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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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A personal thank you to Air Force MSgt Ryan Crane for nominating me for this flight. Thank you sir.
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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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  1. SmarterEveryDay


    9 ай мурун

    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

    • DJ Reiser

      DJ Reiser

      11 күн мурун

      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

      15 күн мурун

      He did not seem interest in u

    • Austin Robertson

      Austin Robertson

      23 күн мурун

      He let you fly the jet?

    • vipul petwal

      vipul petwal

      24 күн мурун

      @Vince van D 7

    • jus magallanes

      jus magallanes

      25 күн мурун


  2. alemao


    26 мүнөт мурун

    this video is incredible

  3. Kegan Ritchie

    Kegan Ritchie

    28 мүнөт мурун

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

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    13 саат мурун

    Liked it because of no. 6, toppro

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    Ru Rs

    18 саат мурун

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  7. kbowers8111


    19 саат мурун

    I'd have to loose so much weight to ever fly with them. But I bet it be fun.....for a minute.

  8. kbowers8111


    19 саат мурун

    Destin....the beginning of the flight it looked like your flight suit was smoking. What up with dat?

  9. The Journalist

    The Journalist

    22 саат мурун

    I flat out love those fly boys and girl. Mace

  10. Addyson Madden

    Addyson Madden

    22 саат мурун

    I like chicken

  11. Dragon Bg

    Dragon Bg

    Күн мурун

    21:51 do it with cats hold them and turn them round with you and see its eyes they will see left and right

  12. Dragon Bg

    Dragon Bg

    Күн мурун

    Stay with those dimples

  13. Kevin Fernandez Solis

    Kevin Fernandez Solis

    Күн мурун

    jajajaja cience is fun X,D

  14. Jamie McRoberts

    Jamie McRoberts

    Күн мурун


  15. Alexander l

    Alexander l

    Күн мурун

    6:35 Canopy closed

  16. Left Coast

    Left Coast

    Күн мурун

    Amazing. Mace is incredible.

  17. Daniel Radick

    Daniel Radick

    Күн мурун

    I will be honest. I am totally jealous of your experience. I spent 21.5 years in the Air Force and got to sit in a Thunderbird, once, but I never flew or pulled G's in one of them. That was totally cool! Even with you tapping out on the 9G turn, you did well and you got an experience that I would love to have experienced personally.

  18. John Kean

    John Kean

    Күн мурун

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  19. John Kean

    John Kean

    2 күн мурун

    Jason never grew up his toys just got bigger and better

  20. John Kean

    John Kean

    2 күн мурун

    The pilot Jason THE FLAK looks like TOM CRUISE

  21. John Kean

    John Kean

    2 күн мурун

    Destin: Do u think Eton is really going Mars or Capricorn One 🤔

  22. John Kean

    John Kean

    2 күн мурун

    Destin this was YOUR destiny

  23. John Kean

    John Kean

    2 күн мурун

    3 chin straps dahling sorry 😐

  24. GrandPa


    2 күн мурун

    Am i the only one who felt the actual gravity like while watching this and about to pass out anytime?

  25. Kyle Sanders

    Kyle Sanders

    2 күн мурун

    2:06 I'm in school for aero engineering and I've read/outlined the 5th edition of that book, cover-to-cover.

  26. Aaron Cosman

    Aaron Cosman

    2 күн мурун

    Coolest channel of KGkey.

  27. kartik kulsange

    kartik kulsange

    2 күн мурун

    You did it but I felt it

  28. Desert Racer

    Desert Racer

    2 күн мурун

    I love every part of this video. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. My favorite part was at the very end when he gave you control in half a second. "I'll let you take control now, okay its yours" *Realizes SmarterEveryDay has an F16 at his fingertips at 20,000 feet*

  29. Apollo


    2 күн мурун

    I wish I was on that jet I would have loved to hit 9 gs

  30. Apollo


    2 күн мурун


  31. Apollo


    2 күн мурун

    That must have been so must fun!

  32. Apollo


    2 күн мурун

    Hahah love this channel!.

