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 9 oy oldin
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 6 kun oldin
I really want to fly in a jet, but I doubt I’d ever get the chance
tyler maloney
tyler maloney 8 kun oldin
Could use some inertial dampeners for the SR-72 - Private sales would be nice.
DJ Reiser
DJ Reiser 19 kun oldin
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 23 kun oldin
He did not seem interest in u
Austin Robertson
He let you fly the jet?
X-_-XDeMon 2 soat oldin
yeah i took my f -16 out last night and pulled 9 gs over my girlfriends house.
MrQbeczeq 9 soat oldin
Next episode of SED - Destin on ISS in zero G ;)
George Gonzalez
George Gonzalez 10 soat oldin
19:15 bruh😂😂
Hespian Yeahboy
Hespian Yeahboy 15 soat oldin
Every day we learn things. This is a new day!
Cameron Parrett
Cameron Parrett 16 soat oldin
Most of the comments are by nerds trying to be funny, eg. i said this......someone else said this......so fing boring
MC Oz 16 soat oldin
💯💪🏼‼️ LOVE your reference of TRUTH at the end, bro‼️ ☝🏼 🙌🏼 🙏🏼 LUKE 14:11
GIBS Horse Training
GIBS Horse Training 17 soat oldin
God bless you bro. Stay humble and kind. 7.2G, the Lord Jesus will lift you up.
Jakob Schwabe
Jakob Schwabe 20 soat oldin
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Colt Albrecht
Colt Albrecht 21 soat oldin
I love your videos man! Making a Difference!
Andrew Connor
Andrew Connor 23 soat oldin
Good video. Enjoyed watching.
Arturo Arzadon
Arturo Arzadon Kun oldin
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bimmergeek Kun oldin
Dustin, you have a great life.
SoJazzie Kun oldin
@ 24:50 Almost look like she left the earth
scarlet 001
scarlet 001 Kun oldin
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 Kun oldin
I love the fact that they put his name on the jet
Rachid Aachich
Rachid Aachich Kun oldin
i barely stand 1 G
Rizaldo Mullings
Blue Angels still cooler but this was still fire
Jim Benton
Jim Benton Kun oldin
Odd Kicks
Odd Kicks 2 kun oldin
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Yrisneida Pena 2 kun oldin
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Youtube doggo
Youtube doggo 2 kun oldin
Destin, What was that cracking sound when you were doing high G manuvers? Love your vids :)
Tamica Phillippy
Tamica Phillippy 3 kun oldin
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Chairman Meow
Chairman Meow 3 kun oldin
this is hardcore AF
Jimmy Stevens
Jimmy Stevens 3 kun oldin
Dude my eyes do that due to vertigo, vertigo is horrible to live with.
Jason King
Jason King 3 kun oldin
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 3 kun oldin
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 3 kun oldin
Great channel, Amazing video
Adam C
Adam C 3 kun oldin
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 3 kun oldin
This is unusual channel 👍
Michael Caamano
Michael Caamano 3 kun oldin
Excellent! Enjoy all of your videos, but really loved this one.
Voor Naam
Voor Naam 4 kun oldin
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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"We're goin' ballistic!"
DEC123 !
DEC123 ! 4 kun oldin
I wanna be a pilot when I grow up and I’m gonna start in the air force
Kikk oman
Kikk oman 4 kun oldin
"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 4 kun oldin
Your ears control you body
Stafan Williams
Stafan Williams 4 kun oldin
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Meagan Raven
Meagan Raven 4 kun oldin
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 4 kun oldin
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Krystal Myth
Krystal Myth 4 kun oldin
Jesus man... you are beyond lucky.
Hassan Ahmad
Hassan Ahmad 4 kun oldin
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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ce sneaks 4 kun oldin
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Henry Taylor
Henry Taylor 4 kun oldin
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 4 kun oldin
No wonder they’re called pedo tubes ...coz they have small holes
Stafan Williams
Stafan Williams 4 kun oldin
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Max Jerdan
Max Jerdan 4 kun oldin
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.
