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

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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. mojorising0071950

        What an incredible experience! life changing and life affirming for sure, lucky guy

      2. Dave Money

        You seem to be a total douche.

      3. Bill Rabinovitch

        i long ago went through most of USAF flight training & myself flew the Cessna T-37 jet & never ever forgot that incredible experience. Not near supersonic but for me plenty fast & being fully acrobatic & do recall pulling lesser G's probably a max of 5 - & always since wondered until now about the supersonic experience I never had. Your's is a wonderful video in so many ways - truly teriffic & finally filled me in with distinct & thrilling pleasure to say nothing of new knowledge which is certain to impact my next images as artist in NYC. bill rabinovitch on FB.

      4. BippityboppityBOO

        @Michael Genthe folio s

      5. Michael Genthe

        Fast

    2. Marco Valencia

      I thought he was going to fall out of it gave me a little anxiety

    3. Luigi Bentivoglio

      Thank you for all your videos! Amazing work! Cheers from Rome. Ciao

    4. Diplo Soriano

      "This is essentially the pointy part of the jet" I'm like that's a tiny missile right ?

    5. Maxwell

      My eyes do that exact thing on a regular basis. They will randomly start bouncing back and forth and I notice it happen a lot when I’m laying down in bed or sitting still. Is this normal?? I’ve dealt with this ever since I went to an amusement park as a younger kid.

      1. Maxwell

        I’ve assumed it’s maybe Nystagmus?

    6. Jason Scott

      Man i love your channel. Thank you for yet another great, informative channel

    7. QUINN

      Came to learn science stuff, got checked with lessons on humility. Great stuff ♥️

    8. Okezy

      Fun fact: Some jet pilots can spot 1 frame in 200, that means they see 200 fps Source: VSauce Most probably incorrect last time i watched that video was like in 2015

    9. Kevin Laycock

      Thanks for the thoughts on the balance between humility and confidence. Surely this is the way to a balanced and genuine approach to life.

    10. Krisan Alfa Timur

      F this retarded units. I'm out.

    11. Mike Norton

      OMG I just saw a drink i used to get when i was 15... (22 years ago) Orbitz was amazing... anyways, incredible video!

    12. Old Gamer

      What does your sign spell out, the braille light up sign?

    13. Nate C

      I love how he just has a pitot tube

    14. Luis Alvarez

      they should put a F1 driver in the jet to compare G forces

    15. Aftab Khan

      I’m scared to even go over 10ft let alone 16Kft

    16. Cheong Leonard

      Dang...I get goosebumps by just watching this video. This is AWESOME!!!

    17. James Walker

      Red arrows of USA

    18. rockonmyfriend

      Aw but I wanted to hear the Thunderbird Number 6 pilot talk more.

    19. Char Gamer

      Just saying 7Gs is almost double of what astronauts pull during launch. Nice job man!

    20. AsSeenOnTV

      I went on the ‘Gravitron’ at the fair once...

    21. James Butler

      What a cool pilot glad you were able to experience a chance of a life time.For a civilian you did excellent enduring mach 7.

    22. TheEvilMrJeb

      Great. Now I have a new aviatrix crush in Mace.

    23. Peter

      Thank you for the vicarious experience. I had a fairground ride several years ago violent rotating and counter-rotating and got some immediate fuzz-buzz in my head. Nausea. Couldn't help it. I knew my limitations. I had to get off before.......

    24. S C L

      0.69 mach nice.

    25. E Ellmegell

      This was a super cool video but I was really entertained by the toy jet. Where can I get one.

    26. Curt Jones

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1531">25:31</a> Believeland

    27. Puntherline

      Destin: "I can carry all the groceries in one go and deal with about 7 G's" Flack: "About 9 G's is possible" Me: "I can do about 4 full rotations on my office chair before feeling ill"

    28. BeanSproot

      Mark Rober: **Makes a video about squirrels** Destin: *I am speed.*

    29. Антон Краснов

      This is exactly why I'm subbed to this channel. Thank you so much for sharing this experience! It's both educational and touching because it is personal for you. Your eyes shine when you explain science stuff like pressure tube because it explains things that connect you with something very important for you. Personally I desired to be in the air force but due to heart health problems they didn't let me join. So now I'm a programmer/engineer. Maybe I'll do something great one day.

    30. Classic Gaming Lives

      Just amazing

    31. Gamblor

      Airforce and humble? Tom Cruise has left the chat.

    32. Hilos K Jackson

      Man you got the coolest job ever.

    33. Will

      My favorite part is how they put your name on the Jet.

