıl önce
By the ending I'm assuming there will be another video on his second channel soon :o
@Odima16 3 yıl önce
"flew by" nice :p
@Corkoth55 3 yıl önce
i was going to comment the same thing! i didn't even look at the scrubber bar once. love destin's videos.
@msjannes75 5 aylar önce
Other than feeling like your head is heavy, what feeling is it that is making you tap out? Is it like being on an intense roller coaster woozy or just is your body struggling to get back to normal and you feel discombobulated?
@touriebourieTHO Yıl önce
Thank you for this video! It was super informative and I respect that you kept it real. ✊
@joseph78e4n6 Yıl önce
Amazing informative Video ... most G Force for me was at 6 Flags amusement park .in TX. Felt as though I would fly off the seat .. 👍... Awesome aircraft ...
@petemorris3818 2 aylar önce
Getting to go to the Pacific Air Show in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to see these fantastic pilots show their stuff again. Nothing but admiration for their superior skills!
@oceannesailor 8 aylar önce
great stuff! (be humble. Or, be humbled.) thanks for putting all this together - and big ups to all the incredible men and women in the armed forces
@mrliambh3441 3 yıl önce
There’s no other TRshow that I can sit and accidentally watch the entire 30 minute video. That was a great experience to be able to see, and those pilots are absolute rockstars
@DCWFilms_ 3 yıl önce
Yea they are!
@bassmunk 3 yıl önce
Yes, he is VERY easy to watch. Not shying away from details in a big one for me.
@Casablancasky 3 yıl önce
You just made me realize that the video was 30 minutes
@lanmandragoran8337 3 yıl önce
Theres plenty that this can happen to with me, but this is absolutely one of them. I think you need to find better youtubers, lol. That being said, yes, he is fantastic.
@fl4shbangz 3 yıl önce
I just realized this video was 30 minutes, wow
@bobIsCoolhaha 2 aylar önce
Watched the thunderbirds yesterday. This really helped appreciate what I saw. It is really impressive the training and energy and preparation that goes in this air show. So cool. Also its sooooooooo loud.
@ozeas.carvalho Yıl önce
Super interesting video. I'm not a specialist and I know you need a lot of training, but appart from the G stuff, I think it's a little bit easier to support those maneuvers when you are the pilot, because your brain can predict more accurately the vestibular information its gonna get. For example, sometimes I feel dizzy when someone else is driving the car, but never when I am driving it.
@irenefitzkee535 9 aylar önce
I wonder how Mace was given that call sign. She is awesome! I have watched many demos of the Thunderbirds.
@thomasauto4862 Yıl önce
When my son decided to join the military he chose the Air Force. He thought that they were just waiting for him to join and he would just enlist. Well, it took about 9 months to be fully accepted and to get a Basic Training spot. Lots of mental, physical and intelligence testing. He scored high and selected to train in an intelligence role. He thought he was finally in, well, at every step of boot camp and at his training he was required to pass with high marks. If you fail boot camp you are discharged, if you fail any training you get demoted to a lower job but still remain enlisted. On a call with my son during all of this re remarked " Dad, I wish i had studied harder in high school" He buckled down with peer pressure from the other service men and a new drive to learn and be the best. Today, I hardly recognize him as the floundering lad from his teen years, he is bigger, stronger and much smarter. The air force takes no excuses, meet the expectation or they don't need you. . I would recommend the AF to anyone who is serious about a future who is able to work hard to achieve.
@Qoddalol 2 aylar önce
that thrust to weight ratio is absolutely bonkers!
@jacobward7361 3 yıl önce
"I can carry all the groceries in one go" - Destin "7g is a comfortable place to be" - Mace
@Sibs 3 yıl önce
Best comment I've seen 😂
@BeckVMH 3 yıl önce
Hahaha I too, am quite proud how many bags of groceries I can transport on two arms! My wife however, is still underwhelmed. Wait till I remind her that’s under the strain of 1 g!
