Content creator passes out after traveling at 300mph in a fighter jet

  • Check out this footage of the content creator struggling through massive G Forces
  • He then loses consciousness due to G-LOC
  • However, he recovers more quickly than you might expect

Published on May 17, 2024 at 7:12 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on May 18, 2024 at 2:06 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Check out the heart-stopping moment a content creator sitting in a fighter jet co-pilot seat passes out in the air due to the huge amounts of G-force experienced during a high-speed maneuver.

Content creator, aviation enthusiast, and jet-charter salesman, Alex Kowtun, momentarily lost consciousness.

It’s all down to a phenomenon known as G-LOC.

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Per Air & Space Forces Magazine, ‘G’ is a multiple of the gravitational pull of Earth which can affect blood flow to the brain in air combat, leading to a loss of consciousness.

The hobbyist pilot, based in West Palm Beach, Florida, US, was flying an Aero L-39 Albatros fighter jet trainer when the incident occurred in December 2019.

You can check out an RC version of that plane here.

Kowtun was taking part in an aerobatic piloting session by Scott Farnsworth, airline captain and owner of Farnsworth Aerosports.

The session that the TikTok video came from involved high-speed maneuvers at 483 km/h (300 mph) in the fighter jet.

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After slumping and quickly regaining his faculties, the amateur pilot can be heard shouting: “Oh s**t”.

In response, Farnsworth asks: “Are you back?”.

Kowtun responds that he is fine.

It seems this isn’t the first time that Farnsworth has experienced his co-pilot suffering the effects of G-LOC.

“I had trained many times with Farnsworth, but for that flight, I wanted to push the jet to its limits and experience how that felt full force,” Kowtun said after the incident.

“It was the hardest G-pull of the day and I have zero memory of it, I completely passed out halfway through the turn, game over.”

Kowtun described the incident as ‘humbling’ and ‘a lifelong lesson’.

He also ‘thanked god’ that the other pilot was ‘better prepared’.

“‘If I had been flying the jet alone and passed out in a similar fashion, it would have been all over for me,” Kowtun admitted.

“This experience was the most memorable flight of my life, it reminded me that we are not invincible, it was an amazing ego check.”

And, speaking of G-force, this England to Australia could take just two hours on a new $430k flight.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.