Ask Adam Savage: Remembering the U2 and Blue Angels Flights from MythBusters

Tested member Cindy Klenk asked Adam, "What lingers in your mind about your U-2 flight ? And in your ride with the Blue Angels in the F/A-18 Super Hornet, how close did you come to blacking out in the positive G maneuvers?" Thank you, Cindy for your support and question! Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question:
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Peregrine 7
Peregrine 7 - 20 dager siden
The wing air stabilizer thing is called a strake. Great video, thoroughly enjoyed!
Corey S
Corey S - 20 dager siden
Hornet pilots do wear G-suits, its just the Blue Angels that don't wear them. The reasons are correct though.
laughingman1221 - 10 timer siden
Is that an American Giant Classic Full Zip hoodie I spy?
Obsidian - 2 dager siden
"this thing barely works anymore" this is so me and gave me a full out loud laugh. So thank you
Zeddy Zip
Zeddy Zip - 3 dager siden
Omg Adam this sounds like alien technology recreated to our advantages
Greg Smith
Greg Smith - 3 dager siden
All I can hear now is "hick uh hick uh hick uh hick uh"
Gotta go find that clip now!
Michael O'Halloran
Michael O'Halloran - 7 dager siden
I could honestly listen to Adam talk about those experiences all day! 👍
Henrik L
Henrik L - 8 dager siden
Luke let go..Trust Your Feelings ...... ;-P
TB Somerville
TB Somerville - 10 dager siden
When we are done existing and having our last moments, all we really have are our memories. You sir will have a treasure trove. You have lived a life well & have my admiration & envy.
Owen Burns
Owen Burns - 11 dager siden
Pretty sure if i flew in the U2, I'd blubber like a baby
Jock McBile
Jock McBile - 12 dager siden
Adam, have you ever thought about writing a book? LoL. You're a FABULOUS storyteller.
Peter Kelley
Peter Kelley - 13 dager siden
Thank you Adam for the remarkable share. You taught me things in NEVER would have known.
John whitton
John whitton - 14 dager siden
I felt the joy in your smile
Daniel Campbell
Daniel Campbell - 14 dager siden
Love these videos but I wish Adam would stop apologizing for going on rants and tangents. It's what we LOVE to see him do! It's why we watch! You have a great mind, and a beautiful personality. It's why we are here. Because we are enamored and thrilled you are willing to share it with us.
Joseph Alexander
Joseph Alexander - 14 dager siden
That part on the FA-18 is called a fence. Cheers. Thank you for posting videos. You keep me sane and in good spirits during difficult times. Enjoy your day.
Trekker - 16 dager siden
I had a neighbor about 10 years back, nicest man ever. He was a fairly old man, was a blue angel show pilot for a few years. He also was a classified government program test pilot. He flew planes we still don't even know existed/do exist from what he could say. He had gone down more than once over the pacific on failed test flights, one he was missing for 3 days. He was an amazing man to know. Sad to say, I know he has since passed on as his Alzheimer's had progressed fairly quickly in the time I knew him and he was not well 10 years ago. Respect to that man, and the many like him that we will never hear of.
Yurapit88 - 16 dager siden
imagine the truckers flying down the nj turnpike at 80mph, 80k pounds feet from each other... same thing lol way more dangerous tho
Vinemaple - 16 dager siden
Did you hear that? What was that noise?
Karn Eskelot
Karn Eskelot - 16 dager siden
I'm a few days late here, but I remember the U2 episode, and it's one of my favorites. I really loved seeing Adam's reaction when he was told he could go up, and how much that meant to him, how Jaime basically said that this meant more to Adam than to him, and told Adam to go. I know that that was probably the closest thing to being an astronaut that he'll ever get to be (unless he gets a call from Elon, lol)!
Anyway, that U2 episode was great, and this Tested episode is great!
J. Michael Antoniewicz II
J. Michael Antoniewicz II - 16 dager siden
You and James May need to get together and do a show where you both talk about your U-2 Flights and etc.
Mark Nahabedian
Mark Nahabedian - 16 dager siden
There's a special kind of fascination and joy one experiences when talking to someone who truly enjoys what they do. I get to experience it when the North Bennet Street School in Boston hold an open house. I expect Adam has experienced it a lot, like with his U2 visit. But Adam is also a source of such experiences.
Bryon Yamada
Bryon Yamada - 17 dager siden
In my 20yrs Navy career I got to meet the LAST U-2 pilots and their plane. I also got to walk away with their Challenge Coin
Dominic Nocera
Dominic Nocera - 17 dager siden
The last U-2 pilot hasn’t flown yet. The plane is fully funded and there’s new U-2 pilots being trained every month.
