006 – Pulling Gs

Commander Susan “Cyclone” Jay
Commander Susan “Cyclone” Jay

On this episode, US Navy aerospace operational physiologist Commander Susan “Cyclone” Jay explains how flying high-performance jet aircraft takes a toll on the human body.

We discuss pulling GsGravitational Force. The pull of earth’s gravity that people and objects experience as “one G” in an unaccelerated state or “zero G” when falling., air sickness, decompression sickness, trapped gas, and spatial disorientation.

Check out the FPP006 – Pulling Gs playlist on our YouTube channel for footage of pilots struggling to control G forces in a centrifuge.