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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Reacties

  1. SmarterEveryDay

    SmarterEveryDay14 dagen geleden

    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 PlebaniDag geleden

    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 LlcDag geleden

    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 geleden

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

  5. Dave Money

    Dave MoneyDag geleden

    You seem to be a total douche.

  6. Bill Rabinovitch

    Bill Rabinovitch2 dagen geleden

    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. Eric Wotton

    Eric Wotton10 uur geleden

    "You put my name on it!!"

  8. elliot

    elliot11 uur geleden

    thanks for that video, really great content ! Peace from France !

  9. Kara Noelle

    Kara Noelle11 uur geleden

    This video was cool and all, but they didn't explain where in the F-16 they put in the Chaos Emeralds, nor did I see them turn yellow and sparkling...

  10. Roy Korteweg

    Roy Korteweg12 uur geleden

    When you stumble upon this video accidentally, and you watch to the end cuz it's THAT interesting!

  11. Meliodas Mangubat

    Meliodas Mangubat13 uur geleden

    i end up dizzy just by watching.. what more!!!

  12. Jaime A. Zarate

    Jaime A. Zarate14 uur geleden

    interesante video!!

  13. ivan rains

    ivan rains13 uur geleden

    i know

  14. FrmrGman

    FrmrGman14 uur geleden

    I feel ya Destin... lol...... I'll never forget when I first got stationed at Nellis in 76 and I got to go up in #8 when they first got the F-16 (in 83) after the T 38's crashed in Jan 82.... what an experience !!

  15. Allord

    Allord14 uur geleden

    What day did you fly? I've been at Keesler for just over two months now, i didn't know there was an air show

  16. Ali Tahrei Sh.

    Ali Tahrei Sh.14 uur geleden

    It's so cool I could feel it It's my dream to have such experience

  17. Leon Megerdichian

    Leon Megerdichian15 uur geleden

    You pulling Gs bro? Lol awsome video. Love the channel. Love the honest facts....

  18. MOJO

    MOJO15 uur geleden

    What actor does Flack look like

  19. david prendergast

    david prendergast16 uur geleden

    Sick!! this is the best episode ever👌👍.

  20. ZEKe TAYONE

    ZEKe TAYONE17 uur geleden

    Flack: the epitome of a chad

  21. Ralph perea

    Ralph perea17 uur geleden

    I was a F16 crew chief 2004-2009. Brings back memories. Lucky you that you got a ride and can bring it to everyone at home. I sadly never got a ride. I still hope one day. Keep up the great work. Cheers

  22. Becky Stone

    Becky Stone17 uur geleden

    Thanks for a great video! Have to see your others! What’s that thing to the right of your map on the wall w the blinking light? Only things I could think of is binary clock or something theyd use on lost in space or Star Trek (looks high tech but just blindly lights?

  23. Khrieluotuo Kire

    Khrieluotuo Kire17 uur geleden

    you look like Shmee150 ... cousin by anychance

  24. Pivot Boy

    Pivot Boy18 uur geleden

    Meanwhile: me missing my shot in war thunder at pulling a casual 29g's to shoot again

  25. Nestor Ramirez

    Nestor Ramirez18 uur geleden

    What is the name of the aerodynamic book?

  26. cheatham85

    cheatham8519 uur geleden

    I go supersonic in my 86 chevy on the way to the grocery store.....puh leaze.

  27. nick pale

    nick pale19 uur geleden

    Can we see the video of you flying the plane would of been a cool add on

  28. Gibd0

    Gibd019 uur geleden

    I thought you had to have all seven Chaos Emeralds to go super sonic haha thank you. thank you.

  29. The Youtube Algorithm

    The Youtube Algorithm19 uur geleden

    i think my war thunder pilot is dead after 29 gs

  30. William Hartmann

    William Hartmann19 uur geleden

    Humbling knowing your limitations.

  31. See One, Do One

    See One, Do One19 uur geleden

    My palms are sweaty.

  32. LostMotions

    LostMotions19 uur geleden

    I feel so smart now... time to flex on my family. 😎

  33. gaptoofgranny

    gaptoofgranny20 uur geleden

    I can relate in this way. I did a fam flight in a glider - never been up in the air before - and I learned that my physiology and mental state does four things. The excitement kicks in, the realization that this is absolutely real and the adrenaline starts flowing, the feeling of dread washes over you, and then finally the anticipation just before you start rolling. I don't know what that combination of feeling is called, but there's nothing like that anywhere else. The other neat thing about a kinfe edge maneuver is the pilot has to add a bit of down elevator to compensate for the lift vector of both the wings and the body in order to keep a straight line. If he didn't, it would turn into a gradual turn towards canopy. Since it's performed at a lower altitude, the pilot has to input more down elevator because as you mentioned it - higher density at that altitude.

