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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SmarterEveryDay 11 månader sedan
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
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Metern 3 dagar sedan
At the takeoff you could see some smoke/vapor coming from the back of Deston. What was that??
Elisabed Kekelidze
Elisabed Kekelidze 12 dagar sedan
GФФŦЏϾКΞЯ 20 dagar sedan
Destin, where is the G-string??
Fred Schutte
Fred Schutte 24 dagar sedan
Ar1su Timme sedan
Everyone: Upset you tapped out Me: Upset you didnt take the glasses
martins apsitis
martins apsitis 2 timmar sedan
Wow on many levels!
Tessa Le Roux
Tessa Le Roux 6 timmar sedan
Thank you for this video. Absolutely facinating. Loved every minute. Wow wow. Salute
Sky Eldridge
Sky Eldridge 6 timmar sedan
2:38 no homo bro ;);)
Aaron Wiebe
Aaron Wiebe 8 timmar sedan
This was a great video but even better bible verse!!!! May God Bless you.
Mason Stuart
Mason Stuart 10 timmar sedan
pretty cool to see the cleveland air show towards the end of the vid
SasKuatch 10 timmar sedan
“For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
11 timmar sedan
Amazing video :)
Mads Jensen
Mads Jensen 14 timmar sedan
10:10 you can see over "nav" they´re pulling 4.6 g´s imagine in real combat situations pulling 7 g´s later they pull 6.7
MrC 15 timmar sedan
I have 5G
music4dages 16 timmar sedan
God Bless EVERY member of both the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels. Truly, these are the best America has to offer and do this country proud. Great upload Destin, as are all of your uploads.
Ivano P
Ivano P 17 timmar sedan
funny how the most epic people are do humble
Plonkie_112 19 timmar sedan
Flak is one helluva pilot
Devon Roach
Devon Roach Dag sedan
Why is there smoke in the canopy?
OSCAR MIKE 14 timmar sedan
T Pop
T Pop Dag sedan
Fighter jets are up there with the computers for the most incredible human technological achievements. Absolutely amazing.
Joel Martinez
Joel Martinez Dag sedan
The video definitely earn my subscription
Joel Martinez
Joel Martinez Dag sedan
I feel dumb listening to this guy
Joel Martinez
Joel Martinez Dag sedan
I feel dumb listening to this guy
Joel Martinez
Joel Martinez Dag sedan
I feel dumb listening to this guy
Braedon Springer
Braedon Springer Dag sedan
how does an average person do this?
Gary Benninger
Gary Benninger Dag sedan
I just watched this a second time after seeing it when it first came out. After you tapped out you were humble but you were too hard on yourself. Just by being there you already were a winner. And the way you found this you put all the credit on the crew and their support crews. You made Maj. Michelle Curran look like a superhero. And she really is. All of them are. But you’re forgetting something you’re also a superhero. You champion the love of science and knowledge to millions of people. You did not make a fool out of yourself. You gave us perspective. Trained versus untrained. But that same starstruck feeling I got listening to Michelle speak I get when I watch most of your videos. Like when you interviewed the owner of the rocket company or spoke with the submarine crew. I hope that I accomplish something on that level in my lifetime. Change the world level.
slab busterRTR
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Man very interesting stuff id try it in a second id probably be passed out in bout 10 sec 🤣
OSCAR MIKE 14 timmar sedan
David Shevchuk
David Shevchuk Dag sedan
1:25 best part
Danren S
Danren S Dag sedan
May the Force be with you :) Thank for this video...
Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien Dag sedan
The reason you can break the sound barrier easier at higher altitudes is because you have a lower temperature at higher altitudes. Since the speed of sound (for an ideal gas) is defined as sqrt(gamma*R*T) a lower temperature corresponds to a lower speed of sound. Therefore, you need less velocity to break the sound barrier, since M = v/a where a is the local speed of sound, and v is the velocity of the aircraft. Interesting Stuff!
Commissar Purity
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It is amazing the things humans can do once we get used to something, they can chat at 7gs while most people can't even speak at 3.
Kolasom Dag sedan
I applied for the Thunderbirds in 1980 and was accepted but I got out of the Air Force instead. STUPID DECISION which I still regret!! 🥵
Real E Holmes
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Awesome vid, liked and subscribed :)!
