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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


    پیش 9 ماه

    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

      پیش 7 روز

      I really want to fly in a jet, but I doubt I’d ever get the chance

    • tyler maloney

      tyler maloney

      پیش 9 روز

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

    • DJ Reiser

      DJ Reiser

      پیش 21 روز

      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

      پیش 24 روز

      He did not seem interest in u

    • Austin Robertson

      Austin Robertson

      پیش ماه

      He let you fly the jet?

  2. Joseph Boyd

    Joseph Boyd

    پیش ساعت

    Love that you got the Browns stadium in there, Cleveland Ohio!!

  3. Vens Woods

    Vens Woods

    پیش 5 ساعت

    Here comes the Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

  4. simon p

    simon p

    پیش 8 ساعت

    Great video but 6G's is cute every now and again, An F1 driver pulls 2 to 6 G's on every corner for 90 minutes.

  5. Tony Gil

    Tony Gil

    پیش 9 ساعت

    those were very shi**y turns lmao, he lost 700ft in just one turn

  6. Emir Latinović

    Emir Latinović

    پیش 22 ساعت

    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.

  7. Ebolaface


    پیش روز

    omg I remember ORBITZ drink

  8. M4KERB


    پیش روز

    this was outstanding, thank you.

  9. Lil washing machine

    Lil washing machine

    پیش روز

    "dont use your phone while driving." meanwhile in a jet going supersonic "my ipad screen just rotated"

  10. TheTieDyeHippie


    پیش روز

    Missed the opportunity to say “Nice.” after he said you’re at .69 Mach

  11. X-_-XDeMon


    پیش روز

    yeah i took my f -16 out last night and pulled 9 gs over my girlfriends house.

  12. MrQbeczeq


    پیش روز

    Next episode of SED - Destin on ISS in zero G ;)

  13. George Gonzalez

    George Gonzalez

    پیش روز

    19:15 bruh😂😂

  14. Hespian Yeahboy

    Hespian Yeahboy

    پیش روز

    Every day we learn things. This is a new day!

  15. Cameron Parrett

    Cameron Parrett

    پیش روز

    Most of the comments are by nerds trying to be funny, eg. i said this......someone else said this......so fing boring

  16. MC Oz

    MC Oz

    پیش روز

    💯💪🏼‼️ LOVE your reference of TRUTH at the end, bro‼️ ☝🏼 🙌🏼 🙏🏼 LUKE 14:11

  17. GIBS Horse Training

    GIBS Horse Training

    پیش روز

    God bless you bro. Stay humble and kind. 7.2G, the Lord Jesus will lift you up.

  18. Jakob Schwabe

    Jakob Schwabe

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  19. Colt Albrecht

    Colt Albrecht

    پیش 2 روز

    I love your videos man! Making a Difference!

  20. Andrew Connor

    Andrew Connor

    پیش 2 روز

    Good video. Enjoyed watching.

  21. Arturo Arzadon

    Arturo Arzadon

    پیش 2 روز

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  22. bimmergeek


    پیش 2 روز

    Dustin, you have a great life.

  23. SoJazzie


    پیش 2 روز

    @ 24:50 Almost look like she left the earth

  24. scarlet 001

    scarlet 001

    پیش 2 روز

    just how do u evenride a plane thats so cool n enter industries n alll how izit is the free jet ride free

  25. The Depression

    The Depression

    پیش 2 روز

    I love the fact that they put his name on the jet

  26. Rachid Aachich

    Rachid Aachich

    پیش 2 روز

    i barely stand 1 G

  27. Rizaldo Mullings

    Rizaldo Mullings

    پیش 2 روز

    Blue Angels still cooler but this was still fire

  28. Jim Benton

    Jim Benton

    پیش 2 روز


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  31. Youtube doggo

    Youtube doggo

    پیش 3 روز

    Destin, What was that cracking sound when you were doing high G manuvers? Love your vids :)

  32. Tamica Phillippy

    Tamica Phillippy

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  33. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow

    پیش 4 روز

    this is hardcore AF

  34. Jimmy Stevens

    Jimmy Stevens

    پیش 4 روز

    Dude my eyes do that due to vertigo, vertigo is horrible to live with.

  35. Jason King

    Jason King

    پیش 4 روز

    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.

  36. HuggieBear39


    پیش 4 روز

    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.

  37. Gilbert Bawker

    Gilbert Bawker

    پیش 4 روز

    Great channel, Amazing video

  38. Adam C

    Adam C

    پیش 4 روز

    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.

  39. A K

    A K

    پیش 4 روز

    This is unusual channel 👍

  40. Michael Caamano

    Michael Caamano

    پیش 5 روز

    Excellent! Enjoy all of your videos, but really loved this one.

  41. Voor Naam

    Voor Naam

    پیش 5 روز

    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.

  42. tugatomsk animation

    tugatomsk animation

    پیش 5 روز

    "We're goin' ballistic!"

  43. DEC123 !

    DEC123 !

