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.

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