Denis Ljutic
Denis Ljutic - 17 dager siden
I would love to ses podcast with hosts of Mythbusters. I missed that show.
Keith Labudde
Keith Labudde - 17 dager siden
This man is a national treasure
Chris P
Chris P - 17 dager siden
I live near Beale, the U2 episode will always be my favorite
bu kwok
bu kwok - 18 dager siden
i think james may flight the U-2 too right??
ScottNJ - 18 dager siden
Green with envy. I flew a TA-4J for 20mins of an hour flight. Rolled and pulled 6.5g wrap-up turn. Most fun I've every had with my boots on. I'd give my hat @$$ and overcoat to ride in either of those two aircraft. You are a lucky guy.
Jeff_K - 18 dager siden
Adam, you said during your U2 flight "What an unbelievably beautiful day." That has always stuck with me and I love to say that to myself now and then to appreciate even the little things in life that make me smile. Thank you, Adam for sharing your beautiful days with us.
Matthew Sinclair
Matthew Sinclair - 18 dager siden
I never get tired of hearing Adam talk about his experiences.
Shane Moon
Shane Moon - 18 dager siden
You should look into the mechanics and engineering of how fighters are designed.
They’re specifically designed to be “unstable” so that they can maneuver that quickly. Other large objects, passenger jets, boats, even cars are designed to be stable. They’re designed to want to stabilize themselves at all times and return to a “central” state. So you’re essentially having to fight the machine when you want it to do anything but that “central” state.
But fighters are not that way. They want to be unstable.
Gamedraco - 18 dager siden
Especially after "Fly-By-Wire" came out. Once fly-by-wire came out, you could make a plane as stable or unstable as you would want with impunity.
goatflieg - 18 dager siden
As a pilot who is building his own airplane (RV-8), I love the Mythbuster airplane episodes above all else. Thanks so much for sharing your impressions of these watershed experiences. I got a chance to work at Beale AFB in the '80s when the SR-71 was still in operation. I was on a man-lift 25' up, drilling a hole in the concrete wall of a maintenance facility... looking down at the flight line and those magnificent SR-71 aircraft sitting in open hangars surrounded by guards with M-16s. I'll never forget that experience.
DanHarkless ﴾Halloween, theme parks, YTPs, & more﴿
Man, imagine the Angry Video Game Nerd having to land on a carrier under those conditions. 😠 I especially enjoyed Adam's description of the videogame-like precision and seeming lack of momentum of the Hornet as piloted by a Blue Angel. Much of Adam's career has involved the precision control of various machines, so you feel the power of his amazement at that.
Dark Desert Movies
Dark Desert Movies - 18 dager siden
Adam just now starting to process the fact that he's actually been to the edge of space is delightful.
Carlos Rodriguez
Carlos Rodriguez - 18 dager siden
For those pilots, I expect it just gets to muscle memory with respect to input/response.
Colin Kunkel
Colin Kunkel - 10 dager siden
Ironwolf Studios
Ironwolf Studios - 18 dager siden
"This is not a bad way to spend your day."
-Adam Savage
Kristian Taylor
Kristian Taylor - 18 dager siden
I envy your experiences
Cdb Cdb
Cdb Cdb - 18 dager siden
"Heavy Swell" sounds like 70s male pornstar name🤣
Lock Lynch
Lock Lynch - 19 dager siden
They don't wear g suites?!?!?! What?! That's blowing my mind right now
John Cran
John Cran - 19 dager siden
Interesting Hadfield's comments on the F18. In the 80's we lived next door to one of the pilots who flew the first F18s to Amberly as the replacement for the F111s he said he didn't want to do it because he liked the 111's too much.
etrmedia - 19 dager siden
With how you tell these stories, I'd love to hear how you'd describe flying in a Crew Dragon. How do we make that happen?
Gavin Sullivan
Gavin Sullivan - 19 dager siden
These episodes as an avowed AvGeek were the ones that made me the most jealous of your already amazing life!
Tranja Vanadbia
Tranja Vanadbia - 19 dager siden
Patrick Campbell
Patrick Campbell - 19 dager siden
Why the Fuck is this monitized, unless you donate all proceeds to the pilots you are cashing in on, if not, youre a Dick, sorry to all the Richards of the world.
