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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    1. SmarterEveryDay

      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

      1. Djvvhgg Gjvvnbb

      2. Metern

        At the takeoff you could see some smoke/vapor coming from the back of Deston. What was that??

      3. Elisabed Kekelidze


      4. GФФŦЏϾКΞЯ

        Destin, where is the G-string??

      5. Fred Schutte


    2. The Passenger

      Man, as long as I can remember, the f-16 ist my favorite fighter jet. It's so beautiful! I love the F-104 oder the F-04 ad well, but the F-16 is such a beauty! ❤ This is an amazing video! I was so excited while watching. Luckily I didn't feel the g-forces! ^^ Great video! Thank you! :)

    3. Roman Sarioglo

      Brother, if you experience how God humbles you you'll feel alot different.

    4. MisplacedMusic

      My ears popped just watching this

    5. lengend lindquist

      I was offered a pair of aviator sunglasses before I got in the fighter jet I would be like America give me the sunglasses🤣🤣🤣🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


      How would I like to learn to fly a jet of those

    7. TheDarkSide69

      applying your G- string hahaha

    8. Gid Stein

      He has never twirled around and got dizzy

    9. Victor Barbosa

      I love that you leave a verse at the end of every video. I love going to search out what verse you left! May GOD bless you for that!

    10. Scribs009

      Only found in amerca

    11. tom nguyen

      China is watching this very closely

    12. peterlution

      I have chemical engineering background and know how pitot tube works, but I did not realize how it behaves in the supersonic situation. Wow!

    13. John McTavish

      24:53 - Flat earthers be like - I'm gonna report this video for spreading misinformation.

    14. overlord

      its one of my dreams to ride a fighter jet and go supersonic.

    15. Harley Bradford

      So you don’t want me in a jet

    16. Harley Bradford

      I have motion sickness 😂

    17. God Bless America

      *Thanks for showing us something we would most likely never see*

    18. Thomas Shelby

      You should have worn the shades 😎

    19. X_xxSLEEPERxx_X Moreno

      shes my dream girl

    20. B K Jr.

      Tapped out on a one in a lifetime opportunity? I'd be like "more, more, faster"

    21. Gaston Diseño Industrial.

      thank you!!

    22. Mother Fynest

      I am a Navy guy.

    23. Mother Fynest

      You were a brave man.

    24. Hee Yeong Son

      I get why the altimeter reading drops as the speed of flight passes Mach 1, but why does the reading decrease just before reaching Mach 1? i.e., why does the static pressure increase? Is the altitude of the plane physically dropping?

    25. Ahmad Syukron Jaziila


    26. Above All

      The most informative video i have ever seen

    27. Derekki


    28. Isaac

      "Humbled by force...", this isn't a YOU problem this is a human problem. It's so easy for us, with some success or new knowledge that isn't common to quickly pat ourselves on the back and become high minded yet that arrogance actually holds us back from the "next level" of knowledge or better yet wisdom. This is so obvious throughout history, within academia, scientist or government leaders, while NO ONE is immune, that in turn hurts our growth and full potential. Full potential cannot be achieved without humility...the more I learn, the more I know I don't know anything. Stay humble or embrace stupidity and ignorance. Without humility there is no wisdom!

    29. FATb-word

      Pedo tube😂 what a name...

    30. empty_01

      0:15 those boots tho, they look aesthetic and comfy af

    31. Chuối Chiên

      Hey Dustin. Quick stupid question If 2 planes are flying in the opposite directions at 600mph then would they be supersonic when crossing ? Cuz' 600mph is still sub-sonic. Thank you !

    32. Sunny Rajkarnikar

      "i'm back there suffering, which is incredible"

    33. DR Essex

      This took me through a dream.☁️ I was hearing Bear McCreary's music 🎶. Thrace is fictional. Mace is not.🙏

    34. Antonio Huerta

      That is just freaking awesome 🤯

    35. Gabriel Mintz

      28:28 is brilliant. coolness.

