GOING SUPERSONIC with U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds! Pulling 7 G's in an F-16 -Smarter Every Day 235

18 Th05, 2020
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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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  • 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

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay9 tháng trước
    • I really want to fly in a jet, but I doubt I’d ever get the chance

      Rubb3r LizardRubb3r LizardNgày trước
    • Could use some inertial dampeners for the SR-72 - Private sales would be nice.

      tyler maloneytyler maloney3 ngày trước
    • you are lucky mate! I wish I could do that, but I have motion sickness too I can't really do those gs cause I get really sick

      DJ ReiserDJ Reiser15 ngày trước
    • He did not seem interest in u

      Frosty CodmFrosty Codm18 ngày trước
    • He let you fly the jet?

      Austin RobertsonAustin Robertson26 ngày trước
  • "confidence and humility"...so true. Dustin...you are super human. This is by far one of my favorite places to be on the internet. And "smarter every day" is now my life mantra. I just changed career to be a STEAM teacher to kids...an American in Japan. You were a big inspiration. If you ever get out this way...I would be honored to host you. Thank you for all that you do to share your knowledge with us.

    Rico KanthathamRico KanthathamGiờ trước
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  • I just noticed that the pilot didn't have a G-Suit on

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  • Would love to see Tom Scott give this a go

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  • So you are going to lay back are receive the Gizz 😆🤣😂

    BensonBenson17 giờ trước
  • Bro you declined a set of airforce aviators, looking cool is not something you will ever have to worry about..

    John PriceJohn Price20 giờ trước
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    Dave MacriDave Macri21 giờ trước
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  • “It’s gunna be fine” Almost passes out during 7G maneuver, then bails out.

    Rubb3r LizardRubb3r LizardNgày trước
  • I remember the first time I rode a proper super bike motorcycle with 205 hp at the rear wheel, and the power it had on acceleration made me almost black out. 205 hp doesnt sound like a lot but it is for a bike that barely weighs 400lbs and a 190 lb rider. 0-60 on it is about 2.3 seconds. people are hitting 185 mph on these in 16 seconds from a standing start. i had never experienced such force before. it got kind of dangerous because I'm out on a public road. I only took it up to about 45 mph but I had to fight it to stay awake for a second after rolling off the throttle. now it doesn't even begin to bother me. kind of like what she is saying. you get used to it.

    blue03r6blue03r6Ngày trước
  • Here's one question, will you feel the pain of g's if your numb?

    Joey MiguelJoey MiguelNgày trước
  • Why do I not 'like' Dustin? I can't put it into words. I just do not.

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    Therese WheelerTherese Wheeler2 ngày trước
  • Sounds like a lot of fun! But i’d definitely rather be in my mrap taking bs than be in the air.

    WatchMeLowSide KappaWatchMeLowSide Kappa2 ngày trước
  • Flying in a fighter jet is one thing I haven't gotten to do that I regret, but I did get some stick time in a T-34 back in the day. I would like to note...the Blue Angels don't wear G suits when they fly. Just saying...

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  • I'd wager most of us think we could take those Gs, until you actually feel it and get humbled. It's a testament to fighter pilot training and physical fitness. Anyone who can fly a fighter jet is a legit elite athlete. Mace said a couple weeks off makes it harder to take the Gs, that shows you how hard it is.

    Dave DavidsonDave Davidson2 ngày trước
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    Dibo btwDibo btw3 ngày trước
  • how come those fighterjet pilots don't feel nauseous after rolling and taking those G's? Does this mean that you can train your vestibular organ?

    yoeri lamensyoeri lamens3 ngày trước
  • Wow

    amin khormaeiamin khormaei3 ngày trước
  • At 24:26 you can see his G-suit operating, I've always wanted to see that.

    Christian GlasenappChristian Glasenapp3 ngày trước
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  • there's always a bigger fish, stay humble my friend

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    kbowers8111kbowers81114 ngày trước
  • Destin....the beginning of the flight it looked like your flight suit was smoking. What up with dat?

    kbowers8111kbowers81114 ngày trước
  • I flat out love those fly boys and girl. Mace

    The JournalistThe Journalist4 ngày trước
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  • 21:51 do it with cats hold them and turn them round with you and see its eyes they will see left and right

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    Jamie McRobertsJamie McRoberts5 ngày trước
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    Alexander lAlexander l5 ngày trước
  • Amazing. Mace is incredible.

