Many kids dream of growing up to be an astronaut or fly a jet. Unfortunately, often times those dreams are abandoned when faced with the realization of the hard work and sacrifice that goes into preparing for these jobs. Maybe the hardest preparation of all is the infamous centrifuge training that is required of aspiring fighter pilots.
Here, a pilot in training is experiencing the force of 9 G’s. The physical toll this takes is obvious from the man’s grunts and facial expressions. When the force is at its peak you can even see his face begin to distort. The training is vitally important so that pilots don’t pass out when they experience these effects while flying. Unlike in the movies, flying planes isn’t all fun and games.