    پیش 5 روز

    I wanna be a pilot when I grow up and I’m gonna start in the air force

  44. Kikk oman

    Kikk oman

    پیش 5 روز

    "I could not think at all, my brain just stopped working" ....that sounds wonderful

    • greatestutubevideos


      پیش 2 روز

      you okay? like, are you good? lmao

  45. Bad Boy

    Bad Boy

    پیش 5 روز

    Your ears control you body

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  47. Meagan Raven

    Meagan Raven

    پیش 5 روز

    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!

  48. Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez

    پیش 5 روز

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  49. Krystal Myth

    Krystal Myth

    پیش 5 روز

    Jesus man... you are beyond lucky.

  50. Hassan Ahmad

    Hassan Ahmad

    پیش 5 روز

    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

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    پیش 5 روز

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  52. Henry Taylor

    Henry Taylor

    پیش 5 روز

    Loved your video’s for a long time, but what on earth is that changing light board at the back of your studio please?!

  53. Mr.Dillythe Pickle

    Mr.Dillythe Pickle

    پیش 5 روز

    No wonder they’re called pedo tubes ...coz they have small holes

  54. Stafan Williams

    Stafan Williams

    پیش 5 روز

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  55. Max Jerdan

    Max Jerdan

    پیش 5 روز

    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.

  56. Hello World

    Hello World

    پیش 5 روز

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  58. Jim Tyler

    Jim Tyler

    پیش 5 روز

    Thank you for portraying our military in such high regards. Not to mention the education

  59. Samurai x Shogun

    Samurai x Shogun

    پیش 5 روز

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  60. Rico Kanthatham

    Rico Kanthatham

    پیش 6 روز

    "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.

  61. Hareecio Nelson

    Hareecio Nelson

    پیش 6 روز

    I mean, imagine if Galileo or Isaac Newton, or the Wright Brothers could see this. This engineering is art.

  62. Xeno Story

    Xeno Story

    پیش 6 روز

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  63. Power


    پیش 6 روز

    I just noticed that the pilot didn't have a G-Suit on

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    Latchman Mangra

    پیش 6 روز

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    Fazeboy7pro YT

    پیش 6 روز

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    Reyna Hernandez

    پیش 6 روز

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    پیش 6 روز

    You two have chemistry.

  68. Iamthe0c3an kooldude_377

    Iamthe0c3an kooldude_377

    پیش 6 روز

    Would love to see Tom Scott give this a go

  69. Benson


    پیش 6 روز

    So you are going to lay back are receive the Gizz 😆🤣😂

  70. John Price

    John Price

    پیش 6 روز

    Bro you declined a set of airforce aviators, looking cool is not something you will ever have to worry about..

  71. Dave Macri

    Dave Macri

    پیش 6 روز

    Man great video

  72. Miguel Hernandez

    Miguel Hernandez

    پیش 7 روز

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  73. Rubb3r Lizard

    Rubb3r Lizard

    پیش 7 روز

    “It’s gunna be fine” Almost passes out during 7G maneuver, then bails out.

    • Krystal Myth

      Krystal Myth

      پیش 5 روز

      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.

  74. blue03r6


    پیش 7 روز

    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.

  75. Joey Miguel

    Joey Miguel

    پیش 8 روز

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

  76. mark m.

    mark m.

    پیش 8 روز

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

  77. Yoboipaul


    پیش 8 روز

    sweet home alabama

  78. Fabian Bondanza

    Fabian Bondanza

    پیش 8 روز

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  79. bill matuszewski

    bill matuszewski

    پیش 8 روز

    This is the greatest channel ever !!!

  80. Therese Wheeler

    Therese Wheeler

    پیش 8 روز

    Wow impressive

  81. WatchMeLowSide Kappa

    WatchMeLowSide Kappa

    پیش 8 روز

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

  82. urwatched


    پیش 8 روز

    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

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  84. Jack Andrews

    Jack Andrews

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  85. Dave Davidson

    Dave Davidson

    پیش 8 روز

    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.

  86. Lukas Johansen

    Lukas Johansen

    پیش 9 روز

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

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  88. Madskillzpb


    پیش 9 روز

    anyone else get sick just watching this? wtf



    پیش 9 روز

    Thunderbirds or blue Angeles

  90. Dibo btw

    Dibo btw

    پیش 9 روز

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

  91. yoeri lamens

    yoeri lamens

    پیش 9 روز

    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?

  92. amin khormaei

    amin khormaei

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  93. Christian Glasenapp

    Christian Glasenapp

    پیش 9 روز

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

  94. James Dennis

    James Dennis

    پیش 9 روز

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

  95. Kyle Miller

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  96. Gregory Oruko

    Gregory Oruko

    پیش 9 روز

    Can I get that prototype.

  97. alemao


    پیش 9 روز

    this video is incredible

  98. Kegan Ritchie

    Kegan Ritchie

    پیش 9 روز

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

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  100. CrownLands


    پیش 10 روز

    Liked it because of no. 6, toppro