    36. The Not-So-Ordinary Car Guy

      This is literally one of the coolest videos on the internet. Period!

    37. Neil Tibbs

      Second best to red arrows🇬🇧👍

    38. Mike Kenney

      Maybe the best description of supersonic dynamics that I’ve ever seen Kudos. Air Force fighter jocks are the most confident people on earth and yet they are genuinely humble by nature. Nice window into that essence

    39. Mike Kenney

      Things have changed a lot since my orientation in a TF 102 in the the 60’s. Those Gs are real. Props for hanging in

    40. Dustin Perez

      Noticed that my comments don't show up. Must be a military/status thing. Idk

    41. Dustin Perez


    42. Dustin Perez

      Ok let's say a dog with no bone. Look

    43. Dustin Perez

      Looking like a cat with no whiskers. Lol

    44. Tammie A

      My cousin tried out for the Thunderbirds. Haven't talked to him in a while so not sure if he made it or not. How cool. I love the Thunderbirds. When I lived in a Cleveland suburb of Lakewood, the Blue Angels were in town for an air show. It was so cool to see them fly over the house and do their maneuvers and turns to fly back towards the actual air show.

    45. Beside Yourself

      They let him drive at the end?!!

    46. SlCKB0Y

      "now that we are airborn in the F-16 we should probably learn how to read our instruments" understatement of the century ;)

    47. Hamza Mohamed

      Those last minutes insights are epic man

    48. No sorry

      Bro mace almost looks insulted when Destin is geeking out over her manouvers. Insane humility, but i guess its so you don't step out of line or take unnecessary risks.

    49. Ar1su

      Everyone: Upset you tapped out Me: Upset you didnt take the glasses

    50. martins apsitis

      Wow on many levels!

    51. Tessa Le Roux

      Thank you for this video. Absolutely facinating. Loved every minute. Wow wow. Salute

    52. Sky Eldridge

      2:38 no homo bro ;);)

    53. Aaron Wiebe

      This was a great video but even better bible verse!!!! May God Bless you.

    54. Mason Stuart

      pretty cool to see the cleveland air show towards the end of the vid

    55. SasKuatch

      “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

      1. Essential Essential


      2. Midnight Hour

        Excellent comment & quote from His Word! Humbled in Texas!

    56. Rhagrim

      Amazing video :)

    57. Mads Jensen

      10:10 you can see over "nav" they´re pulling 4.6 g´s imagine in real combat situations pulling 7 g´s later they pull 6.7

    58. MrC

      I have 5G

    59. music4dages

      God Bless EVERY member of both the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels. Truly, these are the best America has to offer and do this country proud. Great upload Destin, as are all of your uploads.

    60. Ivano P

      funny how the most epic people are do humble

    61. Plonkie_112

      Flak is one helluva pilot

    62. Devon Roach

      Why is there smoke in the canopy?

      1. OSCAR MIKE


    63. T Pop

      Fighter jets are up there with the computers for the most incredible human technological achievements. Absolutely amazing.

    64. Joel Martinez

      The video definitely earn my subscription

    65. Joel Martinez

      I feel dumb listening to this guy

    66. Joel Martinez

      I feel dumb listening to this guy

    67. Joel Martinez

      I feel dumb listening to this guy

    68. Braedon Springer

      how does an average person do this?

    69. Gary Benninger

      I just watched this a second time after seeing it when it first came out. After you tapped out you were humble but you were too hard on yourself. Just by being there you already were a winner. And the way you found this you put all the credit on the crew and their support crews. You made Maj. Michelle Curran look like a superhero. And she really is. All of them are. But you’re forgetting something you’re also a superhero. You champion the love of science and knowledge to millions of people. You did not make a fool out of yourself. You gave us perspective. Trained versus untrained. But that same starstruck feeling I got listening to Michelle speak I get when I watch most of your videos. Like when you interviewed the owner of the rocket company or spoke with the submarine crew. I hope that I accomplish something on that level in my lifetime. Change the world level.

