Flying to 8.5G
August 2, 2012 | Duration: 0 min, 45 sec
NDTV's Vishnu Som talks about his experience of a sortie in a French Rafale superfighter: "As we neared 8G, at the apex of a sharp vertical climb, I began sensing the onset of a grey-out, with peripheral vision slowly disappearing. As the G forces increased, and my vision became a touch blurry, I realised I couldn't be too far from a black-out (caused by blood racing from the head to ones feet). But high G maneuvers like this last just a few seconds and soon we were back to straight and level flight."