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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  • 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

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay15 ditë më parë
    • @B Wilie thank you for pointing out how annoying auto-incorrect is. I was born and raised in the great Las Vegas, Nevada so having spent basically four decades here I should have learned to double check my comments before posting

      ruste shackleferdruste shackleferd5 orë më parë
    • @Rhialto If you read the description about the video you'll see the following: "This flight took place on May 3, 2019 in Biloxi Mississippi." Mace (the female Thunderbird pilot) was flying the #6 opposing solo position when he interviewed her. This year 2020, she is the #5 Lead Solo. So no COVID 19 during this filming.

      B WilieB Wilie6 orë më parë
    • @ruste shackleferd The Air Force Thunderbirds are based at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas Nevada. So in Las Vegas, you "have" the Thunderbirds. The Blue Angels are based in Pensacola, Florida.

      B WilieB Wilie6 orë më parë
    • Luke 14:11 A Beautiful summary to the video ✝️

      En Vintervell Va DornoEn Vintervell Va Dorno9 orë më parë
    • New channel name - Dumber at 7.2 g's.

      ljfingerljfinger11 orë më parë
  • Thanks sir your video made me smile 😊

    Adil ShahAdil Shah2 orë më parë
  • where do you get all of your aircraft models? ie- jets planes and helis?

    naefin prodnaefin prod2 orë më parë
  • Flying a commercial flight during takeoff: "Ok imma tap out, where's the exit?"

    G-MG-M2 orë më parë
  • hey the blue angels

    Meghan HarrisMeghan Harris2 orë më parë
  • I'm getting SmarterEveryDay.

    lol nopelol nope3 orë më parë
  • I see the Cleveland National Airshow 👏 Thank you Destin, great video showing true super heros.

    Brad UrbanBrad Urban3 orë më parë
  • Mace: "7 Gs is a comfortable spot to be" Me: * stands up quickly and starts feeling dizzy *

    kage0110kage01105 orë më parë
  • One of the things i do at work is to test the pitot static and transponder so this was nice to watch😁😁

    captain planetcaptain planet5 orë më parë
  • Now that i hit 40, if i jump off my bed from a standing position...trying to bounce back up feels like i'm doing 7Gs

    Rafeek AmeerRafeek Ameer5 orë më parë
  • here comes the GGGGGGGGGGG's !!! flak is awesome

    Stay classyStay classy6 orë më parë
  • I thought a Pedo Tube was something way more... disturbing.

    TeeroyTeeroy6 orë më parë
  • My cousin

    John FlackJohn Flack6 orë më parë
  • OMG orbitz

    IdealSound & PerformanceIdealSound & Performance6 orë më parë
  • loved it! you explain things in such a way that idiots like me can understand it. straight up impressed man

    Sir VereSir Vere6 orë më parë
  • I can't tell you how envious I am of your flight, after committing 12 years of my life in the USAF, but never getting the opportunity to get an incentive flight with either the F-16 or F-15, both for which I worked on over the years, all around the world. Jealous much? Yes...Lol.

    Matt CMatt C7 orë më parë
  • Mace casually pulling 7-9 Gs: ya if you train for it youre fine Destin at 7.2 Gs: hehe airplane go ZOOM

    Dalton Barton-DiazDalton Barton-Diaz7 orë më parë
  • I think claiming this video had no sponsor is not correct:.This video was sponsered by the US Air Force or the tax payer.

    Arno HakkArno Hakk7 orë më parë
  • That was great!

    Lee DotsonLee Dotson8 orë më parë
  • Of course she can 9g's . look at her neck. Jez. Even the most headbanger in the earth can't support that.

    João SantosJoão Santos8 orë më parë
  • This info was interesting, but man I couldn't stand listening to this guy. "I can't pull 9g!" D': He was so bent out of shape about it. I wish I had the tiniest problems in the world like this guy! Can't relate. He is so full of himself, like he's never known humility before. His personality was so annoying I wanted to punch him in the face five minutes in.

    Alvitr VAlvitr V8 orë më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="763">12:43</a> clean your nails bro

    Gilbert TongcoGilbert Tongco9 orë më parë
  • Momentum. 😇

    Romeo FormaranRomeo Formaran9 orë më parë
  • That was absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing this!

    En Vintervell Va DornoEn Vintervell Va Dorno9 orë më parë
  • I love how casual flack looks while destin in the back looks like he was about to meet god

    NabilNabil10 orë më parë
  • Great video, Destin! My father is a retired F-16 pilot and it is my dream to go on a ride along in one. Glad you got to have that opportunity! Maybe one day I will!

    DasTreborDasTrebor10 orë më parë
  • Please help me understand why Mach 1 is only around 395 knots on an F-16. NASA says Mach 1 is 661.7 knots. I know altitude plays a factor, but not that much from what I can tell. Thanks for any help you can provide! So Jealous !! :)

    Patrick WyattPatrick Wyatt10 orë më parë
  • best of the best.

    home and electronics stophome and electronics stop10 orë më parë
  • How was flying with Ben Affleck?

    Luke TurnerLuke Turner11 orë më parë
  • Yea Mississippi!! My dad was in the Air Guard and I’ve been to Keesler many times. It’s nice there

    Icewolf 240Icewolf 24012 orë më parë
  • All I see is lasers and hydra

    Ryan CuppaRyan Cuppa12 orë më parë
    • Ya, this is easy stuff, you should see me escaping the military base with my laser.

