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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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
Sauron 16 dager siden
My limit is 1G.
Erik Basque
Erik Basque 21 dag siden
you have most definitely earned my subscription, thanks for the video!
Morrow Måned siden
1:42 F-4E gang
Thạnh Phạm
Thạnh Phạm Måned siden
Stupid science Science doesn't know Every second the Sun emits billions billions ^ billion lightning 0, 1 voltage create sunlight, 1 positron + attracts 1 electron - create lightning 0,1 voltage . Science poisoning the world is the solar system rotating inertia. Children alsoknow that inertia doesn't cause A wheel to spin forever. Positron + and electron -- rotate very rapidly after 10 billion years of creating the Sun ' s core, so the core of the Sun rotates very quickly like A super large electric turbine that produces super large electrical energy Every second the Sun emits 4,1million tons of electricity create sunlight, sunlight moves the circle back to its original position after 10 second, so pushes the 8 planet to rotate in order
Meme Butterfly
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Cool video. The f16 is a bad bad girl. I have always wanted a f14 tomcat ride. I get to talk to pilots everyday for a living. They are a special group of people.
Kirk Heiser
Kirk Heiser 5 timer siden
How much are we spending on this???
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Adrian Diaz
Adrian Diaz 8 timer siden
That must have been super fun congratulations….where can I signed up for a test ride? God Bless these guys….
Brandon Cabiad
Brandon Cabiad 9 timer siden
Dude, Michelle is amazing.
CooldudeIsSuperCool 9 timer siden
18:11 WARNING ⚠️
Joe Bramblett
Joe Bramblett 11 timer siden
"I just keep the flight path marker on the horizon through a 9G turn" is like a sniper saying "I just put the sights on the target a mile away and squeeze the trigger."
Nikit Barapatre • 2 years ago
So how much was the internet speed at 7g?
Melanie V.
Melanie V. Dag siden
“Look cool!” I Hollared lol
Melanie V.
Melanie V. Dag siden
I’m so glad I got here
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Brian Dag siden
I would have done the 9g even if i blacked out still would of been worth it.
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I could never ever do this I get sick on little kid rollercoasters
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Hans Worst
Hans Worst Dag siden
Great video
Kevin D
Kevin D Dag siden
Even Tom Cruise would be jealous of this video
mksau Dag siden
Great video..has enough to motivate young people to join the Air Force....provides some insights to understand why US Air Force is potentially the world's best....
Johnny Nowhere
Johnny Nowhere Dag siden
Okay. I'm humbled. I subbed.
Mohammad R Pirayesh
Wind don't effect mac number or calibrated air speed
I mean it’s little scary but it’s like when someone drives a car fast but they ain’t scared because they know they fully in control but if you was flying the plane then you would be more comfortable.
Fernando Osuna
Fernando Osuna Dag siden
I finally subscribed, great job! Thank you for takig the time & energy to bring us along your adventure .
Jim C
Jim C Dag siden
3:44 Pilot is stroking the model jet with a grin on his face. I would be like nope I'm out, thanks for your time...
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Deepanshu Gupta
Deepanshu Gupta Dag siden
During the 8-point, while Destin was holding for dear life, the pilot was just sitting vibing with the motions.🤣🤣
Richard Eiland
Richard Eiland Dag siden
Also from Mobile, 251!!
captain wild
captain wild 2 dager siden
Can u fly into space
Arian Mael
Arian Mael 2 dager siden
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Tema Elliott
Tema Elliott 2 dager siden
9gs hahaha
David Grimmett
David Grimmett 2 dager siden
Did he say pedo tube?
Stevenson Family
Stevenson Family 2 dager siden
how did you get to fly with them?
Liane Lindsey
Liane Lindsey 2 dager siden
Awesome 👏
William Chao
William Chao 2 dager siden
Wait. I was told the instrumentation is classified. You can't take picture of that.
No. 2 dager siden
Destin: *fighting for dear life* Flack: "you wanna do a little inverted flying? :D"
Kathy Linnell
Kathy Linnell 2 dager siden
Gary Mertens
Gary Mertens 2 dager siden
Love your video I saw the Thunder Birds at a air show in Michigan quite a few years ago and man was it awesome. The whole show was so cool. An it was a perfect day not a cloud in the sky. But the stuff they did was down right amazing. I talked about it for weeks . It gave me goose bumps. Our service members who fly those jets are so nice an very cool I had the chance to talk to them an their down to earth guys. I would love to see them again. Love the Blue Angles also. God Bless them all an you anThank you for your service and them also.
