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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 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:

by SmarterEveryDay 1 month ago

Destin: I can't think anymore
Flack: My iPad rotated

by Scotty Catman 1 month ago

Mace: "7 Gs is a comfortable spot to be"
Me: * stands up quickly and starts feeling dizzy *

by kage0110 3 weeks ago

Destin: “You put my name on it!?”

Childhood dreams achieved lol. That was sweet.

by Conor Court 3 weeks ago

Destin: taps out at 7g
Lazlo: takes in 9g for 30 seconds

by Redi Alasko 1 week ago

"put hand in front of your name"
Destin, realises that they actually put his name on a plane: "You've put my name on it?!"
I loved that scene.

by tpodole 1 week ago

The reason he tapped out is that he didn't wear the sunglasses.

by Credence1026 1 month ago

people: "women can't drive"
mace: hello there little boy.

by Army Blink Rosé 3 weeks ago

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

by Pivot Boy 3 weeks ago

Imagine the adrenaline when you’re taking off the runway

by Adam100A 1 week ago

He really just said “Pedo-probe” with a straight face.

by Kari Krummi 6 days ago

"For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Thank you, Destin.

by Alan Marcus 2 weeks ago

“look at you turning to avoid the sun”
’sure we’ll go with that’
😂😂😂😂😂😂

by TheFallofTheEleventh 2 weeks ago

"Look cool, that's gonna be hard."
Especially when you don't put your visor all the way down.

by Apollo Ventureful 1 week ago

"This video has no sponsor."

Well yeah, the USAF can't officially sponsor you, I'm guessing. But that was one heck of an ad, even if it was other things too.

by srpilha 6 days ago

"I think 7g is a comfortable spot to be.."
- Mace

by Xovius 1 month ago

Dustins just lying on the chair and the pilot is acting like he can’t even feel the g’s

by DJ-_-Gamin’ 2 weeks ago

"I'm just gunna lie there, and I'm just gunna receive the G's, and I'm just gonna take it. I might black-out but I'm good." - My girlfriend

by Jaron Va 3 days ago

Destin: This is the heads up display
Every gamer: I know what that is

by Stephen Phelps 3 weeks ago

they start talking about the meaning of all the number and things.

Gamer: I though it's just for esthetic

by White Snow 3 weeks ago

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