@tiddiesprinkles 3 yıl önce
Hey I can carry them all *and* not squish the bread so what's up now
@lanmandragoran8337 3 yıl önce
Mace carries all of her groceries, and the neighbors as well. They have to come to her kitchen for their groceries. Thats just how Mace rolls. To be clear: Mace rolls in 7.5Gs.
@aj-ig6mg 3 yıl önce
Chick is beyond a badass. I think I fell in love after only a few minutes lol.
@Hamchuck112 6 aylar önce
Mace seems super personable and pleasant. Love her responses/reactions.
@marcusford5218 6 aylar önce
So cool flying with thunderbirds. Thanks for making excellent content
@cuccohaHA 3 aylar önce
People who don’t think this would be hard have (no offense intended) probably never seen someone do this maneuvers on the ground. It is so absolutely insane what these planes and pilots can do. When you watch them pull these maneuvers off you can see the air physically pushing against the jets. It’s crazy
@TheHubbal21 5 aylar önce
Just saw these guys in Traverse City Michigan! So amazing. Makes my heart soar.
@gamemaster4947 5 aylar önce
I love aerodynamics. Seeing this sent chills down my spine by just the thought of all of the different forces at work.
@MattWhitmanTMBH 3 yıl önce
It had never occurred to me that flying an airplane would be physically taxing. I am humbled, and my respect level for these pilots has gone through the roof.
@furblokeEN 3 yıl önce
I'm not trying to be condescending or rude, I'm just curious; had you not heard of g-forces?
@RichardsonMediaPR 3 yıl önce
So Destin just drops us those hints at the end... hope you will talk about this on NDQ looking forward to it 👌🏽
@spb1179 3 yıl önce
@@furblokeEN He's been on numberphile, of course he knows what g-forces are
@MikeBeattie 3 yıl önce
@@RichardsonMediaPR They did - Ep 59.
@RichardsonMediaPR 3 yıl önce
Mike Beattie maaan! I’m behind! Thanks dude 👌🏽
@NathanKlayko Yıl önce
Thank you for highlighting the significance of humility and creating such awesome content that gets us thinking!
@aarondavidson9540 7 aylar önce
This was a cool experience that I never thought I'd have, what a time to be alive! :D
@iamjackalope Yıl önce
I was told that when in a dog fight and the pilot has to pull a high G maneuver that causes the pilot to black out that the F16 will detect that fact and will take over flying the plane and executing evasive maneuvers until the pilot regains consciousness. I also understand that there is an insane amount of technology just in the pilots helmet alone. The fact that the Air Force still uses the F16 after all of these years just goes to show how awesome of an airframe it really is.
@wenhen8996 Yıl önce
My father applied for a pilot position in the U.S. Air Force but they turned him down because he was too tall for the cockpit and there was a cap just under 6ft tall back in the day. Wild, huh. He’s in his late 70’s now. And they did eventually change the specs on the fighter planes. So if he were still a young man he could realize his dream. I got his height, so no jets for me either.😄
@libbymartin3051 Yıl önce
Thank you for posting this, and putting so much detail into it. My Dad flew P-47 Thunderbolts over Europe in 1944 and we heard lots of flight stories growing up. Even though he passed in 1999, he was in the room with me the whole time I was watching, grinning like a Cheshire cat. He did actually hit compressability once, and could only use the trim tabs to pull out. His wing-man brute forced the pullout and popped half the rivets on the aluminum wing covering. On a different note, thank for years of great engaging material. I home schooled my younger son through the seventh grade (he is now 21), and science class consisted of him pulling his favorite Smarter Every Day posts (and the Slow Mo Guys) and we would discuss them. Keep up the great work!!
@aminboukari4093 3 yıl önce
Destin at 7 Gs: "I can't think" Mace: "7 Gs is a comfortable place to be"
@unlokia 3 yıl önce
Your comment is open-ended and somewhat obvious; next you'll tell us grass is green.
