What Does This “G” Mean?

Question by dilchz: What does this “G” mean?
From this article: http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/The-mystery-of-why-spinning-figure-skaters-don-t?urn=oly,224241 There is a statement about fighter pilot’s hitting “5 G’s.” What does that mean? Is it a unit of velocity? Slang for “knots?” I’m just curious.

Best answer:

Answer by CheesyPeas
G force

Answer by Information Police
1G = the force of gravity on Earth.

So 5 Gs mean that the force of the pilot is equivalent to 5 X the force of gravity.

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