    34. Green clean

      smarter evey day you live in mobeal i live in hlena al

    35. Данил Крым

      Effect of Coriolis rules! And there involuntary rhytmical eyeballs movements are called nystagm

    36. Sir. NoVieoi

      YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

    37. Will Lee

      Great video!

    38. jeffrey vaughn

      I doubt you'll ever look stupid. Dont expect too much of yourself That's stupid

      1. jeffrey vaughn

        I love you man.

    39. David Lee

      Oh wow, completely brilliant thanks to all that made this possible.

    40. Nicholas Perez

      Good message and intakes

    41. Matthew Goranson

      I would definitely be wearing my brown pants.

    42. Morgsy- 2006

      Look at the third guys hand <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="348">5:48</a>

    43. Pavel Wasserbauer

      Hi Destin, what was the smoke in cabin behind you when you took off?

    44. Antoine Talbot

      Smarter Everyday : " I'm not awesome" Yeah right.......

    45. OsceolaLongBeard

      In 2002 I did 8.5 G's in a 180 in a tomcat. I fell asleep. My first ride in a fighter. Other than that it was awesome.

    46. Luiz Almeida

      Did you guys see that some of the pilots refused to tap Dustin's hand? Or am I mistaken?

    47. Scam Likely

      I wish l could do something like this

      1. Scam Likely

        @Jack Costabile l am Joining marine corps this September l wished l have went with airforce

      2. Jack Costabile

        You can, just put your mind to it

    48. James Daryl

      I know what you mean about when ur in the car and u turn really fast and your head is heavy. I do racing, when I have my helmet on that ways about 1kg and when I go around the corner really fast the helmet is so heavy I can barely even move my head. But in faster cars it’d different types of force on your head.

    49. Just Because

      You know what... Americans are so advanced. Honestly the day Africa gets to this level👏🏾👏🏾

    50. Abraham Murillo Flores

      I ran a half marathon 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    51. Bones Adventures Canada

      What happens if you’re going super super high and your reach mock one at 1 mph

    52. Usman L

      Great vid... We are all but humble servants.

    53. r j

      I want this peto tube on front of my moped.

    54. Bones Adventures Canada

      Snow birds!!!!!!!

    55. Cédric Nim

      What does the pilot mean when he says "Smoke is on" at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1020">17:00</a>

    56. Joel Hieber

      Destin, thank you for sharing this. An incredible look into the physical training these folks do and have. Love using these vids with my science students!

    57. LiftOrGTFO

      The air molecules enter the pedo tube and ram inside the hole.

    58. Tish Smiddy

      Amazing

      1. Tish Smiddy

        Thank you 🤗.

    59. TheR15C

      Huh I’m wondering how I’ve never seen a single one of your videos when I follow so many people with similar (although less impressive) content. Glad I discovered you!

    60. Dane Christmas

      I sure hope the Beverly Hills and Hollywood neighbourhoods are on their list..

    61. XXXBullseye

      I love the Luke <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="851">14:11</a> at the end. “ For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

    62. Stephen Mechling

      What?! He handed over the controls to you with no prep?? What??! How did that feel?

    63. Owen King

      This video is absolutely fascinating

    64. mrmeme_man

      sounds like a xbox 360 live chat everyone is breathing in the mic

    65. alawrence89

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="824">13:44</a> - anyone know what he uses for those animations?

    66. Crissy Christians

      that is so cool

    67. LoneBerseker

      Sir, thank you for applying for a job at the wallmart. Now tell me, what are your strenghts and weaknesses? Uhm, strenght, im good with people. Hm weaknesses...I tapped out at a Thunderbird.

    68. Night Station

      I dont understand But i know This is good

    69. TheyCalledMeT

      what where those hits or bump noises during the 180s?

    70. hossein ostovar

      WOW! That was AMAZING!!!!

    71. ResidentEvil302 Ricancuban215usa

      This is my favorite video u done so far! Awesome video i always learn from your channel thanks

    72. Smule Vincos

      how amazing world is

    73. VitaKet

      WHY WOULD YOU TURN DOWN AVIATORS FROM A FIGHTER PILOT!

    74. Bass Ventura

      Be careful

    75. Henry Broman

      That was next to my house

    76. cdcollura

      Awesome stuff! Thanks for making this great video.

    77. Irfan Izz

      No wonder why some jedi were so humble.. because the force

    78. Totsy30

      “You put my name on it?!”

    79. Oliver Rosenkrantz

      Omg that human ear accelerometer explanation was incredible🤯🤯🤯

    80. Hapity *

      called being dizzy