Flying in formation: What it takes
Flying in formation: What it takes
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Flying in formation: What it takes

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Here we go. Don't stop breathing. Here we are. Yeehaw! So we just flew with the Breitling Jet Team, and it was Paco who was flying me around. I was in the back there. And when we're really close, about ten feet from each other, right? Ten feet? Yeah, we were about ten feet from each other, that's right. We're enduring between 4-5 Gs, which is 4 to 5 times the gravity of forces. Now we're really close together. There's a lot of news about self-driving cars. They have lidar and radar, cameras for anti-collision. Do we have any anti collision stuff in these planes? Yea we've got a very big one. What is it? The brain. It's just you in there. Yea. And so everyone else is just looking at the instruments. Yeah. It's your skills. your eyes, your detectional all four of you it just bring to your experience We can manage to fly so close. There's also a lot of talk about virtual reality these days. You think anyone can actually replicate what we just went through in there? Cuz it seems like with all the G-forces that we're feeling, seems like it's not easily created again. Yeah, we did once with 360 cameras. That we get on the plane, and after you just get the virtual Google, the map, and you can turn the air on the right, on the left, and you can see all the different planes, but you cannot feel really the sensation of Gs, even during a loop, unless maybe. You wear a flight suit, that's the flight suit that we wear during the flight. And in fact, it prevents the blood from going down when you take Gs. For example at 5 Gs, your weight is five times your normal weight. So it inflates and it prevents the blood from going down. So, you could have a sensation of taking Gs if you're within a virtual world. So, if you're wearing the suit you can feel the pressure in those locations Yeah. As long as that suit's on you. But I know that when we're in there, there's that immediate feeling on your face. Wait, I feel pressure on the face. [LAUGH] Yeah. You can't recreate that with the suit right away. No, we cannot. You get it. [INAUDIBLE] [FOREIGN] The speed was 350 miles per hour. 350 miles an hour. And I know these things go up to about 450. Yeah. We were taking it easy. Yeah. Ok. [MUSIC]

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