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

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A personal thank you to Air Force MSgt Ryan Crane for nominating me for this flight. Thank you sir.
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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 ай мурун
    • I really want to fly in a jet, but I doubt I’d ever get the chance

      Rubb3r LizardRubb3r Lizard7 күн мурун
    • Could use some inertial dampeners for the SR-72 - Private sales would be nice.

      tyler maloneytyler maloney9 күн мурун
    • 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 Reiser20 күн мурун
    • He did not seem interest in u

      Frosty CodmFrosty Codm24 күн мурун
    • He let you fly the jet?

      Austin RobertsonAustin RobertsonАй мурун
  • Here comes the Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    Vens WoodsVens Woods2 саат мурун
  • Great video but 6G's is cute every now and again, An F1 driver pulls 2 to 6 G's on every corner for 90 minutes.

    simon psimon p5 саат мурун
  • those were very shi**y turns lmao, he lost 700ft in just one turn

    Tony GilTony Gil6 саат мурун
  • Maybe a point of reference to look at can increase the G force tolerance and prevent collapsing or even hypoxiating. Like when driving in a car, to avoid car sickness just look at some object in far distance that slowly moves like mountains for example or anything that very slowly moves or doesn't moves for long period of time. Just don't look at the car's interior or the seat in front. Maybe the same thing is with flying in a jet during the maneuvers.

    Emir LatinovićEmir Latinović20 саат мурун
  • omg I remember ORBITZ drink

    EbolafaceEbolaface22 саат мурун
  • this was outstanding, thank you.

    M4KERBM4KERBКүн мурун
  • "dont use your phone while driving." meanwhile in a jet going supersonic "my ipad screen just rotated"

    Lil washing machineLil washing machineКүн мурун
  • Missed the opportunity to say “Nice.” after he said you’re at .69 Mach

    TheTieDyeHippieTheTieDyeHippieКүн мурун
  • yeah i took my f -16 out last night and pulled 9 gs over my girlfriends house.

    X-_-XDeMonX-_-XDeMonКүн мурун
  • Next episode of SED - Destin on ISS in zero G ;)

    MrQbeczeqMrQbeczeqКүн мурун
  • 19:15 bruh😂😂

    George GonzalezGeorge GonzalezКүн мурун
  • Every day we learn things. This is a new day!

    Hespian YeahboyHespian YeahboyКүн мурун
  • Most of the comments are by nerds trying to be funny, eg. i said this......someone else said this......so fing boring

    Cameron ParrettCameron ParrettКүн мурун
  • 💯💪🏼‼️ LOVE your reference of TRUTH at the end, bro‼️ ☝🏼 🙌🏼 🙏🏼 LUKE 14:11

    MC OzMC OzКүн мурун
  • God bless you bro. Stay humble and kind. 7.2G, the Lord Jesus will lift you up.

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  • I love your videos man! Making a Difference!

    Colt AlbrechtColt AlbrechtКүн мурун
  • Good video. Enjoyed watching.

    Andrew ConnorAndrew ConnorКүн мурун
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    Arturo ArzadonArturo Arzadon2 күн мурун
  • Dustin, you have a great life.

    bimmergeekbimmergeek2 күн мурун
  • @ 24:50 Almost look like she left the earth

    SoJazzieSoJazzie2 күн мурун
  • just how do u evenride a plane thats so cool n enter industries n alll how izit is the free jet ride free

    scarlet 001scarlet 0012 күн мурун
  • I love the fact that they put his name on the jet

    The DepressionThe Depression2 күн мурун
  • i barely stand 1 G

    Rachid AachichRachid Aachich2 күн мурун
  • Blue Angels still cooler but this was still fire

    Rizaldo MullingsRizaldo Mullings2 күн мурун
  • Outstanding!

    Jim BentonJim Benton2 күн мурун
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  • Destin, What was that cracking sound when you were doing high G manuvers? Love your vids :)

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    Tamica PhillippyTamica Phillippy4 күн мурун
  • this is hardcore AF

    Chairman MeowChairman Meow4 күн мурун
  • Dude my eyes do that due to vertigo, vertigo is horrible to live with.

    Jimmy StevensJimmy Stevens4 күн мурун
  • The f-16 fighting falcon more commonly known as the "viper"? Huh? No you were right the first time. Never heard it called the viper in my life.