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great video, man. And you know what? I learned English only at school, and never practice in real life. But i can easily understand almost of your speaking. Amazing, man!
ed 3 dager siden
Now you need to go and do the slow side. Terrain avoidance maneuvers down a narrow canyon, at night. In a helicopter, at 50ft AGL.
will 3 dager siden
Pfffttttt 9 g’s!!! Me n the boys do that every Friday night 🤣🤣
Elliott Hirt
Elliott Hirt 3 dager siden
Hey my brother is at Keesler AFB for tech school in the Air Force! I visited him a week or two ago!
rcshorty2003 3 dager siden
19:25 “Because I was inverted…”-Maverick 😍
haloboy77777 3 dager siden
So something I learned in A/P technician school is that Mach number changes with ambient temperature. Which also changes with altitude
Kraut4Kanzler 3 dager siden
29:00 i thought bomb people lul
Adam Piotr Malejewski
Adam Piotr Malejewski 3 dager siden
Respect i cant go above 4 g :P
Average Gamer
Average Gamer 4 dager siden
Lmao lil man thought he was meant for flying wasted his whole life researching it and cant even handle a little turn
Ahnaf Atif
Ahnaf Atif 4 dager siden
What a beautiful life lesson at the end..❤️
Thomas Meza
Thomas Meza 4 dager siden
Wow, what an experience that must have been! I really enjoyed learning not only how difficult it is becoming such a pilot, but carry out these high level flying tasks consistently. My highest respect of appreciation for each of these incredible Pilots. The amazing physical health one must be in to perform several precise timing maneuvers, and under that much Gforce, is truly a incredible individual. Amazing footage and perspective you gave had me glued watching from start to finish. Take a bow shout out goes to all putting this together. Job well done people!
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Piw 4 dager siden
What if you need to pee while in a jet? how to survive that?
chip Vorhies
chip Vorhies 4 dager siden
9 G's at 200 feet off the deck is absolutely incredible! Hats off and thank you for your service.
Crinn Ge
Crinn Ge 4 dager siden
Interesting video, but seeing military propaganda on an educational channel is really odd. At least from a european perspective.
schoocg 4 dager siden
Well done !
OKENWA AYOMIKUN 4 dager siden
It's not hard to look Cool in this thing.
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Elliot B
Elliot B 5 dager siden
9:47 "that's when you're gonna want to start applying your g-string" - wait what
The Original T-Paine
The Original T-Paine 5 dager siden
That pilot seems like a good guy, I like the fact that he didn’t shame you, or make fun of you not being able to take the 9gs. That was really awesome of him. I also really love your honesty, and I sincerely respect you for knowing your limits, and not doing the 9gs just to please your audience. That is truly respectable, a lot of people would do it anyway even if they didn’t feel they could handle it, and they’d pass out, and possibly injure themselves as a result. Don’t beat yourself up for not going for the 9gs, you did the right thing, and I for one respect you for it, Destin.
Wesley Damen
Wesley Damen 5 dager siden
I wpuld love to fly a plane like that its a shame i will never be able to do so since my eye sight isnt 20/20
Matt Murdock
Matt Murdock 5 dager siden
the UAP's that have been seen recently are going many times the speed of sound
Exoplanets8 5 dager siden
Exoplanets8 5 dager siden
Exoplanets8 5 dager siden
Pilots are just the coolest.
WomBatVIC 5 dager siden
Thank you for putting this together Destin. So interesting. Sorry you missed your 9. Thank you very much also Flack, Mace and Sharon. I had the balance tubes demo years ago on my first ride after a middle ear infection: on bicycle at quiet intersection, look left, look right, fall over! :)
junior gonzalez
junior gonzalez 5 dager siden
I could never i have to much anxiety
Art Martial
Art Martial 5 dager siden
Mommy !!!!
KoRMaK1 5 dager siden
lmao i recognized browns stadium and dwntown cle from a half second clip 25:31 i think i remember when they were here, because it was like 'wait, why are the blue angels silver this year?'
KoRMaK1 5 dager siden
cle again at 27:13 ? is Mace's gopro cockpit footage available online to the general public?
