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

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SmarterEveryDay Před 9 měsíci
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
Rubb3r Lizard
Rubb3r Lizard Před 6 dny
I really want to fly in a jet, but I doubt I’d ever get the chance
tyler maloney
tyler maloney Před 8 dny
Could use some inertial dampeners for the SR-72 - Private sales would be nice.
DJ Reiser
DJ Reiser Před 20 dny
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
Frosty Codm
Frosty Codm Před 23 dny
He did not seem interest in u
Austin Robertson
Austin Robertson Před měsícem
He let you fly the jet?
Emir Latinović
Emir Latinović Před 5 hodinami
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.
Ebolaface Před 7 hodinami
omg I remember ORBITZ drink
M4KERB Před 9 hodinami
this was outstanding, thank you.
Lil washing machine
Lil washing machine Před 9 hodinami
"dont use your phone while driving." meanwhile in a jet going supersonic "my ipad screen just rotated"
TheTieDyeHippie Před 9 hodinami
Missed the opportunity to say “Nice.” after he said you’re at .69 Mach
X-_-XDeMon Před 12 hodinami
yeah i took my f -16 out last night and pulled 9 gs over my girlfriends house.
MrQbeczeq Před 19 hodinami
Next episode of SED - Destin on ISS in zero G ;)
George Gonzalez
George Gonzalez Před 20 hodinami
19:15 bruh😂😂
Hespian Yeahboy
Hespian Yeahboy Před dnem
Every day we learn things. This is a new day!
Cameron Parrett
Cameron Parrett Před dnem
Most of the comments are by nerds trying to be funny, eg. i said this......someone else said this......so fing boring
MC Oz Před dnem
💯💪🏼‼️ LOVE your reference of TRUTH at the end, bro‼️ ☝🏼 🙌🏼 🙏🏼 LUKE 14:11
GIBS Horse Training
God bless you bro. Stay humble and kind. 7.2G, the Lord Jesus will lift you up.
Jakob Schwabe
Jakob Schwabe Před dnem
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Colt Albrecht
Colt Albrecht Před dnem
I love your videos man! Making a Difference!
Andrew Connor
Andrew Connor Před dnem
Good video. Enjoyed watching.
Arturo Arzadon
Arturo Arzadon Před dnem
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bimmergeek Před dnem
Dustin, you have a great life.
SoJazzie Před dnem
@ 24:50 Almost look like she left the earth
scarlet 001
scarlet 001 Před dnem
just how do u evenride a plane thats so cool n enter industries n alll how izit is the free jet ride free
The Depression
The Depression Před dnem
I love the fact that they put his name on the jet
Rachid Aachich
Rachid Aachich Před dnem
i barely stand 1 G
Rizaldo Mullings
Rizaldo Mullings Před 2 dny
Blue Angels still cooler but this was still fire
Jim Benton
Jim Benton Před 2 dny
Odd Kicks
Odd Kicks Před 2 dny
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Yrisneida Pena Před 2 dny
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Youtube doggo
Youtube doggo Před 2 dny
Destin, What was that cracking sound when you were doing high G manuvers? Love your vids :)
Tamica Phillippy
Tamica Phillippy Před 3 dny
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Chairman Meow
Chairman Meow Před 3 dny
this is hardcore AF
Jimmy Stevens
Jimmy Stevens Před 3 dny
Dude my eyes do that due to vertigo, vertigo is horrible to live with.
Jason King
Jason King Před 3 dny
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.
HuggieBear39 Před 3 dny
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.
Gilbert Bawker
Gilbert Bawker Před 4 dny
Great channel, Amazing video
Adam C
Adam C Před 4 dny
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.
A K Před 4 dny
This is unusual channel 👍
Michael Caamano
Michael Caamano Před 4 dny
Excellent! Enjoy all of your videos, but really loved this one.
Voor Naam
Voor Naam Před 4 dny
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.
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DEC123 !
DEC123 ! Před 4 dny
I wanna be a pilot when I grow up and I’m gonna start in the air force
Kikk oman
Kikk oman Před 4 dny
"I could not think at all, my brain just stopped working" ....that sounds wonderful
you okay? like, are you good? lmao
Bad Boy
Bad Boy Před 4 dny
Your ears control you body
Stafan Williams
Stafan Williams Před 4 dny
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Meagan Raven
Meagan Raven Před 4 dny
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!
Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez Před 4 dny
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Krystal Myth
Krystal Myth Před 4 dny
Jesus man... you are beyond lucky.
Hassan Ahmad
Hassan Ahmad Před 4 dny
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
ce sneaks
ce sneaks Před 4 dny
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Henry Taylor
Henry Taylor Před 4 dny
Loved your video’s for a long time, but what on earth is that changing light board at the back of your studio please?!
Mr.Dillythe Pickle
Mr.Dillythe Pickle Před 4 dny
No wonder they’re called pedo tubes ...coz they have small holes
Stafan Williams
Stafan Williams Před 5 dny
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Max Jerdan
Max Jerdan Před 5 dny
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.
Hello World
Hello World Před 5 dny
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Jim Tyler
Jim Tyler Před 5 dny
Thank you for portraying our military in such high regards. Not to mention the education
Samurai x Shogun
Samurai x Shogun Před 5 dny
Here come the ggggggssssssssssssssssssss
Rico Kanthatham
Rico Kanthatham Před 5 dny
"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.
Hareecio Nelson
Hareecio Nelson Před 5 dny
I mean, imagine if Galileo or Isaac Newton, or the Wright Brothers could see this. This engineering is art.
Xeno Story
Xeno Story Před 5 dny
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Power Před 5 dny
I just noticed that the pilot didn't have a G-Suit on
Latchman Mangra
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Fazeboy7pro YT Před 5 dny
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VICTOR S. Před 5 dny
You two have chemistry.
Iamthe0c3an kooldude_377
Would love to see Tom Scott give this a go
Benson Před 6 dny
So you are going to lay back are receive the Gizz 😆🤣😂
John Price
John Price Před 6 dny
Bro you declined a set of airforce aviators, looking cool is not something you will ever have to worry about..
Dave Macri
Dave Macri Před 6 dny
Man great video
Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez Před 6 dny
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Rubb3r Lizard
Rubb3r Lizard Před 6 dny
“It’s gunna be fine” Almost passes out during 7G maneuver, then bails out.
Krystal Myth
Krystal Myth Před 4 dny
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.
blue03r6 Před 7 dny
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.
Joey Miguel
Joey Miguel Před 7 dny
Here's one question, will you feel the pain of g's if your numb?
mark m.
mark m. Před 7 dny
Why do I not 'like' Dustin? I can't put it into words. I just do not.
Yoboipaul Před 7 dny
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Fabian Bondanza
Fabian Bondanza Před 7 dny
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bill matuszewski
bill matuszewski Před 7 dny
This is the greatest channel ever !!!
Therese Wheeler
Therese Wheeler Před 7 dny
Wow impressive
WatchMeLowSide Kappa
Sounds like a lot of fun! But i’d definitely rather be in my mrap taking bs than be in the air.
urwatched Před 7 dny
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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Privacy Gg Před 7 dny
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Jack Andrews Před 8 dny
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Dave Davidson
Dave Davidson Před 8 dny
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.
Lukas Johansen
Lukas Johansen Před 8 dny
Not gonna lie I feel like a super genius when watching this :P
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dees kicks Před 8 dny
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Madskillzpb Před 8 dny
anyone else get sick just watching this? wtf
Thunderbirds or blue Angeles
Dibo btw
Dibo btw Před 8 dny
There with the blue angles rn in NAF El Centro ca. my hometown!1
yoeri lamens
yoeri lamens Před 8 dny
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?
amin khormaei
amin khormaei Před 8 dny
Christian Glasenapp
At 24:26 you can see his G-suit operating, I've always wanted to see that.
James Dennis
James Dennis Před 8 dny
why would you say no to aviator sunglasses in that situation????
Kyle Miller
Kyle Miller Před 8 dny
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Gregory Oruko
Gregory Oruko Před 8 dny
Can I get that prototype.
alemao Před 8 dny
this video is incredible
Kegan Ritchie
Kegan Ritchie Před 8 dny
there's always a bigger fish, stay humble my friend
Myr Rosen
Myr Rosen Před 9 dny
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CrownLands Před 9 dny
Liked it because of no. 6, toppro
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kbowers8111 Před 9 dny
I'd have to loose so much weight to ever fly with them. But I bet it be fun.....for a minute.
kbowers8111 Před 9 dny
Destin....the beginning of the flight it looked like your flight suit was smoking. What up with dat?
The Journalist
The Journalist Před 9 dny
I flat out love those fly boys and girl. Mace
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