See The Crazy Thing Happens To Your Face When You Experience Nearly 10Gs Of Force On A Plane

Experiencing nearly 10Gs of force while flying in a plane causes the flesh on one's face to be pushed back around their skeletal structure, making it look as though it's melting off.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Updated

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After the incredible success of Top Gun: Maverick in the movie theaters last year, everyone wants the chance to fly at top speeds. For one woman, Emma Bryan, that dream became a reality. Watch the pilot face 10Gs of force in a plane and grin through the entire experience in the video below.

Flying with her instructor in a two-seater acrobatic plane, Bryan listens to the active pilot as he advises her how to prepare for the force she is about to feel. Her instructor tells her to tighten up her neck and leg muscles, and she does so without an ounce of fear on her face. In fact, she’s smiling as she prepares to feel a force unlike anything most people will ever experience in their lifetime. 

“Three, two, one, go!” On “go,” the plane hits 10Gs, and you can immediately see the effect it has on Bryan’s face. All the flesh on her skull melts back against the seat’s headrest behind her. As her nose flattens against her face, the inside parts of her head look as though they’re about to pop out, her eyes bulge, and her tongue pokes between her lips.

Bryan went from being a beautiful young woman to sort of looking like Jabba the Hutt as the pressure of the force reshaped her face. Still, despite how incredibly painful it looks while watching the video, Bryan is smiling through the experience. 

In the video, the plane flips in a complete 360-degree circle. Then, for a second, the pressure is released, and Bryan’s face goes back to normal before they hit the recovery gate, and for one last second, she has 10Gs of force pushed on her again. 

When the plane leaves the recovery gate, and Bryan’s face goes back to normal for good, not only is the young pilot smiling, but she is giggling from excitement. “Holy sh*t, that’s cool,” she says, overwhelmed by the adventurous experience. Her instructor (who has been off camera the entire time—we wonder what his face looked like during the experience) says that they hit 9.5Gs of force, which is as much as a human can actually handle.

Bryan expresses how crazy the aerial stunt they just pulled was, but by the expression on her face, you can tell that she is ready to hop back on the plane and do it again at the very next opportunity.

Not everyone can fly at 10Gs of force. In fact, it takes dedicated training and endurance to even get close. Many pilots have passed out or thrown up when flying at a force anywhere close to what Bryan did, and most don’t come out on the other side with wide grins splattered across their faces.

Needless to say, Bryan is clearly living her best life and doing what she is meant to be doing. Only someone who is as passionate about flying as she is could hop in a plane and purposely melt their face with 10Gs of force and come out the other side ready to do it all over again.