Video: This Is the Closest You'll Get to Aerial Combat
Apr 26, 2012 14:41
This GoPro footage is the best new alternative to actually flying a war jet, though I can only assume that it will be adrenaline pumping fun. And if you watch the clip in fullscreen, it'll be even more awesome.
You won't be able to feel the g-force that's pulling the pilot, but the F-15 videographers were just in training and its part of ACM (Air Combat Maneuvering) practice between the "Fighting Cocks" and "Vampire Bats" squadrons.
David Cenciotti points out that the video is a great way to check out the JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System)—the advanced helmets the pilots wear: "it enables pilots to cue onboard weapons against enemy plane merely by pointing their heads at the targets."
Wired has published a very nice feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Chris Nolan's Interstellar. Kip Thorne is one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists. He and Nolan worked together to ensure depictions of scientific happenings in the film are as accurate as possible. Read more