USAF Fighter Pilot Explains What They Eat and Drink While Flying

This experienced fighter pilot takes the viewer to the inside of a flying jet.
Derya Ozdemir

If you've ever wanted to listen to a United States Air Force F-35 fighter pilot explain stuff that you wouldn't see in books, you'll love this video. YouTube user Hasard Lee, who is an F-35 fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force, explains what pilots eat and drink while they are flying a jet like the F-16.

As you'd imagine, there is not much space inside a jet since everything is built to make the aircraft as fast as possible. He says that the reason for this is, "every ounce of extra weight is seen as something that the enemy can use against you."

Explaining that the experience of being in the aircraft can be actually pretty claustrophobic, he goes on to describe the training process and the moment of flight.

He also talks about his personal experiences in combat missions and mentions a time where he tried taking a protein shake and ended up with the beverage exploding in his helmet bag, which doesn't sound fun at all. If you're interested in learning more, you can watch the video above.

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