  33. Shanna Shenna

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    3 күн мурун

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  35. Its next weekend

    Its next weekend

    3 күн мурун


  36. SaltGenerator


    3 күн мурун

    This would be terrific but I would never do it...even if I was trained hahaba

  37. Jay hughes

    Jay hughes

    3 күн мурун

    Anyone else think Major Mace is a total BADASS pilot.. Pulling off impossible moves, Awesome lady.... Bless up.. 😊

  38. Elane Baranowski

    Elane Baranowski

    3 күн мурун

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  39. Neo Genesis

    Neo Genesis

    3 күн мурун

    I put this on a big flat screen and showed my father, he says, he is feeling 9G's now 😂

  40. ewann3


    4 күн мурун

    This is a good video regarding skill levels, humble interpretation of one's own skill levels (humble) and understanding of progression in skill. I think most people have either way over or under confident egos. I would say from evidence that I can pick up most things very quickly while recognising it's rare, I know people who are next level on me. On the same side there will be things you just suck at that you want to be good at more than the other things, and you pretty much just suck at it 🤣

  41. Strider 1 Trigger

    Strider 1 Trigger

    4 күн мурун


  42. chumleyok


    4 күн мурун

    What's the deal with the handshakes at 5:52 ? Some were missed and some were landed... it looks like it was intentional. Would love to know why (if intentional)

  43. Angus Chandler

    Angus Chandler

    4 күн мурун

    I love how Destin is in the back breathing like crazy and almost blacking out while Flack is just sitting upright and talking casually like he's completely immune to G force.

    • Angus Chandler

      Angus Chandler

      2 күн мурун

      @Aviv Weiss I know that. It's just funny to watch

    • Aviv Weiss

      Aviv Weiss

      2 күн мурун

      I mean his job requires him to take 9g's on a daily basis obv any lower would have him barely twitching

  44. riskybetz


    4 күн мурун

    Wow when you said you hit limits you didn’t even know you had... that’s crazy. Much respect to the Air Force and credit to you for going thru that with humility

  45. MrDanny70s


    4 күн мурун

    Ironically a trip in a jet grounded you haha

  46. AdanaKiller


    4 күн мурун

    This video just came up in my recommendations and i’m not regretted to watch it all. I’ve totally learned smg new today which i never thought i’ll need it but i do now. Thank you so much. I’m subbing u

  47. Brown Acres

    Brown Acres

    4 күн мурун

    Now do the Blue Angels

  48. Da Bozz

    Da Bozz

    4 күн мурун

    Wow this video for sure got my subscription!!! Only thing I hope rest of the videos aren't sponsored or ill have to remove my subscription none the less amazing video

  49. Eto Hige Gamer Culture

    Eto Hige Gamer Culture

    4 күн мурун

    Dude...DUDE you had your name in a freaking Thunderbird!! also that picture rotation as Mace was flying around was awesome to watch!!

  50. Lukasz Racinowski

    Lukasz Racinowski

    4 күн мурун

    Thay was super cool. Impressive video. Thanks for that!

  51. R1D9M8B4


    4 күн мурун

    Why was I nervous!?

  52. Funnigame


    4 күн мурун

    Sonic fans: aw, that‘s cute.

  53. Faomshy9421 Faomshy9421

    Faomshy9421 Faomshy9421

    4 күн мурун

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  54. SelectInput


    5 күн мурун

    No idea where I felt so much gs before but sometimes you can really only sit back, and watch your tears fly away

  55. Muhammed Omar

    Muhammed Omar

    5 күн мурун

    I do 9 Gs everyday IN MY LEGO JET

  56. Andy Ortiz

    Andy Ortiz

    5 күн мурун

    Guys back down he ran half a marathon before

  57. Odd Kicks

    Odd Kicks

    5 күн мурун

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  58. Last struGGle

    Last struGGle

    5 күн мурун

    This video had me in ahhh the entire time I knew how hard it was but jeez 😱

  59. ian ruata

    ian ruata

    5 күн мурун

    You got me! Gotta hit that sub button man.

  60. Maine Guide

    Maine Guide

    5 күн мурун


  61. Maximilian Klotz

    Maximilian Klotz

    5 күн мурун

    Back in school i liked physics a lot. But this, with the detailed explanation, the field tests and the videos, is on another level!

  62. Gray Joe

    Gray Joe

    6 күн мурун

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  63. Daniel Emenike

    Daniel Emenike

    6 күн мурун

    I wish I can join the airforce from another country. What's your advise on that?

  64. Jimmy Mullins

    Jimmy Mullins

    6 күн мурун

    these planes are loud they flew over my base and they made my ears bleed /not really but

  65. Paoby Obounou

    Paoby Obounou

    6 күн мурун

    That was amazing 😻

  66. Jayson Aresa Hairston

    Jayson Aresa Hairston

    6 күн мурун


  67. Paoby Obounou

    Paoby Obounou

    6 күн мурун

    I wish my physics class was this fun

  68. S B

    S B

    6 күн мурун

    i dont even think i can handle 2 gs... don't really like flying

  69. Canon Pierce

    Canon Pierce

    6 күн мурун

    What a poosayyyyyy Geeze man

  70. spoilerkiller


    6 күн мурун

    This is just one of the most impressive videos! I really have my problems with military in general and with the US military in particular, but the combination of human and technological abilities shown in this video are just unreal.

