G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge

G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge
G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge
Thanks to the Starrship team for arranging this! I'm also over on their channel, flying with the Blades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWY3-1gOrxk • At the Royal Air Force training centrifuge in Farnbrough, pilots learn how to avoid G-LOC: g-induced loss of consciousness. Let's talk about g-force, about jerk, and about how to keep circulation flowing to your brain. FAQs: * Isn't 3.6g a really low g-tolerance? * Yep. Turns out I would not qualify to be a fighter pilot. The average range for g-tolerance is 4-6; no-one was expecting me to pass out. The centrifuge team do not deliberately try to G-LOC people! To be fair, though, I'd done a few earlier runs with only minor effects. * What g was the RAF person at the start pulling? * That's Marcus, from the Starrship team, and he was successfully pulling 6.5g with the help of g-trousers: they plug into a compressed air source in the plane (and in the centrifuge) and act as a lower-body tourniquet to keep the blood up top. They are very effective. * Why did you shake and shudder when regaining consciousness? * Those are called "myoclonic convulsions", which is a fancy medical term for "muscle jerks", and they're a common side effect of recovering from G-LOC. * What did it feel like? * I'll answer this in more detail in a video over on the Matt and Tom channel soon, but in short: I don't remember it. I was doing the breathing maneuver, then everything was wobbly, then we were stopped! * Is this a sponsored video? * No: the RAF and Starrship had no editorial control over this, and no money changed hands. Obviously, though, they gave me a spin in the centrifuge, and I'm collaborating with them over on their channel too! THANKS TO: The RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, the Starrship team, and the folks at Qinetiq. STARRSHIP: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starrshiphope/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starrshiphope/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/starrshiphope I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo



  • If you have questions (what did it feel like? why did you convulse? isn't 3.6g a really low tolerance?) pull down the description, I've answered a few there! And if you see someone ask a question that's in the description, please point them there.
  • Who else found it hard to breathe watching this.
  • Came here for relaxing from calculus, got hit with derivatives of acceleration being jerk, crackle, and pop. Great!
  • I'd like to G lock that Squadron leader.
  • I get greyouts just from getting up out of bed to fast. They last a few seconds, my vision turns blurry grey, but I can still hear and feel everything fine during the greyout.
  • I vomited on a merry go round and i always wanted to fly a fighter jet
  • Hi
  • Get you're pratice for free by jumping in an empty washing machine on spinout.
  • This video answered alot of my questions, and also made me think of a few new ones. Great vid!
  • I almost threw up just watching this soo.. no thank you.
  • Rekt
  • it looks like his having orgasm than flying aircraft.
  • United States of America has a much better Air Force than Britian
  • 2:50 *wtf is that sound* 😂
  • blimey potter... mums gunna kill me
  • Watching him lose consciousness makes me uneasy cause of my debilitating anxiety and what not
  • Blimy!
  • Why Anyone would Willingly put themselves Through this..is completely beyond me!!
  • What's a G Suit??
  • That tingling sensation when you regain consciousness is quite a nasty thing 3:34
  • He passed out this time because he talked to much
  • I can withstand 100G for 0.01s
  • i threw up watching at 2g
  • B L I M E Y
  • BBBBWEAAHGHH BWEAAHH wppaahh *The opposing tom scott has fainted!* TRAINER won 1879717985743982798675987397629840₱ for winning!
  • Lunaparkta gondola binsen kalp krizi geçircen
  • 1:50 Before the exam 3:25 after the exam Xd
  • my iphones limit is 4G ill leave -__-
  • How did his heard slump forward?
  • Lights out at 3.6g? This guy would probably pass out on a roller coaster.
  • I hate the feeling when you know you’re doing down...I hate the lightheaded ness.
  • 😂😂
  • 3:31 when you nut after holding it for too long
  • 3:29 when I nut
  • *BLIMEY*
  • I had once 7.1 g
  • i think im gonna puke
  • How about G spot ? 😯😯
  • Just finished reading "Sonic Wind", the biography of Dr. John Paul Stapp. An amazing fellow, with brass balls, to say the least. He rode a rocket sled with 45,000 pounds of thrust from 9 rockets, accelerating from a standstill to 639 mph in just 5 seconds and then stopping in 1.4 seconds. On a 3500 foot track. He pulled 45 G's and survived.
  • G2 : still commentates thing like a pro. G3.0 : *this is Disneyland* G3.5 : struggling to breath G3.6 : *ded*😂 *Decrease the G* : brain*ded*😂😂
  • From the Video tittle i think there will be some jerk passing out in centrifuge :D
  • My Phone got 4g xD
  • Tom Scott busts a nut
  • I can't see how being a jerk is relevant to passing out due to g force.
  • oh yea i love g-force
  • Im struggling with just 1g
  • nice vid
  • Experiencing G's is fun for a thrill seeker. I was lucky enough to fly passenger in some small-plane stunt manouvers and now know what it feels like from -2 to +2.5. The negative G's were a *lot* worse than the positve G's. Which would be why you always see fighters roll and pull back, rather than simply pitching forward.
  • Why does this guy kind of look like daddyo5
  • 3:31 the face you make when the orgasm is too strong i lost everything !

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