@QweRinatrtY 3 yıl önce
Grass is green lol
@michaeldengg 3 yıl önce
@@unlokia ikr haha
@michaeldengg 3 yıl önce
Me playing piano: It's so hard! Piano Professor playing piano: ez pz same logic bro
@jedidr4918 3 yıl önce
Amin Boukari it’s just practice they practice for 7 Gs basically everyday but Destin doesn’t it’s just nature.
@grecopena Yıl önce
Sooooo cool. God bless our pilots. Great video shots and explanation. 👊🏼👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
@homeairplane Yıl önce
SmarterEveryDay is the best channel, this video was awesome!
@lightningmcqueen181 4 aylar önce
Thunderbirds! It's a shame, you don't get to see these guys very often these days.... Blue Angels do quite a few more it seems ..
@user-uu8eq7er6c 8 aylar önce
First time here. Thoroughly enjoyed this - thanks for today's lesson!
@justok3702 3 yıl önce
I love how the guy was so chill like if he was just casually driving a car actually insane.
@natedrez5466 3 yıl önce
Anyone who flys and has had any aerobatic experience knows that only put an aircraft in situations you know how to get out of. Keeping a calm mind is a pilot’s greatest tool.
@lukasjohns1287 3 yıl önce
thats what training over and over and over and over and over does to you. thats the reason to train to beginn with.
@streetwarrior31 3 yıl önce
@@lukasjohns1287 Yhea....defenly...its a matter of pratice.... like anything else. Of course theres people taht can´t do it...they´re not physical fit for that but those who are, with pratice, they´ll do the same as major. i´m sorry my grammar errors, i´m portuguese
@663rainmaker 3 yıl önce
streetwarrior31 The Thunderbirds and Cheyenne Frontier Days .... for many years I watched these incredible aviators . A Particular Thunderbird Pilot is a incredible Hero in Cheyenne Wyoming USA 🇺🇸 flaMe 🔥 out in his T-38 ... on Takeoff... A incredible Testimony and skill and a fate of our USA 🇺🇸 pilot! Lane Frost ‘s Statue ! Near the very spot where our USA 🇺🇸 T Bird 🦅 Pilot stopped
@apersunthathasaridiculousl1890 3 yıl önce
Wow, you guy are making me feel dumb LOL
@KevinPheiffer 10 aylar önce
Notice how Destin keeps on trying to put his elbow on the window sill :) So Alabama! I love this guy!
@AbWischBar Yıl önce
So impressed that you made 7.2G. Don't think I would be able to. Awesome footage and walk through. While I would love to go up into the air in one of these birds, it always freaks me out how quickly they turn, change angles etc. And that was a really cool experiment at NASA - especially with the camera on your eyes when rotation of the chair stopped. It is a practical demonstration of sea or in general motion sickness: your eyes and inner ear try and work together. But if your eyes see a steady picture, while your ears say "motion", your body / nervous system goes haywire, you start to sweat and feel nauseaous. That is why people who suffer a lot from this should not read while riding a car and need to get out and look at the sea and horizon on ships, to get vision and motion senses aligned (even when the weather is aweful, though of course the sight of thunderous waves frightens you even more). It is also easier for them to drive the car, because then they initiate the changes and will be prepared to deal with the change in acceleration / motion. Which makes me wonder, how much being in control of the jet helps coping with the additional G forces from 7 to 9.
@darrenwoolley8736 Yıl önce
Absolutely brilliant, amazing people doing superhuman things, I've so much respect for the airforce ground crew, so much amazing stuff is done right here on the ground and the pilot couldn't fly without them anyway... Awesome video 👍👍👍 but as a team they achieve precision Arial superiority level flight after flight after flight.. it's a team sport..
@MIKE1REAL Yıl önce
Very educational, I found myself lost in the video absorbing them information. Very impressive.
@shaquille_0atmeal69_8 9 aylar önce
This video was pure gold!! So informative and I learned so much more than I initially thought when I first clicked onto this video!! Great work man!
@killerkrok55 3 yıl önce
That last part had me dying of laughter destin- "im gonna do a roll." Flack- "ok, yeah do it man."