  71. denzel gregoire

    denzel gregoire

    6 күн мурун

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  72. Bastian


    6 күн мурун

    Wow what an experience huh?

  73. j.network3232


    6 күн мурун

    Bro I only have 4g bro

  74. Doug Potosky

    Doug Potosky

    7 күн мурун

    Great show! Pilots are True Heroes!

  75. Ken's Vlog

    Ken's Vlog

    7 күн мурун

    simply amazing pilots

  76. Pavan Krishna

    Pavan Krishna

    7 күн мурун

    Great video 👍🏽

  77. hardino0311


    7 күн мурун

    Another badass video

  78. Leon


    7 күн мурун

    The level of engineering in these plane is mind boggling I feel like such a stupid bum

  79. K Dubb

    K Dubb

    7 күн мурун

    I'm pretty glad I found this channel. Not only does it give me memories of Bill Nye, but I think he does it better.

    • Omega Galaxy

      Omega Galaxy

      6 саат мурун

      The only thing he doesn't do is be in a lab lol😂😂



    7 күн мурун

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  81. Earth Dweller

    Earth Dweller

    7 күн мурун

    You don’t need no fancy gauges and screens you can just tell when you are going fast enough

  82. avlog monster

    avlog monster

    7 күн мурун

    9:11 .69 just had to call it out

  83. Adrian Games

    Adrian Games

    7 күн мурун

    6:48... “throwing gang sign out the window ya bishhh”

  84. DREAMcLOUd 907

    DREAMcLOUd 907

    7 күн мурун

    This isn’t even the most maneuverable plane to. It definitely is one but its not the most

  85. murd777


    7 күн мурун

    I wonder how much that cost to the tax payers?

  86. Monster Messgarage

    Monster Messgarage

    7 күн мурун

    Just fantastic across the board thanks I enjoyed

  87. HungerCake


    7 күн мурун

    i tapped out watching this

  88. Josh Weinberg

    Josh Weinberg

    7 күн мурун

    2:41 thought he said 45 g's

  89. Nordlys Sørlys

    Nordlys Sørlys

    7 күн мурун

    After watching this, I also want to do this😂

  90. The kid gamer Is totally awesome

    The kid gamer Is totally awesome

    7 күн мурун

    My dad flew a T1 at Randolph Air Force base

  91. Crash


    8 күн мурун

    supersonic legend

  92. Calvin L Deakins

    Calvin L Deakins

    8 күн мурун

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  93. P2P Portal

    P2P Portal

    8 күн мурун

    awesome man, all around. the content, the cut , the edit, your commentary, made even better by a perfect mix of the objective stuff of science, and the subjective stuff grounded in the emotions stemming from what is surprisingly a very personal, introspective experience. and i bet you didnt expect that , i think you basiclaly said as much. but i gotta point something else you left out there and aint getting back, besides the 9G maneuver. its funny cuz your very first action was a mistake, you missed a seemingly inconsequential event that was also a once in a lifetime chance: YOU REFUSED THOSE AVIATORS!!! HOW COULD YOU DO THAT MAN! Those are official issue, an absolutely integral and mandatory piece of a USAF pilot, the very crowning emblem of the pinnacle you have attained and of the heights for which you have been given access. As quintessenrtiually US AIR FORCE PILOT ELITE as the offical issue bomber jacket. And those were yours to keep man, never worn by anyone, and never to be again. Yours and your’s alone. and frankly a bit of a faux pas to refuse, jusrt sayin haha. Even if you buy them as a civilian through the offical airforce store, they aint the same brotha! Im not trying to make you feel bad, but man, you need to be informed of what you didnt even realize was there to have missed. undersandliubly tho, as you are excited, anxious, confused, apprehensive , and chuck full of genuine glee, as anyone would be, so its hard to ride ya too much on it. Truth be told, dude should have attempted to offer again post flight...

  94. M4hdipers


    8 күн мурун

    Great video! Thank you.

  95. E. J.

    E. J.

    8 күн мурун

    Dude......you just got a new subscriber 👍

  96. Raymond Duck

    Raymond Duck

    8 күн мурун

    I was fortunate to ride in the front seat of a Pitts S-2 Special (aerobatic biplane) for a ride when I was with an airline. It was nothing like a jet I'm sure, but but I learned a lot about inner ear and G forces that day too!!!

  97. Gestapo Spies

    Gestapo Spies

    8 күн мурун

    You found a Shero? 😉 😉 You’re great. Love watching. Be Safe and happy

  98. Calvin L Deakins

    Calvin L Deakins

    8 күн мурун

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  99. Harry Liang

    Harry Liang

    8 күн мурун

    "You put my name on it?!?!?"

  100. Hashim kurd

    Hashim kurd

    8 күн мурун

    Dirty neel