Mayday 69
Mayday 69 Dag sedan
You just experienced what people with Menieres Disease go through when you sat in that chair.
mr. noe 87
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He’s the friend that tells you to do shots and you’ll be fine. Knowing your dying and your going to regret it in the morning
OSCAR MIKE 14 timmar sedan
I resemble that remark...or did during college a time or 2
Rage 3.0
Rage 3.0 2 dagar sedan
I have but one word. ...... BAAAAAAARRFFFFF
Big R 504
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youutubestinks 2 dagar sedan
all that hi-tech to go to invade-n'-steal oil in 'evil' (and oldie armed) mid east countries ... wow -_-
OSCAR MIKE 14 timmar sedan
The US has more oil Reserves than I believe any other nation including the Middle Eastern nations...The US also became oil independent under Pres Trump and could have been long before and forever ever...although, the faux Admin is doing all they can to change that...The point being, America doesn't need oil from the Middle East, Caucuses, etc...so don't pat yourself on the back too much thinking we need anything from there...and if we did, I guarantee America has had numerous opportunities to hoard it all for themselves but they haven't...the statement is simply not accurate
Jaime Mierow
Jaime Mierow 2 dagar sedan
when you pulled g's i blacked out and saw an ad!
Zanokuhle Mabuza
Zanokuhle Mabuza 2 dagar sedan
04:25 - "I'm just going to lay there and receive the Gs..." 😂 Destin brother what matters is that you've received the One 'G' that matters. And this kind of an experience is nothing short of a blessing that most of us could only ever dream of. Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Muhammad Imran
Muhammad Imran 2 dagar sedan
I only live in 4G LTE life, no less.
Eddie Teddy
Eddie Teddy 2 dagar sedan
I suck at math and physics and stuff and i always was saying "no is it possible the wings didnt break bc of that smoke thingy and how didnt the glass broke!!" 😂
Joe Hansen
Joe Hansen 2 dagar sedan
Great video
yss dheeraj
yss dheeraj 2 dagar sedan
3:32 G- strain I heard G-string 🙁😜
D Mac
D Mac 2 dagar sedan
That lady would have some 20 year old soda.
Jack 21
Jack 21 2 dagar sedan
That was so amazing!
maurizio sant
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GGGGGGJesus Chriest🧲🧲 Booogi wooogie🤣 Awsome👍👏👏
TAHA GEDİKLİ 3 dagar sedan
You not see SOLOTURK AND TURKİSH STARTS if you see TURKİSH STARTS understant 8-9 G
Mc Trucker
Mc Trucker 3 dagar sedan
im so sick of yt ads i just got an add about furniture exactly at the time his said here comes the gs
Derek Sennett
Derek Sennett 3 dagar sedan
Dude, I spent 6 yrs in the AF working closely with pilots EVERYDAY. This is absolutely fascinating to me especially now that I am working on pilots certs!!!!
A MurderA
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China men watching like 👁
R Soldat
R Soldat 3 dagar sedan
24:50 there you go, flat earthers
grovermatic 3 dagar sedan
25:31 Cleveland Rocks!
Harry Styles
Harry Styles 3 dagar sedan
Red Arrows,best in the universe
Adrian Esparza
Adrian Esparza 3 dagar sedan
I just found this channel today I don’t even know how to spell it lol. Very great video
Asa Cooper
Asa Cooper 3 dagar sedan
You put those aviators on
Boom Boom Productions
Boom Boom Productions 4 dagar sedan
If you think this is good hows bout you fly with the Blue Angels the no.1 airshow team in the world and do all the stuff the Thunderbirds do and more without a g-suit!
Aizen Vlogs
Aizen Vlogs 4 dagar sedan
Why am i even here?
kalm dwn
kalm dwn 4 dagar sedan
Sharon - UK
javier garcia
javier garcia 4 dagar sedan
Pilots of the Fighterjets are trained on Ludicrous Speed
Conservative Calvinist
Conservative Calvinist 4 dagar sedan
My dad has gone Mach 2 and pulled 9.9 G’s in his F-15c. Hopefully I get to follow in his footsteps soon.
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas 4 dagar sedan
What kind of douche declines a pair of aviators offered by Thunderbird crew as he is about to get into an F16? Then breezes through the traditional handshakes, and upon seeing his name on the canopy, says “that’s impressive.” Tapped out.
Sylani 4 dagar sedan
Mace? ... Great Superhero-Name ...
Mie 4 dagar sedan
The Orbit juice bottle explanation is really good!
Farshid Afridi
Farshid Afridi 4 dagar sedan
You are literally funny & positive guy!! Keep smiling!! Dude!!
David Horne
David Horne 4 dagar sedan
My car has HUD, does that make me eligible for a ride along?
mybackpocket 5 dagar sedan
How can these pilots take the massive Gs and not get disoriented like you did when you tapped out?
Themir Melki
Themir Melki 5 dagar sedan
Thank u so much for this video you educated me bro
Dodd Rougeau
Dodd Rougeau 5 dagar sedan
Practice makes perfect... "IF" you are that adaptable, for these specialized abilities. Great Vid, and Keep the good times movin' ! I Enjoy Their Humble Approach. ...the entire world could benefit with that. But it must start at the top, i.e , (for lack of an accurate term), these foolish, arrogant "Leaders", of humanity. They certainly do not qualify to lead, but "greed" is pretty much an awful prerequisite. Therein, lies the rub... Anyway, Great Vid !
