006 – Pulling Gs

006 – Pulling Gs

Featured Guest
U.S. Navy Commander Susan “Cyclone” Jay

The human body is not naturally adapted for flying in general. Now add the high altitudes and extreme accelerations that high-performance military jet aircraft are capable of achieving, and suddenly you have a real concern.

On this episode, U.S. Navy aerospace operational physiologist Commander Susan “Cyclone” Jay explains how pulling Gs, air sickness, decompression sickness, trapped gas, and spatial disorientation all take a toll on the human body. The good news is, with awareness and proper training, most of these concerns can be managed.

Episode photography by Vincent Aiello. Bumper music by Incompetech.