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What it's like to pull seven Gs in an Air Force centrifuge

In a shocking video, Air Force trainees pull seven G's in a centrifuge to prepare for loss of consciousness in the field.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

The human body just isn't made for some things. Flying, or diving, or extreme heat or cold...and certainly not a lot of g-force.

But if you're a U.S. Air Force pilot, g-forces are a part of the job.

Here's a shocking video of a few Air Force trainees in a Randolph Air Force Base centrifuge accelerating to a maximum of seven Gs to prepare to combat gravity-induced loss of consciousness in the field:

The real heavy stuff starts to hit around the 1:50 mark. (Warning: some on-screen yakking occurs.)

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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