@Griff98 3 yıl önce
The way he said it too. That was priceless.
@alifesh 3 yıl önce
I cringe when I'm asked if I can let someone else drive my crappy car, the dude lets him roll with his F16 lol
@lordraj365 3 yıl önce
actually yeah 🤣🤣
@RobbZinn 3 yıl önce
Talk about a .gif that ends to early. Why didnt we get to see this Dustin?
@travisyayes6343 3 yıl önce
You could actually hear a child-like Destin smiling when he said "im gonna do a roll."
@joehill4740 Yıl önce
Incredibly interesting video! There is a rollercoaster here in Phoenix, Arizona called Desert Storm that pushes up to 5.5 gs... It is so mentally and physically debilitating I can not even begin to comprehend what over 7gs feels like. Hats off to these guys I have an extraordinary amount of respect for them being able to think and process information under these circumstances. Truly amazing stuff. I know they train for these things but I really believe that not everyone is built to sustain these drastic physical forces, I personally thought my head was going to fall right off my body, I was like 16 at the time, refuse to try it again in my mid 20s. Hahah.
@chrismendonca4522 Yıl önce
Amazing video. Thank you SO much for making it. You did 1000xs better than I would have! I probably would have tapped out when they closed the canopy.
@felathar1985 Yıl önce
SmarterEveryDay is probably the best youtube channel ever created. I've learned soooo much over the years.
@LouMires Yıl önce
This is great. My nephew was just admitted into the US Air Force Academy, so he'll love this video. Thank you, the Thunderbird pilots, and the USAF for this.
@EXPERTISE 9 aylar önce
I would ride the graviton a lot as a kid, which pulls about 3 g's on that ride. I would like to think I could handle 7 g's relatively easy. One way to handle g's better is to stay very hydrated.
@klowe007 3 yıl önce
I got 3 rides during my 22 years of active duty...2 in the F-16 and 1 in the F-15. No words to describe it. After each one I slept like 12 hrs because my body was drained, and I was in pretty decent physical shape. Military pilots are on another level.
@1anre 3 yıl önce
Wow that’s insane. Were you a flight technician? Also how do pilots have such vibrant social lives if they have to sleep 12+ hours post each flight?
@klowe007 3 yıl önce
@@1anre No, "I" slept 12hrs...not the pilots. They are trained and used to it, and only have their mandatory crew rest before flying. Proper breathing and clinching takes a lot of training. I was an airframe and engine technician the first half of my career, before retraining into IT/cyber.
@1anre 3 yıl önce
Kz Lowe that’s alright then. Hope you keep killing it there too.
@dkwoodsy2082 Yıl önce
Several years ago my neighbor at the time was a SMSgt in the USAF. He took me to an air show at his base- Scott AFB, IL- about 11 miles from us. The T-Birds we’re doing a show. Sarge Nielsen gave me a personal guided tour of all the aircraft on display and at show time he got us right up next to the flight line. I’d seen the T-Birds before from a distance but to see it all up close was surreal. The pre-flight check with the pilots and their personal crews was amazing- I still get goosebumps thinking about it. My FAVORITE maneuver was 1-4 in Diamond coming in from the east in a slow roll. Everyone’s attention was that direction. 5 came from the west right over the tarmac at about 200 ft and about .7 Mach and the burner cooking. Scared the “ya know” out of everyone including me. Sarge knew it was coming but didn’t warn me. Thank you for giving this inside look into their world and explaining things so clearly. Always been a fan of the T-Birds and the Angels.
@jjoiv78 Yıl önce
Loved your assessment! USAF was my home for 21 years & 20 for my dad. It never gets old.
@scottmaytham3429 Yıl önce
On a dar I braced myself in a fifty five gallon drum and rolled down a pretty good sized hill.I don't know what kind of G-forces I received it was a lot.With long lasting dizziness didn't black out though.
@samjones4327 Yıl önce
Awesome showcase!! Thank u so much for sharing your experience with us!!! Go Thunderbirds!!!
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