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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    1. SmarterEveryDay

      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

      1. tyler maloney

        Could use some inertial dampeners for the SR-72 - Private sales would be nice.

      2. DJ Reiser

        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

      3. Frosty Codm

        He did not seem interest in u

      4. Austin Robertson

        He let you fly the jet?

      5. vipul petwal

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    2. blue03r6

      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.

    3. Joey Miguel

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

    4. mark m.

      Why do I not 'like' Dustin? I can't put it into words. I just do not.

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    8. Therese Wheeler

      Wow impressive

    9. WatchMeLowSide Kappa

      Sounds like a lot of fun! But i’d definitely rather be in my mrap taking bs than be in the air.

    10. urwatched

      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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    13. Dave Davidson

      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.

    14. Lukas Johansen

      Not gonna lie I feel like a super genius when watching this :P

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    16. Madskillzpb

      anyone else get sick just watching this? wtf


      Thunderbirds or blue Angeles

    18. Dibo btw

      There with the blue angles rn in NAF El Centro ca. my hometown!1

    19. yoeri lamens

      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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    21. Christian Glasenapp

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

    22. James Dennis

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

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    24. Gregory Oruko

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    25. alemao

      this video is incredible

    26. Kegan Ritchie

      there's always a bigger fish, stay humble my friend

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    30. kbowers8111

      I'd have to loose so much weight to ever fly with them. But I bet it be fun.....for a minute.

    31. kbowers8111

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

    32. The Journalist

      I flat out love those fly boys and girl. Mace

    33. Addyson Madden

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    34. Dragon Bg

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    35. Dragon Bg

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    36. Kevin Fernandez Solis

      jajajaja cience is fun X,D

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    38. Alexander l

      6:35 Canopy closed

    39. Left Coast

      Amazing. Mace is incredible.

    40. Daniel Radick

      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.

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    43. John Kean

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    44. John Kean

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    45. John Kean

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    46. John Kean

      3 chin straps dahling sorry 😐

    47. GrandPa

      Am i the only one who felt the actual gravity like while watching this and about to pass out anytime?

    48. Kyle Sanders

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

    49. Aaron Cosman

      Coolest channel of IRvision.

    50. kartik kulsange

      You did it but I felt it

    51. Desert Racer

      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*

    52. Apollo

      I wish I was on that jet I would have loved to hit 9 gs

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    54. Apollo

      That must have been so must fun!

    55. Apollo

      Hahah love this channel!.

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    59. SaltGenerator

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

    60. Jay hughes

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

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    62. Neo Genesis

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

    63. ewann3

      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 🤣

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    65. chumleyok

      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)

    66. Angus Chandler

      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.

      1. Angus Chandler

        @Aviv Weiss I know that. It's just funny to watch

      2. Aviv Weiss

        I mean his job requires him to take 9g's on a daily basis obv any lower would have him barely twitching

    67. riskybetz

      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

    68. MrDanny70s

      Ironically a trip in a jet grounded you haha

    69. AdanaKiller

      This video just came up in my recommendations and i’m not regretted to watch it all. I’ve totally learned smg new today which i never thought i’ll need it but i do now. Thank you so much. I’m subbing u

    70. Brown Acres

      Now do the Blue Angels

    71. Da Bozz

      Wow this video for sure got my subscription!!! Only thing I hope rest of the videos aren't sponsored or ill have to remove my subscription none the less amazing video

    72. Eto Hige Gamer Culture

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

    73. Lukasz Racinowski

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

    74. R1D9M8B4

      Why was I nervous!?

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    77. SelectInput

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

    78. Muhammed Omar

      I do 9 Gs everyday IN MY LEGO JET

    79. Andy Ortiz

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      This video had me in ahhh the entire time I knew how hard it was but jeez 😱

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    84. Maximilian Klotz

      Back in school i liked physics a lot. But this, with the detailed explanation, the field tests and the videos, is on another level!

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    86. Daniel Emenike

      I wish I can join the airforce from another country. What's your advise on that?

    87. Jimmy Mullins

      these planes are loud they flew over my base and they made my ears bleed /not really but

    88. Paoby Obounou

      That was amazing 😻

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    90. Paoby Obounou

      I wish my physics class was this fun

    91. S B

      i dont even think i can handle 2 gs... don't really like flying

    92. Canon Pierce

      What a poosayyyyyy Geeze man

    93. spoilerkiller

      This is just one of the most impressive videos! I really have my problems with military in general and with the US military in particular, but the combination of human and technological abilities shown in this video are just unreal.

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    95. Bastian

      Wow what an experience huh?

    96. j.network3232

      Bro I only have 4g bro

    97. Doug Potosky

      Great show! Pilots are True Heroes!

    98. Ken's Vlog

      simply amazing pilots

    99. Pavan Krishna

      Great video 👍🏽

    100. hardino0311

      Another badass video