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

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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.

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

Tyler Schafer : engineers solve problems not politicians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hawkins Thomas : 9 Gs on the recovery, wow!

m b : Million dollar plane b&w camera

you238 : Losing 10000 ft in 10 seconds...hooo-leeee shit.

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

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

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

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

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"?

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

LMGunslinger : im pretty sure knockitoff means cease exercises.

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

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

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

Atheos : Holy shit that was intense...

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

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

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

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


Aviation Nut : Everybody 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.


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

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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!

goomba008 : Pretty much like Ace Combat

Pat Maley : One of my CE professors was on the development team for this ACAT project. Showed us this video first day of class while he bragged about his work at NASA. Really cool guy.

Luke Weller : I have no idea what I just saw.