  34. Terence Edwards

    Terence Edwards21 uur geleden

    i can guess your 35kg head was unusable

  35. Mr Dean

    Mr Dean21 uur geleden

    Haha Destin's body for the 8 point roll was like a crash dummy😂😂😂😂

  36. Netcald

    Netcald21 uur geleden

    I think pulling negative g’s would’ve been a cool manoeuvre to do.

  37. Jonas Horlacher

    Jonas Horlacher21 uur geleden

    The way he says “here comes the g’s” is so sensual and I can picture johnny sins saying that

  38. The Grim Racer8

    The Grim Racer822 uur geleden

    “You put my name on it?” 😂

  39. Edwin Dude

    Edwin Dude22 uur geleden

    It’s very satisfying hey ? I was taken up in a tornado during my JTAC course, was bonkers dude to be honest.

  40. YouTube's shit hole

    YouTube's shit hole22 uur geleden

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="206">3:26</a>

  41. YouTube's shit hole

    YouTube's shit hole22 uur geleden

    lets watch them burn your tax dollars up

  42. pointyhairedbush

    pointyhairedbush22 uur geleden

    Are you a pilot?

  43. Kyle Lloyd

    Kyle Lloyd23 uur geleden

    @smartereveryday you'll get another chance at a 9G maneuver my brother!

  44. BobButcherAK

    BobButcherAK23 uur geleden

    Far better than any of the typical PR ride along videos. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  45. Tim Schuit

    Tim Schuit23 uur geleden

    Dude imagine getting knocked out in a fighter jet in mis air 😳

  46. lenndielusche

    lenndielusche23 uur geleden

    welcome to anothwe episode of where quarantine takes me

  47. David Kim

    David KimDag geleden

    The moon landing people. The moon landing.

  48. Zach Amos

    Zach AmosDag geleden

    Super soni let's go

  49. Bondman007

    Bondman007Dag geleden

    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 :(

  50. Dave Smith

    Dave SmithDag geleden

    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.

  51. lol lol

    lol lolDag geleden

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

  52. Mohammed Mekkawy

    Mohammed MekkawyDag geleden

    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

  53. Ibrahim Awwad

    Ibrahim AwwadDag geleden

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

  54. Hanno Penning

    Hanno PenningDag geleden

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

  55. Rexeit

    RexeitDag geleden

    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....

  56. ATM

    ATMDag geleden

    That guy looks like a fighter pilot.

  57. Stefan Leggott

    Stefan LeggottDag geleden

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

  58. Lemon

    LemonDag geleden

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

  59. Stefan Leggott

    Stefan LeggottDag geleden

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

  60. zaxos labropoulos

    zaxos labropoulosDag geleden

    When you learn about Bernoulli and the Pitot tubes in school

  61. GbombMr

    GbombMrDag geleden

    Oh, I do 16g in war thunder

  62. Viral Mody

    Viral ModyDag geleden

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

  63. 264 715

    264 715Dag geleden

    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 😭😖😩😱🤢🥵

  64. Carl W. Samples

    Carl W. SamplesDag geleden

    Thank you fellow Huntsvillian.

  65. Dale J

    Dale JDag geleden

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

  66. doliio volay

    doliio volayDag geleden

    The pilot constantly talking to him to make him comfortable.

  67. Ajay Tiwari

    Ajay TiwariDag geleden

    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

  68. doliio volay

    doliio volayDag geleden

    Love Luke 14:11

  69. Daz

    DazDag geleden

    Aerodynamics -JD Anderson ? Wow !!

  70. Antonio Austin

    Antonio AustinDag geleden

    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

  71. Peak Effects

    Peak EffectsDag geleden

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

  72. Kayden Elliott

    Kayden ElliottDag geleden

    the F 16 so cool but viper is cool too

  73. bill suckz

    bill suckzDag geleden

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

  74. Jonathan Glessner

    Jonathan GlessnerDag geleden

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

  75. MixaL1s6804

    MixaL1s6804Dag geleden

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

  76. Saud

    SaudDag geleden

    <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.

  77. Chaileeportraits _

    Chaileeportraits _Dag geleden

    My sister's head is 80 pounds ...if she experiences 7g's how many pounds would her head feel like comment below NLgo pilots

  78. Dj none

    Dj noneDag geleden

    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

  79. Chris Killer

    Chris KillerDag geleden

    How ya doing? Bad. Lol What a video!

  80. §hąřpśhøõțëŕ • 40 years ago (edited)

    §hąřpśhøõțëŕ • 40 years ago (edited)Dag geleden

    I need a video game of this guys life.

  81. LIGHT BLESSING FOREVER

    LIGHT BLESSING FOREVERDag geleden

    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>

  82. Dylan Reyes

    Dylan ReyesDag geleden

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

  83. Itzmrak47

    Itzmrak47Dag geleden

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

  84. Samuel Chan

    Samuel ChanDag geleden

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

  85. Agustin Talavera

    Agustin TalaveraDag geleden

    10/10 youtube quality content

  86. ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻Dag geleden

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

  87. Michael Scottland

    Michael ScottlandDag geleden

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