    Left CoastLeft Coast5 ngày trước
  • I will be honest. I am totally jealous of your experience. I spent 21.5 years in the Air Force and got to sit in a Thunderbird, once, but I never flew or pulled G's in one of them. That was totally cool! Even with you tapping out on the 9G turn, you did well and you got an experience that I would love to have experienced personally.

    Daniel RadickDaniel Radick5 ngày trước
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    John KeanJohn Kean5 ngày trước
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    John KeanJohn Kean5 ngày trước
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    John KeanJohn Kean5 ngày trước
  • Am i the only one who felt the actual gravity like while watching this and about to pass out anytime?

    GrandPaGrandPa5 ngày trước
  • 2:06 I'm in school for aero engineering and I've read/outlined the 5th edition of that book, cover-to-cover.

    Kyle SandersKyle Sanders6 ngày trước
  • Coolest channel of VIworld.

    Aaron CosmanAaron Cosman6 ngày trước
  • You did it but I felt it

    kartik kulsangekartik kulsange6 ngày trước
  • I love every part of this video. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. My favorite part was at the very end when he gave you control in half a second. "I'll let you take control now, okay its yours" *Realizes SmarterEveryDay has an F16 at his fingertips at 20,000 feet*

    Desert RacerDesert Racer6 ngày trước
  • I wish I was on that jet I would have loved to hit 9 gs

    ApolloApollo6 ngày trước
  • Amazing!.

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  • That must have been so must fun!

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  • This would be terrific but I would never do it...even if I was trained hahaba

    SaltGeneratorSaltGenerator7 ngày trước
  • Anyone else think Major Mace is a total BADASS pilot.. Pulling off impossible moves, Awesome lady.... Bless up.. 😊

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  • I put this on a big flat screen and showed my father, he says, he is feeling 9G's now 😂

    Neo GenesisNeo Genesis7 ngày trước
  • This is a good video regarding skill levels, humble interpretation of one's own skill levels (humble) and understanding of progression in skill. I think most people have either way over or under confident egos. I would say from evidence that I can pick up most things very quickly while recognising it's rare, I know people who are next level on me. On the same side there will be things you just suck at that you want to be good at more than the other things, and you pretty much just suck at it 🤣

    ewann3ewann37 ngày trước
  • Amateurs.

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  • What's the deal with the handshakes at 5:52 ? Some were missed and some were landed... it looks like it was intentional. Would love to know why (if intentional)

    chumleyokchumleyok8 ngày trước
  • I love how Destin is in the back breathing like crazy and almost blacking out while Flack is just sitting upright and talking casually like he's completely immune to G force.

    Angus ChandlerAngus Chandler8 ngày trước
    • @Aviv Weiss I know that. It's just funny to watch

      Angus ChandlerAngus Chandler5 ngày trước
    • I mean his job requires him to take 9g's on a daily basis obv any lower would have him barely twitching

      Aviv WeissAviv Weiss5 ngày trước
  • Wow when you said you hit limits you didn’t even know you had... that’s crazy. Much respect to the Air Force and credit to you for going thru that with humility

    riskybetzriskybetz8 ngày trước
  • Ironically a trip in a jet grounded you haha

    MrDanny70sMrDanny70s8 ngày trước
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  • Now do the Blue Angels

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    Da BozzDa Bozz8 ngày trước
  • Dude...DUDE you had your name in a freaking Thunderbird!! also that picture rotation as Mace was flying around was awesome to watch!!

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  • Thay was super cool. Impressive video. Thanks for that!

    Lukasz RacinowskiLukasz Racinowski8 ngày trước
  • Why was I nervous!?

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  • No idea where I felt so much gs before but sometimes you can really only sit back, and watch your tears fly away

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  • I do 9 Gs everyday IN MY LEGO JET

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