GOING SUPERSONIC with U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds! Pulling 7 G's in an F-16 -Smarter Every Day 235


  1. SmarterEveryDay

    SmarterEveryDayヶ月 前

    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

  2. Amanuel Berhanu

    Amanuel Berhanu3 日 前

    The luckiest man on earth I hate you so much. Thank you for sharing such an unreal experience with us. Now I couldn't find my jaw it droped sometime in the video.

  3. Raptary

    Raptary5 日 前

    You can recreate the effects of the semicircular canals by just closing your eyes when you're using a playground swing. Your body will start to think that the swing is turning in a given direction even though your body is still moving forward and backwards.

  4. Ralph F

    Ralph F7 日 前

    Unbelievable!!! Thanks for this great video!

  5. Joshua Stackhouse

    Joshua Stackhouse9 日 前


  6. RichardtheStark

    RichardtheStark21 日 前

    @Chris Paul I appreciate ur help but I already got an explanation earlier so I'm good. But thank you for the suggestion.

  7. Mario Rodriguez

    Mario Rodriguez7 時間 前


  8. Nick Barnett

    Nick Barnett9 時間 前

    This is something I really want to do but I’ll never get a chance to do it

  9. Dave 444

    Dave 4449 時間 前

    That was a great video, thanks for explaining all the intricacies, incredible! LOL

  10. Joe Duke

    Joe Duke9 時間 前

    THAT... was hilarious, thanks.

  11. Bob Sentany

    Bob Sentany11 時間 前


  12. michael tabor

    michael tabor14 時間 前

    gee, those flyover sure help with covid, huh?

  13. Faith Hilton

    Faith Hilton15 時間 前

    how do you get to fly with them?

  14. McKevin Dauntless

    McKevin Dauntless17 時間 前

    I think if this will be one of my online class, i better go drop out. Haha just kidding

  15. Happy Funtimes

    Happy Funtimes18 時間 前

    I just don't get how the turbulence doesn't interfere with the previous pilots!

  16. Steven Reviews

    Steven Reviews21 時間 前

    Sorry if you put your visor down,that means you're up to get shot down by an F-14

  17. Rene Pajaron

    Rene Pajaron22 時間 前

    My anxiety is like: I "DIE" DOING THAT!!!! Tempt me!!!!

  18. Leg3nd Assass1n

    Leg3nd Assass1n23 時間 前

    Next aircraft video: Going past Mach 3 in the last SR-71 still flying.

  19. Robert Lafnear

    Robert Lafnear日 前

    When they flew over RENO (2019) what a thrill just to see them ... and you get to ride in one of those planes........... Ahh............... what can I say but these are Americas best. Thank You T-Birds for a fantastic pre show over my head and from my backside on Friday at RENO. And a big Thank You for the video.

  20. Federico Gacho

    Federico Gacho日 前

    I wonder what these pilots think about the Star Wars X wing Fighters, i wonder if some day they will be able to fly to outer space and re enter like an X wing does in the movie

  21. Bryan Shaffer

    Bryan Shaffer日 前

    soooo are we not going to talk about Major Curren"s cake?

  22. Myles Kidd

    Myles Kidd日 前

    I love the bit about the otolith organs. I am a Flight Instructor and I use that clip to teach my students about spacial disorientation while in instrument meteorological conditions.

  23. Hashir Wani

    Hashir Wani日 前

    I wonder why Pakistanis are feeling smug!

  24. Henrypika

    Henrypika日 前

    "Pulled 10Gs on that maneuver; my skull's just caved in on itself" - AFP95

  25. killercivic2001

    killercivic2001日 前

    "humbled by force" very well said ^^

  26. Daniel Tilton

    Daniel Tilton日 前

    20:10 Sounds like your ego was writing checks your body couldn't cash. iykyk

  27. Tyrant A.Devillier

    Tyrant A.Devillier日 前

    The Chinese are ready to help us up to 5G

  28. bill hanna

    bill hanna2 日 前

    Hey its just come out the F35 is banned from flying in thunderstorms & is only allowed to fly at supersonic speed for no more than 3 to 4 minutes , Something to do with the materials , got any info.

