Video obtained by Aviation Week of an F-16's heads-up display during a near-crash in training—one prevented by an automatic collision avoidance system.
A declassified Air Force video from May of this year shows the moments after an Arizona Air National Guard pilot on a training flight passed out during a high-speed turn.
He was rendered unconscious by forces that exceeded eight times the Earth's gravity.
His F-16 fighter dove at a 55 degree angle toward the ground at 587 knots about 675 miles per hour with full afterburner engaged.
But the video has a happy ending.
While an instructor in another plane shouted for him to recover, the aircraft's Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System Auto-GCAS kicked in.