      Jack TurpleJack Turple9 orë më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1220">20:20</a> I think he meant ''I missed an opportunity to faint''*

    Patrick KörberPatrick Körber12 orë më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="267">4:27</a> he´s going to recieve it guys

    moises berriosmoises berrios12 orë më parë
  • Man, i love aircraft so much and would give anything to be able to fly one. BUT if I were given the opportunity to sit in an airborne jet fighter, I WOULD NEVER ACCEPT!!! lol I get airsick in airliners and always need drugs to knock me out for the entire duration of the flight lmfao. Those kids are indeed superhuman, and you too are awesome! ✌🏻 Thanks for sharing!

    misiddiaimisiddiai12 orë më parë
  • Luke 14: 11 @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1795">29:55</a> ...nice

    Bishoy AneesBishoy Anees13 orë më parë
  • Dude perfects one trip guy

  • What I learned from this is the exercise of how to be humble and confident.

    Michael SchirmerMichael Schirmer13 orë më parë
  • Best Air Force recruitment video, ever!

    rocko44444444rocko4444444413 orë më parë
  • "Am I moving?" :DDD

    rocko44444444rocko4444444414 orë më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="268">4:28</a> : Receive the what? hahahahahahaha

    Muhamed FetinciMuhamed Fetinci14 orë më parë
  • this was the 7000 comment

    Daniel WallerDaniel Waller14 orë më parë
  • .

    KaziKazi14 orë më parë
  • Man watching this video feels like 7'g ,my head is now 70 pounds

    karrrtik10karrrtik1014 orë më parë
  • After almost a case of Corona, my head feels like pulling 3G's

    P BP B15 orë më parë
  • Dustin, that was a fantastic video you put together. Thank you for sharing your story so eloquently! I’m envious!

    Gabriel SteinmannGabriel Steinmann15 orë më parë
  • dang whats he is saying is so relevant right now!!! (June 1, 2020)

    Jorge JordanJorge Jordan15 orë më parë
  • "You put my name on it!!"

    Eric WottonEric Wotton16 orë më parë
  • thanks for that video, really great content ! Peace from France !

    elliotelliot16 orë më parë
  • 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...

    Kara NoelleKara Noelle16 orë më parë
  • When you stumble upon this video accidentally, and you watch to the end cuz it's THAT interesting!

    Roy KortewegRoy Korteweg17 orë më parë
  • i end up dizzy just by watching.. what more!!!

    Meliodas MangubatMeliodas Mangubat18 orë më parë
  • interesante video!!

    Jaime A. ZarateJaime A. Zarate19 orë më parë
    • i know

      ivan rainsivan rains18 orë më parë
  • 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 !!

    FrmrGmanFrmrGman19 orë më parë
  • 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

    AllordAllord20 orë më parë
  • It's so cool I could feel it It's my dream to have such experience

    Ali Tahrei Sh.Ali Tahrei Sh.20 orë më parë
  • You pulling Gs bro? Lol awsome video. Love the channel. Love the honest facts....

    Leon MegerdichianLeon Megerdichian20 orë më parë
  • What actor does Flack look like

    MOJOMOJO21 orë më parë
  • Sick!! this is the best episode ever👌👍.

    david prendergastdavid prendergast21 orë më parë
  • Flack: the epitome of a chad

    ZEKe TAYONEZEKe TAYONE22 orë më parë
  • 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

    Ralph pereaRalph perea22 orë më parë
  • 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?

    Becky StoneBecky Stone23 orë më parë
  • you look like Shmee150 ... cousin by anychance

    Khrieluotuo KireKhrieluotuo Kire23 orë më parë
  • Meanwhile: me missing my shot in war thunder at pulling a casual 29g's to shoot again

    Pivot BoyPivot Boy23 orë më parë
  • What is the name of the aerodynamic book?

    Nestor RamirezNestor Ramirez23 orë më parë
  • I go supersonic in my 86 chevy on the way to the grocery store.....puh leaze.

    cheatham85cheatham85Ditë më parë
  • Can we see the video of you flying the plane would of been a cool add on

    nick palenick paleDitë më parë
  • I thought you had to have all seven Chaos Emeralds to go super sonic haha thank you. thank you.

    Gibd0Gibd0Ditë më parë
  • i think my war thunder pilot is dead after 29 gs

    The Youtube AlgorithmThe Youtube AlgorithmDitë më parë
  • Humbling knowing your limitations.

    William HartmannWilliam HartmannDitë më parë
  • My palms are sweaty.

    See One, Do OneSee One, Do OneDitë më parë
  • I feel so smart now... time to flex on my family. 😎

    LostMotionsLostMotionsDitë më parë
  • 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.

    gaptoofgrannygaptoofgrannyDitë më parë
  • i can guess your 35kg head was unusable

    Terence EdwardsTerence EdwardsDitë më parë
  • Haha Destin's body for the 8 point roll was like a crash dummy😂😂😂😂

    Mr DeanMr DeanDitë më parë
  • I think pulling negative g’s would’ve been a cool manoeuvre to do.

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

    Jonas HorlacherJonas HorlacherDitë më parë
  • “You put my name on it?” 😂

    The Grim Racer8The Grim Racer8Ditë më parë
  • It’s very satisfying hey ? I was taken up in a tornado during my JTAC course, was bonkers dude to be honest.

    Edwin DudeEdwin DudeDitë më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="206">3:26</a>

    YouTube's shit holeYouTube's shit holeDitë më parë
  • lets watch them burn your tax dollars up

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