Pedro Z.
Pedro Z. 5 dagar sedan
Sorry my guys but, 12:10 did he say pedo tube ?
jadedFk 5 dagar sedan
Of course he had to mention the women :p
hack sick
hack sick 5 dagar sedan
"I was in the back suffering, but it was incredible" cool
Ingo Gortz
Ingo Gortz 5 dagar sedan
Very nice, congrats for the great video! 👌
LA artist
LA artist 6 dagar sedan
One word for her..."Respect".
Hankman 6 dagar sedan
That’s an amazing group of people (pilots), thanks for sharing your experience and advice.
Kostriktor 6 dagar sedan
just because these pilots are mega-cool, doesnt make you not-cool ! you are cool Destin, stay strong, God bless.
Bad03Mach 6 dagar sedan
I will be flying with the Thunderbirds this Friday and I wanted to be as prepared as possible for the experience so I started SEmost’ing information and I stumbled upon this video and it has answered literally every question I had. Thank you! Wondering if I should keep count of how many times I think to myself “Don’t pass out, Don’t pass out!” 😂
OSCAR MIKE 14 timmar sedan
Hope it went well...I've been a pilot for 30yrs and my dream as a teenager was to be a fighter pilot...but being 6ft 2 and also had vision problems which today is not a deal-breaker..in the 80s, it was a deal-killer from the start...Could possibly fly Cargo but no attack fixed wing or rotor ... I too have wanted to fly in a F-16 or F-18 or a F-14 (the ICON)....unfortunately, I had a heart attack about a year ago so that will never happen now...sucks...
Bubbles 6 dagar sedan
Destin can carry al the groceries at once Now we know
William Maurillon
William Maurillon 6 dagar sedan
Je pensais qu'il allait gerber ces tripes, mais au lieu de ça il nous parle de vitesse, pff, toutes les puissances avec du fric ont des avions rapides.
John Doee
John Doee 6 dagar sedan
Did you see any ufos up there?
Kultursender 6 dagar sedan
And now the same please with the US NAVY Blue Angels :)
Michaks91 6 dagar sedan
"Oh god 7G, my fluid in ears oh no!" "Yeah, 7G is still comfortable..."
yunier macias
yunier macias 6 dagar sedan
u are far from awesome bud..
Kenyo Arantes
Kenyo Arantes 6 dagar sedan
fantastic video! cheers from Brazil =)
Vishal Shaji
Vishal Shaji 6 dagar sedan
You came from Negative G torture..
Bulldozer 7 dagar sedan
Nothing to be sad about here, 7Gs are more than most people on the planet. Also super cool people! Need more of those to influence the daily flow of news out of the states..sitting in EUrope it is easy to forget that US IQ goes higher than "45"
jamcdonald120 7 dagar sedan
After Burner: Verb (v) to use your jet engine like it is a rocket because you can
Marty R.
Marty R. 7 dagar sedan
Which tools gave this a thumbs down
David Olds
David Olds 7 dagar sedan
I go 7G just turning 180° around on the front lawn and wake up seeing sky.. But I’m getting pretty darned old.
random troll
random troll 7 dagar sedan
so the B2 bomber cannot do knife edge maneuver?
Rob A
Rob A 7 dagar sedan
I'm so jealous. It's been my dream to fly in a fighter. I'm 61. Don't think it is gonna happen for me. Glad you had a blast.
Timberwolf Mountaineer
Timberwolf Mountaineer 7 dagar sedan
Incredible technology. Can't even imagine the feeling of flying such a marvel.
tracksterace1 7 dagar sedan
14:36 looks like a tip of a plane
Thomas Birck
Thomas Birck 7 dagar sedan
every american should try this: "humality by force". The world would be a better safer place
Katy Lora
Katy Lora 7 dagar sedan
The naughty cheque thirdly imagine because turn hemodynamically untidy vice a hulking vault. adorable, maniacal epoxy
Viraj Waghanna
Viraj Waghanna 7 dagar sedan
Hey destine. Thank you for your videos. You have no idea how much you are contributing to us normal people. The way you explain is just mesmerising. Can you please do a video on Formula 1?
james carr
james carr 7 dagar sedan
They dun it in the f4 fantom
Sherif Elrashidi
Sherif Elrashidi 8 dagar sedan
He this Master Jedi teaches REAL SCIENCE not tv bs
Sherif Elrashidi
Sherif Elrashidi 8 dagar sedan
I like this guy; he is REAL!
Anirut Jaroensuk
Anirut Jaroensuk 8 dagar sedan
"Find the balance between confidence and humility". Thank you for the fine philosophy.
Jason -
Jason - 8 dagar sedan
👍 Great video.
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whittier tone
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You.... declined... THE AVAITORS
Cloud1Ne 8 dagar sedan
Is there a way i can ride with a jet aswell?
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