Patrick Campbell
Patrick Campbell - 19 dager siden
And please suggest to your buddy Hatchfield not to decimate classic songs on the tax payers dime. His son on the other hand should be mentioned in your cross hairs because it hes not in yours cross hairs!
Mama Young loves you
Mama Young loves you - 19 dager siden
What is his Patreon. I have tried varied names and I am just not finding it.
KLVK Flyer
KLVK Flyer - 19 dager siden
A friend of mine was a Blue Angel years ago and he referred to lining up on the aircraft next to him as " Flying Paint"
John Beauvais
John Beauvais - 19 dager siden
Granted I haven’t flown a Hornet, but the PT-17 feels like that too, it just feels like you belong there and the plane belongs in that perfect reference frame in the sky
John Beauvais
John Beauvais - 19 dager siden
The Ballad of Thunderbird 2
“Looking right, I’m always looking right, when I’m flying fucking fingertip I’m always looking right,
The crowd goes wild the formation’s tight and I don’t give a shit cuz I’m just looking right”
Colin Kunkel
Colin Kunkel - 10 dager siden
I love Dos Gringos! 😂😂
Brent Barr
Brent Barr - 19 dager siden
I'm envious of your rides with those guys.. I spent 25 years in the Air Force active duty and I can tell you the people who WORK on those birds ARE the elite of the elite.. the absolute best of the best... only a very select FEW get the opportunity to work on those birds... to be a U2 or Blue Angel mechanic is the ULTIMATE!!!!!!
Nelson Gil
Nelson Gil - 19 dager siden
Hornet Pilots don't wear g-suits? Holy shit
Colin Kunkel
Colin Kunkel - 10 dager siden
Just the Blue Angels pilots. Fleet pilots do wear G-suits.
Networked Television
Networked Television - 19 dager siden
I recall a documentary on the UK Red Arrows, and a Blue Angles pilot saying it is the only time he watched an air team in awe; and having seem some of the stuff the Blue Angels does, that was the highest praise a team could pay another. The irony was, the Red Arrows pilot said, after being told, "Ye', those boys are nearly as good as us." But he was also super impressed with them.
Skills. You either have the or you don't, and the people Adam flew with: they had them in spades.
Justin Marsh
Justin Marsh - 19 dager siden
I still claim the Blue Angels episode as my myth. I suggested it to one of the production team members when the we were invited to attend the MythBusters convention. The convention was occurring at the same hotel we were staying at during the San Francisco air show. I told her that you guys should come out to do a media flight during our winter training. The girl I was talking to said they would need to bust a myth if they were to come down there. I told her one of the reasons we don't break the sound barrier during the show was so we would not damage windows, and you could test to see if that would really happen. I found out that winter from our public affairs guy that you were there to bust that myth. When I told him that was the one I suggested, he told me the fans came up with it. I guess that is partly true because I am a fan of the show. Either way it was cool to have you come out there for a ride.
Jeff Owens
Jeff Owens - 19 dager siden
Wow. Your Blue Angels story was so intense, in a great way. I had no idea they didn't have G suits. You should bullet point what you said in this video because it is beyond comprehension what amazing things you did. Here's one, "being able to go to the edge of space and seeing the blackness of space."
scott nix
scott nix - 19 dager siden
7.5 Gs impressive. Was Adam wearing a G-suit?
Colin Kunkel
Colin Kunkel - 10 dager siden
Garrett Wenkel
Garrett Wenkel - 19 dager siden
I'm the biggest fan of MythBusters from Ukraine. This is my favourite TV show ever.
Cindy Klenk
Cindy Klenk - 19 dager siden
Adam thank you SO much for answering my questions so beautifully. I did not know the Angels did not wear G suits. Wow! On my last days when I was working at the place that the dragon lady was tested, I got a back seat ride in one of our chase aircraft (an A-7). I did the "grunt, still started getting tunnel vision. And Oh yes, I did lose my cookies (Whip off oxygen mast. barf, put mask back on (yuch). My very very best and most memorable years were working in flight test out where it doesn't exist. All of the people there regardless of job - from test pilots to IT people ,telemetry to whatever, were the best of the best and humbled to work with them. Among other projects I was privileged to work on Have Blue (the prototype for the F-117) the F-117 from its very first flight until it went operational at Tonopah, the B-2 prototype, the tail end (no pun intended) of OxCart (the SR-71) and other programs. The test pilots out there were the best and the Navy test pilots were the best of the best (no offense to the USAF, which I served in as an officer for some years) Like you Adam, when I start talking about those years, I just get so excited all over again. Some things I just can't talk about - but the memories are all there. And yes the guys and gals at Beale are a special breed. I have watched the Blue Angels and Dragon Lady episodes about 50 times.
