Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

Share this video on

What's Hot

What's New

Top Grossing

Top of the Chart

Recommend

jruiz : 9.1 G's to recover holy balls. That's insane. On the other hand... Good job saving a life engineers

LeemaBean : For those not well versed in military talk: Knock it off: Safety term to end whatever exercise or activity immediately. Anyone involved can say this. Get above the floor: 12,000 ft was the minimum altitude for this and is in place for exactly this reason. The "G counter" is in the top left of the hud right above the speed. Speed is on the left side of the hud in knots. Altitude is on the right. Fun F-16 fact! The cockpit seats are tilted back to allow the pilot to sustain more G's!

AirTCO : in soviet russia such autopilot is not needed. if fighter crashes, russian woman shall give birth to a new pilot.

Tyler Schafer : engineers solve problems not politicians.

TheAz943 : when you are flying a jet in battlefield 4 and your controller dies

Ruri Gokou : Ground Collision Avoidance System living up to the name.

Richard Smith : Dropped 12,500 feet in 18 seconds. About 3 more seconds and he would have been dead.

ruffryder818 : Wow, he was literally 4 seconds from death. He was at 15k altitude and dropped all the way down to 4K altitude. He was dropping around 1k per second. At that rate he literally only had 4 seconds to live. Amazing technology

Joe Mama : Religious people be like, " God saved that Poor Pilot never Technology." 😂

Master Fro : Snake respond. Snake? SNAAAKKEE!!!!

TRex 450r : Has he never seen chocolate rain don't breath into the mic.

Do a Flip : "Mission failed, we'll get em' next time."

Chris Orellana : Is that not freaking incredible?!?! Hats off to the engineers!

Nico Cain : technology working when it's supposed to can really really save lives! he owes his life to ever created that crash avoidance system

Fuhq Ewe : Thanks computer. "Pull up! - Stupid human. Fine, I'll do it for you."

Happy Kids : Well here comes another Tom hanks movie Tom Hank is f16

Rameez Malik : Absolutely incredible.

XCrimsonPyroX : I love how when it kicks in it says "FLYUP" LOL

Hawkins Thomas : 9 Gs on the recovery, wow!

VASAviation - : Hello, I'm working on a video transcripted of this. Could I please use this video and mention credit your channel? Much appreciated. Thanks for sharing! :)

Chris castella : amazing rate of descent....and recovery

Jerad Burns Music : Dropped 8,000 feet in just seconds

Karthik Acharya : That was a little too silent for an F16 inside. Damn. The sound insulations must be insane.

bossmanham : Hitting the ground at 800mph would not have been fun.

MiamiOle : "Sully" is the appropriate call-sign considering such an amazing life saving system.

m b : Million dollar plane b&w camera

Another 90 days to change this : Hey, it's just like Google Earth Pilot Simulator! I guess I'm certified to be pilot now!

Krause : I'm sure the engineers who made this feel really good right now

NOTHlNG BURGER : I'll be in the Hudson.. Sully knock it off.

Chrinik : Harddeck must have been set at 9000 feet, smart move, enough room.

None Ya : 9.1 G during that auto recovery. Oomph!

ItsMurr : I think this is just an elaborate plug for the new movie Sully.

Eugene S : And that's why we're replacing pilots with drones. Humans have limits, he was hitting 8.3gs when he blacked out.

Ali Silcox : Can anybody tell me what is being said? I get that there is someone giving instructions to Sully 1, and the unconscious pilots call sign is Sully 2, and I get the climb instruction and the recover instruction. What is the other instruction, sounds like "knock it off"?

DB Montgomery : Is the radar altimeter the "R" box? I think I saw as low as 2,900 AGL if it is. Truly amazing technology, kudos to the engineers and test crew.

Matthew McKay : I wonder if the computer put him back to sleep for a bit. What with the 9.1G pull-out.

Carlos Boozer : Wow what a bad pilot I can do this in Battlefield and I didn't even pass out.

racingtheweb : I didn't even know that system (AGCAS) exist..

Martin : THE POWER OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING :D

LMGunslinger : im pretty sure knockitoff means cease exercises.

Aviation Nut : Everybody knock it off!!!.

Gilamon Wildfire : Can someone explain what happened here? I have no knowledge of military codes or pressure stabilizers or aero technology.

Only You Love : Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

PHIL-yes-PLZ : Imagine what its like 'waking up' going 800mph

S B : Mach 1.15 in a dive while unconscious and got the nose above the horizon at 2,940 AGL. That's one heck of a story to tell the grandkids....thank goodness!

Harry Dickson : passed out at around 17k feet, 8G's of force.. dang! the AGCAS thing kicked in at 5k feet, saved him whilst it was dropping 1k feet per 30 seconds or so, recovery caused 9G's of force though to rise to 13-14k feet again.. insane!

GoofyGonzalo OCP : Color please

Atheos : Holy shit that was intense...

enter.the.void.II : That's how he became an infantry man, a grunt

Jester JLay : DO A BARREL ROLL!