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for the autopilot fans - scary f16 save

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fascinating video.. it demonstrates the 'auto-GCAS' in recent model f-16s .. pilot loses consciousness at around 8g (about 19sec in after the turn) and it recovers out of the dive automatically. 

 

 

 

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-andy crosby

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Possibly more scary if the autopilot didn't save the plane and pilot. Seems like a great bit of kit to have! :cool: Thanks.

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Think the MiG-25 had similar; a manual "panic button" if pilot lost orientation.

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Think the MiG-25 had similar; a manual "panic button" if pilot lost orientation.

This is not a panic button. Auto-gcas automatically takes over the aircraft from manual flight without any pilot input. Which is the whole point for averting a crash if the pilot is unconscious from gloc.

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