  29. palearagorn

    palearagorn2 日 前

    what mace windu said came out of one ear and out the other

  30. european royalty

    european royalty2 日 前

    Anyone know why the pilot has no g suit

  31. Eric Van Maanen

    Eric Van Maanen2 日 前

    COOL Thank You!

  32. Oscar Caetano

    Oscar Caetano2 日 前

    now i understand why carol danvers is the most powerfull character in the MCU, she was a pilot.

  33. Robert Feast

    Robert Feast2 日 前

    Great video. 👍

  34. Azim Alif

    Azim Alif2 日 前

    22:56 that also happens if you get an ear infection severe enough. Can happen in your sleep. You will wake up.

  35. Kaizer Mordecai

    Kaizer Mordecai2 日 前

    What??!! I haven’t subbed yet? Well, SUBSCRIBED! You’re awsome man!

  36. Joris

    Joris2 日 前

    This is literally the most entertaining educational video I’ve ever watched

  37. Maddox The Werid Kid

    Maddox The Werid Kid2 日 前


  38. Halus

    Halus2 日 前

    Can we get some likes for Orbitz? 😂 Bring back consumable lava lamps 👍🏻

  39. Nathan

    Nathan2 日 前

    Pedotube, I thought it was a website for just pedos

  40. Maddox Sawatzky

    Maddox Sawatzky2 日 前

    You ARE awesome, Destin!

  41. joe rogerson

    joe rogerson2 日 前

    6:26 looks like a dad taking his kid out for a spin

  42. Siddhanta Panigrahi

    Siddhanta Panigrahi2 日 前

    I was able to feel those motherfukin' Gs.

  43. Brandon Booth

    Brandon Booth2 日 前

    So basically their an american copy of the British red arrows.... can we not have anything you lot dont want lol

  44. Hey You

    Hey You2 日 前

    plane hit turbulence and I almost passed out 😟

  45. Holzwurm _HD

    Holzwurm _HD2 日 前

    0:50 Did he say 5G? BURN THIS WHOLE CHANNEL DOWN! /s

  46. solice

    solice2 日 前

    This def earned my subscription and it also made my day man that's amazing keep up the good work

  47. topher Ems

    topher Ems2 日 前

    A Big Like for you and for this episode... Awesome bro... 😮😱

  48. F3lipe 21

    F3lipe 213 日 前

    5:18 why does he look like gareth bale from Real Madrid

  49. DanmotoX

    DanmotoX3 日 前

    i used to love those drinks :P

  50. Bsh Asdf

    Bsh Asdf3 日 前

    apply your your g-strig😂

  51. LOL

    LOL3 日 前

    8:48 what unit is 350?

  52. tristan white

    tristan white3 日 前

    I love these guys

  53. Ronak Nikam

    Ronak Nikam3 日 前

    The Thing That Shocked Me Is Humans Are Limiting Factor On These Aircrafts

  54. crawla7

    crawla73 日 前

    You see at 8:18 whats the highest height that aircraft can go before it starts to malfunction/ lose control?

  55. Daniel SRya

    Daniel SRya3 日 前

    I think fighter pilot is not have ear again

  56. tim

    tim3 日 前

    yup, you got my subscription

  57. seb Jedidiah

    seb Jedidiah3 日 前

    LUKE 14:11 :D

  58. jorge perez

    jorge perez3 日 前

    i might black out, but im good. ha ha ha love this guy

  59. Bobby Axelrod

    Bobby Axelrod3 日 前

    If you braced your neck and tried to stabilize your head during the maneuvers, would that have helped to endure the Gs?

  60. GAM3RK1NG

    GAM3RK1NG3 日 前

    Super Sanic

  61. Derek Dueñez

    Derek Dueñez3 日 前

    We need more Sharons and less Karens.