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Jim Tyler
Jim Tyler 4 kun oldin
Thank you for portraying our military in such high regards. Not to mention the education
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Samurai x Shogun 4 kun oldin
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Rico Kanthatham
Rico Kanthatham 4 kun oldin
"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 4 kun oldin
I mean, imagine if Galileo or Isaac Newton, or the Wright Brothers could see this. This engineering is art.
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Power 5 kun oldin
I just noticed that the pilot didn't have a G-Suit on
Latchman Mangra
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Fazeboy7pro YT 5 kun oldin
They where outer space for a minute
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Reyna Hernandez 5 kun oldin
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VICTOR S. 5 kun oldin
You two have chemistry.
Iamthe0c3an kooldude_377
Would love to see Tom Scott give this a go
Benson 5 kun oldin
So you are going to lay back are receive the Gizz 😆🤣😂
John Price
John Price 5 kun oldin
Bro you declined a set of airforce aviators, looking cool is not something you will ever have to worry about..
Dave Macri
Dave Macri 5 kun oldin
Man great video
Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez 5 kun oldin
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Rubb3r Lizard
Rubb3r Lizard 6 kun oldin
“It’s gunna be fine” Almost passes out during 7G maneuver, then bails out.
Krystal Myth
Krystal Myth 4 kun oldin
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 6 kun oldin
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 6 kun oldin
Here's one question, will you feel the pain of g's if your numb?
mark m.
mark m. 7 kun oldin
Why do I not 'like' Dustin? I can't put it into words. I just do not.
Yoboipaul 7 kun oldin
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Fabian Bondanza
Fabian Bondanza 7 kun oldin
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bill matuszewski
bill matuszewski 7 kun oldin
This is the greatest channel ever !!!
Therese Wheeler
Therese Wheeler 7 kun oldin
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 7 kun oldin
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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Jack Andrews
Jack Andrews 7 kun oldin
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Dave Davidson
Dave Davidson 7 kun oldin
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 7 kun oldin
Not gonna lie I feel like a super genius when watching this :P
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dees kicks 7 kun oldin
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Madskillzpb 7 kun oldin
anyone else get sick just watching this? wtf
GLUCOSE GAMING 8 kun oldin
Thunderbirds or blue Angeles
Dibo btw
Dibo btw 8 kun oldin
There with the blue angles rn in NAF El Centro ca. my hometown!1
yoeri lamens
yoeri lamens 8 kun oldin
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 8 kun oldin
Christian Glasenapp
At 24:26 you can see his G-suit operating, I've always wanted to see that.
James Dennis
James Dennis 8 kun oldin
why would you say no to aviator sunglasses in that situation????
Kyle Miller
Kyle Miller 8 kun oldin
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Gregory Oruko
Gregory Oruko 8 kun oldin
Can I get that prototype.
alemao 8 kun oldin
this video is incredible
Kegan Ritchie
Kegan Ritchie 8 kun oldin
there's always a bigger fish, stay humble my friend
Myr Rosen
Myr Rosen 8 kun oldin
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CrownLands 9 kun oldin
Liked it because of no. 6, toppro
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Ru Rs 9 kun oldin
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kbowers8111 9 kun oldin
I'd have to loose so much weight to ever fly with them. But I bet it be fun.....for a minute.
kbowers8111 9 kun oldin
Destin....the beginning of the flight it looked like your flight suit was smoking. What up with dat?
The Journalist
The Journalist 9 kun oldin
I flat out love those fly boys and girl. Mace
Addyson Madden
Addyson Madden 9 kun oldin
I like chicken
Dragon Bg
Dragon Bg 9 kun oldin
21:51 do it with cats hold them and turn them round with you and see its eyes they will see left and right
Dragon Bg
Dragon Bg 9 kun oldin
Stay with those dimples
Kevin Fernandez Solis
jajajaja cience is fun X,D
Jamie McRoberts
Jamie McRoberts 9 kun oldin