    70. slab busterRTR

      Man very interesting stuff id try it in a second id probably be passed out in bout 10 sec 🤣

      1. OSCAR MIKE


    71. David Shevchuk

      1:25 best part

    72. Danren S

      May the Force be with you :) Thank for this video...

    73. Aidan O'Brien

      The reason you can break the sound barrier easier at higher altitudes is because you have a lower temperature at higher altitudes. Since the speed of sound (for an ideal gas) is defined as sqrt(gamma*R*T) a lower temperature corresponds to a lower speed of sound. Therefore, you need less velocity to break the sound barrier, since M = v/a where a is the local speed of sound, and v is the velocity of the aircraft. Interesting Stuff!

    74. Commissar Purity

      It is amazing the things humans can do once we get used to something, they can chat at 7gs while most people can't even speak at 3.

    75. Kolasom

      I applied for the Thunderbirds in 1980 and was accepted but I got out of the Air Force instead. STUPID DECISION which I still regret!! 🥵

    76. Real E Holmes

      Awesome vid, liked and subscribed :)!

    77. Mayday 69

      You just experienced what people with Menieres Disease go through when you sat in that chair.

    78. mr. noe 87

      He’s the friend that tells you to do shots and you’ll be fine. Knowing your dying and your going to regret it in the morning

      1. OSCAR MIKE

        I resemble that remark...or did during college a time or 2

    79. Rage 3.0

      I have but one word. ...... BAAAAAAARRFFFFF

    80. Big R 504


    81. youutubestinks

      all that hi-tech to go to invade-n'-steal oil in 'evil' (and oldie armed) mid east countries ... wow -_-

      1. OSCAR MIKE

        The US has more oil Reserves than I believe any other nation including the Middle Eastern nations...The US also became oil independent under Pres Trump and could have been long before and forever ever...although, the faux Admin is doing all they can to change that...The point being, America doesn't need oil from the Middle East, Caucuses, etc...so don't pat yourself on the back too much thinking we need anything from there...and if we did, I guarantee America has had numerous opportunities to hoard it all for themselves but they haven't...the statement is simply not accurate

    82. Jaime Mierow

      when you pulled g's i blacked out and saw an ad!

    83. Zanokuhle Mabuza

      04:25 - "I'm just going to lay there and receive the Gs..." 😂 Destin brother what matters is that you've received the One 'G' that matters. And this kind of an experience is nothing short of a blessing that most of us could only ever dream of. Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

    84. Muhammad Imran

      I only live in 4G LTE life, no less.

    85. Eddie Teddy

      I suck at math and physics and stuff and i always was saying "no is it possible the wings didnt break bc of that smoke thingy and how didnt the glass broke!!" 😂

    86. Joe Hansen

      Great video

    87. yss dheeraj

      3:32 G- strain I heard G-string 🙁😜

    88. D Mac

      That lady would have some 20 year old soda.

    89. Jack 21

      That was so amazing!

    90. maurizio sant

      GGGGGGJesus Chriest🧲🧲 Booogi wooogie🤣 Awsome👍👏👏


      You not see SOLOTURK AND TURKİSH STARTS if you see TURKİSH STARTS understant 8-9 G

    92. Mc Trucker

      im so sick of yt ads i just got an add about furniture exactly at the time his said here comes the gs

    93. Derek Sennett

      Dude, I spent 6 yrs in the AF working closely with pilots EVERYDAY. This is absolutely fascinating to me especially now that I am working on pilots certs!!!!

    94. A MurderA

      China men watching like 👁

    95. R Soldat

      24:50 there you go, flat earthers

    96. grovermatic

      25:31 Cleveland Rocks!

    97. Harry Styles

      Red Arrows,best in the universe

    98. Adrian Esparza

      I just found this channel today I don’t even know how to spell it lol. Very great video

    99. Asa Cooper

      You put those aviators on

    100. Fox -2

      If you think this is good hows bout you fly with the Blue Angels the no.1 airshow team in the world and do all the stuff the Thunderbirds do and more without a g-suit!