  62. KarmaZFX

    KarmaZFX3 日 前

    I want to be a pilot but I'm black and Muslim so I don't think that'll happen oouf

  63. PA Games

    PA Games3 日 前

    Hey Destin! Sorry I just had to come here after watching a Veritasium video! Hate to say it, but add 1 more vote to Turbulent Flow being WAAAAY cooler than Laminar Flow! The unpredictability of the turbulent flow and the infinite amount of patterns, shapes, sizes, etc that it can take won me over! Love what you do man and keep on doing what you do!

  64. Dan Grange

    Dan Grange3 日 前

    What a great video...5 am Sunday morning....set my day up....ace...subscribed..

  65. Gunther

    Gunther3 日 前

    That’s an awesome quote about humility and confidence, but you never looked stupid at any point to me. Thanks for having the experience we’ll never have and translating it into the meaningful science behind it.

  66. Conner 4k

    Conner 4k3 日 前

    Why the flak dude look like that character off the GTA V show😂

  67. Scott Anderson

    Scott Anderson3 日 前

    Destin, you are probably my favorite person on the internet. Your enthusiasm for learning is contagious, and you always have a great outlook on things that happened to you in the making of your videos. Thank you for doing what you do and sharing it with us. -Scott

  68. ssgssjaiden 「空白」

    ssgssjaiden 「空白」3 日 前

    So that's why I heard a giant bang it was you! LMAO

  69. tiga2001

    tiga20014 日 前

    great video, these pilots are incredible!

  70. Spion Silver

    Spion Silver4 日 前

    I just love the part where you chat details with "mace she is really cool , tough , pretty and ultra smart calculating maneuvers between 7 and 9 G´s at major she can pull 9 G´s AND rank ! :)

  71. Jay Thomas

    Jay Thomas4 日 前

    Dude 1.05 Mach is 800 mph that’s insane.

  72. Louis Lochner

    Louis Lochner4 日 前

    Humility wins the day..👏🏻 Awesome content 👍🏻

  73. Brian G.

    Brian G.4 日 前

    Amazin' thank you for sharing, and to the many men, women and their families. I thank you for your service

  74. J. Jaeger

    J. Jaeger4 日 前

    I loved this video! Fantastic

  75. Friedrich Beachy

    Friedrich Beachy4 日 前

    Hey Destin! I absolutely love your educational videos. Even when they're not even 10 mins long, they give such interesting info that I never knew prior. Especially this video. I absolutely love aviation and will get my ga license here in about a year or so. I learned some really cool info about going mach, how peto tubes work and so on and so forth. So thank you for making such awesome videos man! Keep it up!

  76. Joe Wood

    Joe Wood4 日 前

    1st I'm so jealous !! 👍🏼 2nd thanks for explaining math behind how "G's" work and flight speed. Thanks for the video , it is awesome.

  77. Morne Janse Van Rensburg

    Morne Janse Van Rensburg4 日 前

    thats a good introduction plain and simple well done..must say after watching this video i kinda felt uncomfy cause il puke right there in the cockpit off that air jet..uuggg real good quality video aswell well done

  78. Alex Jansson

    Alex Jansson4 日 前

    That honestly looks like the most fun. I totally picked the wrong career.

  79. Frank Thorpe

    Frank Thorpe4 日 前

    19:52 and that was it

  80. Mattia Lenzlinger

    Mattia Lenzlinger4 日 前

    This is litterally my biggest dream, either to be a passenger or maybe even fly myself



    1:25 When you tryna slap your girl in the a$$ in front of her family dinner.

  82. Meneer Ihsan

    Meneer Ihsan4 日 前

    Nice explanation about Pitot tube...

  83. Stealth Parad0x

    Stealth Parad0x4 日 前

    “But im in the back sufferin’ It was incredible.” Which is it incredible or suffering

  84. Aakarshit Jaswal

    Aakarshit Jaswal4 日 前

    "If I dont approach each new experience with an appropriate balance of confidence and humility.. There's a good chance I'm gonna be humbled by force" The best thing I've learnt in a long time.

  85. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones4 日 前

    Great vid! Love the physics, too! Thanks!