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Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

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This newly declassified video footage from the head-up-display of a U.S. Air Force Arizona Air National Guard F-16 records the dramatic moment when its unconscious pilot is saved from certain death by the aircraft’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS). (aviationweek.com) More...

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flypilot12
flypilot12 2
Well I had never seen this before. So thanks for posting it. The article said that he went super sonic but the airspeed indicator only flirted with 700kias for about a second before the recovery. Still a cool video of technology in action.

frank1711
frank1711 2
This incident wad the fourth confirmed save by Auto-GCAS. I believe there have been two more since this incident. NASA Armstrong & the USAF are particularly proud to have developed this technology. https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/Features/Auto-GCAS_Installed_in_USAF_F-16s.html
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 0
You can do better than this John, it’s 5 years old!
johncotton
John Cotton 2
Yikes! Sorry! It just came across an aviation news feed to which I subscribe. Shoulda checked the date. I thought the video had just been declassified, but that was over a year ago too!
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 2
No worries, still a great video.

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