FaithnCross 5 dager siden
At 16:47 he caught you off guard because he started the Split S maneuver before he stating "here comes the G's." It was during the execution of a Split S that Blue Angel's Captain Jeff Kuss lost control of his F-18 Hornet and crashed in the Nashville area June 2, 2016. Captain Kuss ejected, but it was too late and he died. Marine Corps Capt. Jeff Kuss Blue Angel 6 ❤
wrxwrb02 5 dager siden
she pulled out the orbitz and I about lost it!!! haha
Judas Live
Judas Live 5 dager siden
great video review, you have my respect and so does the air-force of what they do. amazing and thank you. definitely earned a sub.
Katherine Montgomery
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Tygo Verbon 5 dager siden
i learn more from these videos then i learn from school lmfao
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Jordi Grau
Jordi Grau 6 dager siden
Brilliant, amazing, video. I enjoyed a lot !
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mattizzle Soda 6 dager siden
How do over 5,000 people thumbs down this video. For what possible reason?? 😂
Fomeyminecraft9 Gavin
Fomeyminecraft9 Gavin 6 dager siden
Pulls 12 g’s: I am 100 pounds at 1g then weights 1200 pounds
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Why would you tap!? Nooooo
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Resident Joe Biden 6 dager siden
Major Mace is my dream woman, shes such a badass chic, obviously 100s of miles out of my league. Im so thankful for her service and so proud that my country has given her this opportunity. Destin is pretty cool too I guess.😂
JohnSK8 6 dager siden
who else feels like there flying when watching him shoot up to the sky?
Ethan Forsyth
Ethan Forsyth 6 dager siden
Kids: Look it's a spike Me: Destin can we just call it a spik, It does look like one Kids: Yeah
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5G=5×Gravity right
Fran 6 dager siden
Can't stop watching this
Bonnie Bankston
Bonnie Bankston 6 dager siden
My name is Jason Falcon 76 my uncle retired as a general flying the F-16 Viper Falcon but I know how to be a trillionare and redo all out jet's becouse I grew up on Pensacola Beach FL Blue Angles Pilot lived in my neighborhood#1 kick start my heart video 88-92 he's super cool but I know the revaluationize the Mc×X backwards is the simple proff that Einstein couldn't figure out I know about everything about the universe. I'm an extreme RC helicopter pilot for 20 years after I shattered both my legs becouse I'm the fastest Motocross Supercross freestyle motor cross racers to ever live. Jason called 76 and went from beginner to pro in under 9 months1999 everything you see Travis doing was trying to do pretty much what I got to do other then me other than jumping off the mountains all that I can't wait because whenever I introduce my inventions to the world I'm going to make mankind terraform Mars and then man and woman and children I know how to build UFO Hammond Louisiana or Babtist y'all are really going to freak when y'all find out who I am biggest heart of all of mankind to beyond our galaxy system /solar system.☠️💕🦊🏁🙏🚁✈️🇺🇲💟🌈🥋☠️☠️☠️☠️😎 I've wanted to follow in my uncle's footsteps who was in the Pentagon on 9 11 01 first day I stood and cried after dieing in motocross.💟 1 20 01.
David Hardisty
David Hardisty 6 dager siden
Do the thunder birds know that they are named after a lady!? Lady thunder bird!!
Liso Campos
Liso Campos 6 dager siden
So what came first? The g string or the G STRING?
Ali Seyed
Ali Seyed 6 dager siden
THANK YOU. This is the BEST Educational Video I have ever seen . Thank you to all of you who help to prepare such a wonderful program. From NC
Nobel Durguti
Nobel Durguti 6 dager siden
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sicboi 7 dager siden
Wrestlers probably mistake these pilots for another wrestler looking at the size of their necks 😂
Duner250R 7 dager siden
Small hole on the tip called peto hole. This is called a peto tube. Hmmm wonder where they got the term from..
Duner250R 7 dager siden
When they were taking off and shortly after I was thinking "Destin your on fire!" What is it?
Exist 7 dager siden
16:10 "Wow, yeah, I lost the ability too think" LMFAO
Howard Redder
Howard Redder 7 dager siden
I prefer death than being sea sick. I could not handle the vertigo. I could not go into space as low gravity would float my middle ear
Human 7 dager siden
This is low key wholesome
Gary Oak
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Av8tore71 7 dager siden
It helps when your flying instead of the pilot, it's just like driving a car.
Av8tore71 7 dager siden
And that's a heated Pitot tube so when you're flying in cold air and water freezes ice does not build up in it and your air speed doesn't go from 400 knots to 0 because I ice built up in it
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