T.C. Thompson
T.C. Thompson - 19 dager siden
I remember seeing the Blue Angels everyday when I was stationed in Pensacola. Even saw one crash, unfortunately.
Cindy Klenk
Cindy Klenk - 19 dager siden
T.C, Like you I have seen the Angels (and T-Birds) fly for many MANY years. I was there with my dad at Selfridge AFB for an airshow when an Angel augured in, in I believe an A-4. We were flying home from work the day that the T-Birds all augured in, out at Indian Springs in their T-38's. It was a diamond shape of four craters. Horrifying. They were still smoking. Since that time I have seen others - some were able to punch out, and others - not so much. Those are not the good memories. Was he able to punch out in the crash you saw?
Cole Sexton
Cole Sexton - 19 dager siden
Nice American Giant sweatshirt!
Matthew Novick
Matthew Novick - 19 dager siden
"Little aerodynamic...thing" is called a 'strake'. Once you know to look for them, you'll see them on most planes. Once a plane's development gets as far as flight testing, it's vastly easier to fix any funky aerodynamics you might discover using a small, well-placed strake than it would be to overhaul the shape of the plane.
John Taylor
John Taylor - 19 dager siden
Thank you for the wonderful explanation of your experiences with the exceptional plains and crew it is a delight that you so honestly share those experiences.
Dale Chavez
Dale Chavez - 19 dager siden
Love your passion and story-telling Adam! As ex-Navy, the Blue Angels are IMHO the best Flight Demonstration team on the planet. I used to work on the A-4 Skyhawk (pre-cursor to the F/A-18) and was a joy to work on. Here's a link to a great Youtube channel that follows the 'Angels during their training season:
graefx - 19 dager siden
Still remember my first time seeing the Blue Angles in Pensacola.
I had a math teacher that worked on a carrier and said he'd wear knee pads and he know where he'd get caught from the back draft of a plane taking off and be able to 'float' up and bounce of his knees. To this day I dont know if he was messing with us. Said hed visit his son while served on a carrier but that he couldn't do that trick again because the planes were so much more powerful he'd just wind up in the sea.
CRISTOFF17 - 19 dager siden
Your pilot ‘freelanced at FedEx’? That’s... neat... I guess?
Alan Knuth
Alan Knuth - 19 dager siden
Going from the lifestyle of having the mythbusters type experiences to being a youtuber is a hard change. Keep at at, we all appreciate you.
Mark Chisholm
Mark Chisholm - 19 dager siden
Interestingly, the U2 was engaged in tests in the early 1980s with the RAF MK3 Lightning to see if it was possible to track and intercept with a jet. The Lightning took off, climbed, and 'attacked' the U2 from above. No other jet could do this even the Russian jets specifically designed to do so.
Roy Abr
Roy Abr - 20 dager siden
the dream team xD
Martijn Dams
Martijn Dams - 20 dager siden
Such a great story, loved every bit. When I was little my dad took my family out to sea with a rubber boat near the coast of Italy just to sightsee a bit, and we went far enough to be completely alone on the calm sea... until Frecce Tricolori came along with multiple wings. They did their stunts above us. I hardly recall it, but the awe and excitement. It was magical. Only years later I understood they used us as a sea level reference point so they could practice (we knew they'd be around to give a show near the beach) and I am absolutely sure they must've seen us smiling from ear to ear, knowing they gave a show just for us. I love those pilots ever since.
Brad Knowles
Brad Knowles - 20 dager siden
In the late 70s and early 80s, my parents would often take me to the annual air show at Tinker AFB just outside of Oklahoma City. I was there for the year when the SR-71 first went on public display. I remember the armed guards stationed around it while it was on the ground. I remember walking under the wing and looking up, and feeling like I could almost reach out and touch it. My one regret from that show was that I didn’t get to stay there long enough to see the night take-off, which I’m told is one hell of a sight.
A few years later, when I was a government civilian work for the Defense Information Systems Agency in the basement of the Pentagon, specifically helping to support Desert Shield, I happened to be on rotation at the building on a weekend. During the week, I only ever wore dress shirts, but when I was there on the weekend, I was a bit more relaxed, and wore t-shirts.