    Jason KingJason King4 күн мурун
  • I had that humbling kind of experience during dialysis. My blood pressure got so low that everything was going dark. I could not even talk to call a tech. It was good that the machine notice something was not right and got the attention of the tech. They laid me strait and pumped half a bag of saline back in me. Took about ten minutes before I got my wits back.

    HuggieBear39HuggieBear394 күн мурун
  • Great channel, Amazing video

    Gilbert BawkerGilbert Bawker4 күн мурун
  • Dustin, prob won't read this, hehe, but kinda looks like you might have had a mild panic attack( if you've never experienced ). I'm an expert, trust me. Hypoxia + strange environment + unsettling things equals panic attack, even if not predisposed.

    Adam CAdam C4 күн мурун
  • This is unusual channel 👍

    A KA K4 күн мурун
  • Excellent! Enjoy all of your videos, but really loved this one.

    Michael CaamanoMichael Caamano4 күн мурун
  • When I was in my twenties, I was a glider pilot. Nothing special. In the Netherlands you are not a millionair doing that. You simply join a club. So, we had an aerobatic twin. And we loved to try our G limit. I believe that plane was certified up to 7 or 8 G, in calm air. Being healthy young men, pulling 6 G's, during a very steep turn, was no problem. Can you imagine? Try that in your average Cessna. You would bend the wing. Squeeeeek, oops... Never underestimate those funny glider pilots, please.

    Voor NaamVoor Naam5 күн мурун
  • "We're goin' ballistic!"

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  • I wanna be a pilot when I grow up and I’m gonna start in the air force

    DEC123 !DEC123 !5 күн мурун
  • "I could not think at all, my brain just stopped working" ....that sounds wonderful

    Kikk omanKikk oman5 күн мурун
    • you okay? like, are you good? lmao

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  • Your ears control you body

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  • Oh my gosh, the part where u said “I can do this! I can carry ALL the groceries into the house!” 😂 I agree with you! That’s hard to do!

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  • Jesus man... you are beyond lucky.

    Krystal MythKrystal Myth5 күн мурун
  • 21:30 I did this on my chair while spinning and I closed my eye and when it stopped i thought i wa still moving

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  • Loved your video’s for a long time, but what on earth is that changing light board at the back of your studio please?!

    Henry TaylorHenry Taylor5 күн мурун
  • No wonder they’re called pedo tubes ...coz they have small holes

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  • I'm an average joe, but I'll say I'm proud of our Air Force. The intelligence, discipline, and training that is taught says something about our history and leaders. Also how I should live my everyday life.

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  • Thank you for portraying our military in such high regards. Not to mention the education

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  • Here come the ggggggssssssssssssssssssss

    Samurai x ShogunSamurai x Shogun5 күн мурун
  • "confidence and humility"...so true. Destin...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 Kanthatham6 күн мурун
  • I mean, imagine if Galileo or Isaac Newton, or the Wright Brothers could see this. This engineering is art.

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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 😆🤣😂

    BensonBenson6 күн мурун
  • Bro you declined a set of airforce aviators, looking cool is not something you will ever have to worry about..

    John PriceJohn Price6 күн мурун
  • Man great video

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  • “It’s gunna be fine” Almost passes out during 7G maneuver, then bails out.

    Rubb3r LizardRubb3r Lizard7 күн мурун
    • I won't lie, bit disappointing. lol~ I mean, he was stronger than he thought he was. He didn't even G-loc that entire time. Lot of people pass out long before that. He should have gone for it. I mean, he'll never get another shot at it. None of us will either.

      Krystal MythKrystal Myth5 күн мурун
  • 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.

    blue03r6blue03r67 күн мурун
  • Here's one question, will you feel the pain of g's if your numb?

    Joey MiguelJoey Miguel7 күн мурун
  • Why do I not 'like' Dustin? I can't put it into words. I just do not.

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  • Wow impressive

    Therese WheelerTherese Wheeler8 күн мурун
  • Sounds like a lot of fun! But i’d definitely rather be in my mrap taking bs than be in the air.

    WatchMeLowSide KappaWatchMeLowSide Kappa8 күн мурун
  • 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 Davidson8 күн мурун
  • Not gonna lie I feel like a super genius when watching this :P

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  • anyone else get sick just watching this? wtf

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  • Thunderbirds or blue Angeles

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    Dibo btwDibo btw9 күн мурун
  • 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?

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  • Wow

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

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  • why would you say no to aviator sunglasses in that situation????

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  • this video is incredible

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