Our printer in the Logistics Readiness Center was broken, so I had to borrow the printer on the Crisis Action Center floor. The CAC is the room that they supposedly simulated for the movie “War Games”, but at the time, the real thing wasn’t so glamorous. I asked the XO on duty if it was okay to come onto the floor to pick up my printout (I had the clearance to be there if the red phones were not in use, but it’s always better to ask), and he saw my t-shirt. Turns out that he had been the pilot of that particular bird on that particular day. And the only reason why we made a connection at all was because I was technically violating the dress code.
Sadly, I couldn’t spend the entire day talking to him, but it was wonderful to meet him and to thank him for his participation in that show. Of all the shows at Tinker, that one has always been my favorite, and it was a factor that helped lead me on the career path that I took.
For me, listening to Adam is like getting to talk to that pilot. Only I get to do it much more frequently, and Adam can talk about a much wider variety of things that he’s done.
SpasticMuse - 20 dager siden
Sadly again, I'm not a patreon, but am left with a question I'd love to ask. Perhaps another patreon may see this and find it interesting enough to ask for me.
That question is, "What would you give to get to fly in a SR-71?"
Gamedraco - 19 dager siden
Sadly the SR-71 was retired in 1998 by the USAF and 1999 by NASA respectively.
Sue Dutra
Sue Dutra - 20 dager siden
I wonder if Jamie ever got to fly also.
Savannah Satterwhite
Savannah Satterwhite - 20 dager siden
How many people do you think have 💩 their pants doing that breathing exercise?
James from Wellington
James from Wellington - 20 dager siden
Hi Adam, had a similar experience with seemless instant movement of a jet. I did a ride along with the RNZAF 14 squadron co which was a radio silence simulation. As lead he singalled manoeuvres with the plan itself. The one that got me was him signalling a route change with a 90° bank. Experiencing a 90° bank and back in under a second is not fun
Katfish Zomby
Katfish Zomby - 20 dager siden
That's a beautiful visual story!
ManyTrickPony - 20 dager siden
And by the 2 minute mark... I had a new understanding of the name behind "Blue Angels."
Rick Dunaway
Rick Dunaway - 20 dager siden
Adam, Your admiration and respect for these experiences is remarkable! What a great choice was made by those who make all the things go! Bravo to you both. Well done, well done...
BAL GB - 20 dager siden
Adam is one of the only people in the world that doesn't piss me off that he got to do this! James May is another and tbh I think Adam and James would make a good double act in a sciency stuff show. Call it Top Myths Lab!
Loal Vance
Loal Vance - 20 dager siden
Enjoyed your comments very much. There is a vibrant community of serious sim pilots who fly like that all the time. See what you think.
G D - 20 dager siden
The art of staring at the lead or Bosses airplane to stay in place is called " Flying Paint "
Tommiegirl - 20 dager siden
I watched the Mythbusters' Blue Angels episode. And still, the more I listened to this, the more fascinated and excited I became. Adam, I could have kept you talking for hours. Thanks for making me feel as though I was part of the experience!
D00Med Knight
D00Med Knight - 20 dager siden
This is such a delight watching Adam soooo Happy like this
jfbeam - 20 dager siden
Ah, carrier landings... many a documentary has been done on this dance. It's not just "some guy", they're all pilots standing at the end of the ship where there's a lighting system showing the pilot their approach angle. The LSOs are looking at similar data while talking to the pilot. [ ]
David Barak
David Barak - 20 dager siden
It's amazing how much precision is required to land on a carrier, and the mechanics behind it all is very interesting. Just to expand a bit on what Adam said, you have a half dozen or so specially-trained pilots serving as Landing Signal Officers - LSOs. If you've seen Top Gun, the people wearing white vests - float coats - and no helmets are the LSOs. They can often spot - and hear, hence no helmets - problems with an approach before the pilot flying the airplane realizes there's an issue. One LSO radios instructions for hopefully minor corrections if needed. There are also the two optical landing systems on the ship - too complex to describe here - and an instrument inside the airplane, all used together to get the airplane on the deck in about the space a tennis court takes up. Once all the aircraft of any particular cycle are back on deck the LSOs go to each squadron ready room and they debrief the pilot with details of the approach, things like being slightly too high or low, a little left or right of the center line, even things like whether the glide slops (angle of descent) was smooth or jagged. Once the debrief is done the LSOs assign a grade and those grades are posted for all to see on a "greenie board" in the ready room. Some say being a carrier pilot is like being an athlete - there's friendly competition and a sense of pride for a good streak... and a series of problems brings a serious review of the pilot's need for refresher training. And believe it or not, with all the precision required and all the ways for things to go wrong, it's extremely rare for there to be a major problem. The worst I've even seen was one side of the landing gear breaking off of an A-7 Corsair from a hard landing, and that may not have been the pilot's fault.
Philip Johnson
Philip Johnson - 20 dager siden
Not that I’m a pilot but your respect for what they do.. I’m positive no one would ever describe my job that way!
Mein Kamph
Mein Kamph - 20 dager siden
Stop wearing the hat.
Once you start you can't stop....
DShadowWolf - 20 dager siden
That "wing strake" (I think its called) is for Laminar Flow - the Mig-15 had similar, actually, for the same reason. (I think I've got a picture from the USAF Museum at Wright-Pat AFB in Dayton)
Huntington Beach Sasquatch
Huntington Beach Sasquatch - 20 dager siden
Quiz Question;
What studio has/had the space shuttle tucked in the corner of the main warehouse hidden with chain link and black plastic?
I was a inspector checking on the Bldgs. studio when I came across this beast.
....Blew My Mind When I Seen It Hiding In The Back!😲🤔👍👍👍👍
........................................... 👣👣👣😲
James Barisitz
James Barisitz - 20 dager siden
Tax payers dollars never better spent. You made me feel some of the adrenaline. ✌
arcterus01 - 20 dager siden
The fleet F-18 pilots do wear the G suits. The Angel pilots don't due to needing to be right on top of the control stick for the tighter controls.
OneeGrimm - 20 dager siden
Can some one of the patreons ask Adam: Did he watched "Epic Rap Battles of History: Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters", and what was his reaction?
TheHannukahZombie - 20 dager siden
The rectangular piece you’re talking about is called the LEX fence. It guides airflow between the vertical stabilizers to stop them from oscillating back and forth and causing stress fractures. The stabs are further reinforced with external brackets as well.
Devin Shields
Devin Shields - 20 dager siden
I used to work on the U-2 Dragonlady from 2010-2012 it was an incredible aircraft and I absolutely loved the episode of Mythbusters of when you took your ride! Thank you for talking about your experience!
Andy P
Andy P - 20 dager siden
The “rectangle on the wing” is called a leading edge extension fence. 100% correct that it breaks up the turbulent airflow.
As a kid, I was able to watch Mythbusters for my “30 minutes of science” homework.
Now I watch Tested and Mythbusters after a day of work as an electrician on F/A-18 Super hornets.
Don Jones
Don Jones - 20 dager siden
So Adam, you weren't quite clear. Did you enjoy your time with the U-2 team? :D
J.A.Ratt85 - 20 dager siden
You should do a video about flying in Peter Jackson's planes.
Marshall Loveday
Marshall Loveday - 20 dager siden
Adam, your answer concerning the PRECISION of the FA-18 Hornet begs the question, Are the Blue Angels experiencing the same level of precision in their NEW F/A-18E-F SUPER Hornet? (new planes this year...)
Colin Kunkel
Colin Kunkel - 10 dager siden
They certainly are. There are two guys who are out in El Centro now, filming daily practices. The team is looking really good, and the Rhino looks awesome in blue.
Dark Winter
Dark Winter - 20 dager siden
Fly-by-wire, done right, is pretty amazing...
Dark Winter
Dark Winter - 18 dager siden
@Cindy Klenk well, that and the fact that they’re designed to be shot at and still get you home...
Cindy Klenk
Cindy Klenk - 19 dager siden
These aircraft are all negatively stable so they can maneuver so beautifully and fly effortlessly. That is why the FCS is quad redundant ;-)
Lake Superior Deep View
Lake Superior Deep View - 20 dager siden
Adam, I was a Peace Keeper kid. Dad Educated Canadian Forces Pilots. The ocean up North is relentless. We land a helicopter with that swell no sweat eh. Taht's why we Canadians train You Americans elite. Cheers Friends.
gpaull2 - 20 dager siden
Thank you letting us live these experiences vicariously through you. 😎👍
David Lawrence
David Lawrence - 20 dager siden
A U-2 flight.. Oscar Mike Golf!
Josiah Philbin
Josiah Philbin - 20 dager siden
I had no idea that the blue angels don't use compression suits! That just makes them so much more awesome at what they do!
bscjake - 20 dager siden
Have watched the Blue Angels from the ground and a ton of their documentaries.. so insane. What is awesome about the flying is that a full roll on a F 18 is like 1/4" of stick input.. Today I was actually watching Destin's Thunderbirds ride along and one of the women solo pilots hits 9 G's multiple times a show.
Tommy - 20 dager siden
You Lucky Savage!