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JesseJames
Oct 23, 2004, 11:02 AM
Pretty cool.
link (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=696104&TopOfYest=yes)

These are some dedicated photographers to wait around to get a shot like that.

Counterfit
Oct 23, 2004, 11:17 AM
Nikon used a shot of another F/A-18 breaking the sound barrier for an ad once. It was pretty cool :cool:

javabear90
Oct 23, 2004, 12:26 PM
I took one of a thunderbird almost breaking the sound barrier..... It's not as cool but..... still cool here (http://homepage.mac.com/tagerton/Airshow%20website-Pages/Image49.html)
While your there check out the other pictures from the airshow here (http://homepage.mac.com/tagerton/Airshow%20website.html)
enjoy
-Ted

KR1S
Oct 23, 2004, 02:00 PM
That's awesome, check this video out... http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/doppler/mach1.mpg

STITCHES
Oct 23, 2004, 02:31 PM
That's awesome, check this video out... http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/doppler/mach1.mpg
I was wondering where I could find this video again, Thanks. :)

homerjward
Oct 23, 2004, 02:37 PM
what causes that cloud-like effect?

russed
Oct 23, 2004, 02:43 PM
that is a cool photo. infact it might have to be my desktop picture for the next few days!

KR1S
Oct 23, 2004, 03:42 PM
what causes that cloud-like effect?

The right mix of water vapor, desity and temperature, I think.

cr2sh
Oct 23, 2004, 04:34 PM
The right mix of water vapor, desity and temperature, I think.

Check out this link. (http://www.galleryoffluidmechanics.com/conden/pg_sing.htm)

Counterfit
Oct 30, 2004, 02:32 AM
I took one of a thunderbird almost breaking the sound barrier..... It's not as cool but..... still cool here (http://homepage.mac.com/tagerton/Airshow%20website-Pages/Image49.html) I'm not sure that it's about the go past Mach 1. That condensation looks fairly similar to that which follows the edges of the rear wings on F1 cars when they're at speed (220MPH or so tops, but you can see it at 150MPH). Of course, I doubt that either the T-Birds or the Blue Angels ever go supersonic while performing maneuvers, due to safety concerns.

StealthRider
Dec 5, 2004, 07:51 PM
Probably taken by a Photographer's Mate Seaman Apprentice with nothing else to do...they eat shots like that for breakfast.

http://www.news.navy.mil/view_gallery.asp?category_id=3

aus_dave
Dec 5, 2004, 09:46 PM
Nice pic. There's a nearly identical photo (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=19053) on the Navy Newstand web site, taken at an airshow.

Some Navy guys go to work and take photos of awesome jets taking off from aircraft carriers? Nice work if you can get it :D.

Mechcozmo
Dec 5, 2004, 10:36 PM
Of course, I doubt that either the T-Birds or the Blue Angels ever go supersonic while performing maneuvers, due to safety concerns.

They don't. It would make everyone's ears bleed that was watching and break glass around 5 miles away. Not a good thing... (can you say, "Lawsuits?" :eek: )

Counterfit
Dec 6, 2004, 12:20 AM
(can you say, "Lawsuits?" :eek: ) lwa-suites

no wait...

Law soots


hmmm


wall boots

DARN IT! :(

virividox
Dec 6, 2004, 05:16 AM
that is a brilliant shot

wrldwzrd89
Dec 6, 2004, 05:40 AM
lwa-suites

no wait...

Law soots


hmmm


wall boots

DARN IT! :(
I like the picture very much. Capturing a shot like that takes not only a dedicated photographer, but also knowledge of the conditions. Your post made me laugh, Counterfit.

jknight8907
Dec 6, 2004, 03:22 PM
I took one of a thunderbird almost breaking the sound barrier..... It's not as cool but..... still cool here (http://homepage.mac.com/tagerton/Airshow%20website-Pages/Image49.html)
While your there check out the other pictures from the airshow here (http://homepage.mac.com/tagerton/Airshow%20website.html)
enjoy
-Ted

Nope. Those streams of condensation are caused by an area of low pressure at the wing root, and usually occur during high-humidy times while the aircraft is pulling a lot of Gs.

Apple Hobo
Dec 6, 2004, 04:21 PM
Neat corkscrews formed by propellers. (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=376950&WxsIERv=TG9ja2hlZWQgTWFydGluIEMtMTMwSi0zMCBIZXJjdWxlcyAoTC0zODIp&WdsYXMg=VUsgLSBBaXIgRm9yY2U%3D&QtODMg=WmVsdHdlZyAoTE9YWik%3D&ERDLTkt=QXVzdHJpYQ%3D%3D&ktODMp=SnVuZSAyNywgMjAwMw%3D%3D&BP=1&WNEb25u=U3ZlbiBEZSBCZXZlcmU%3D&xsIERvdWdsY=Wkg4NzY%3D&MgTUQtODMgKE=J1NwaW5uaW5nJyBhd2F5IGZyb20gdGhlIHJ1bndheS4uLiBsb29rIGF0IHRob3NlIHZvcnRpY2VzIQ%3D%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=NDg1NjQ%3D&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMy0wNy0wMg%3D%3D&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=&static=yes&sok=V0hFUkUgIChGSU5EX0lOX1NFVCgnY29vbCcsIHNwZWNpYWwpPjApICBPUkRFUiBCWSBwaG90b19pZCBERVND&photo_nr=14)

Dramatic display of vapor from an MD-11. (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=464227&WxsIERv=TWNEb25uZWxsIERvdWdsYXMgTUQtMTE%3D&WdsYXMg=U3dpc3MgSW50ZXJuYXRpb25hbCBBaXIgTGluZXM%3D&QtODMg=WnVyaWNoICgtIEtsb3RlbikgKFpSSCAvIExTWkgp&ERDLTkt=U3dpdHplcmxhbmQ%3D&ktODMp=Tm92ZW1iZXIgMTksIDIwMDM%3D&BP=0&WNEb25u=T1NUIEF2aWF0aW9uIFBob3RvZ3JhcGh5&xsIERvdWdsY=SEItSVdJ&MgTUQtODMgKE=V2hhdCBhbiBpbnRlcmVzdGluZyB0YWtlIG9mZg%3D%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=OTI1MDM%3D&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMy0xMS0yNg%3D%3D&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=NDg0NTQvNDc3&static=yes&sok=V0hFUkUgIChGSU5EX0lOX1NFVCgnY29vbCcsIHNwZWNpYWwpPjApICBPUkRFUiBCWSBwaG90b19pZCBERVND&photo_nr=12)

Sometimes you can see huge clouds of condensation at the intakes of jet engines when they are at full power.

BTW, if you want more of the most amazing aviation photos ever, check the "editor's choice" search on the photo search page of airliners.net.

akira117
Dec 8, 2004, 08:32 PM
I wonder how they took the pic

brap
Dec 8, 2004, 08:39 PM
BTW, if you want more of the most amazing aviation photos ever, check the "editor's choice" search on the photo search page of airliners.net.
I'm holding you personally responsible for the hours I'll waste here.

Thanks a lot! :rolleyes: :p

jknight8907
Dec 8, 2004, 09:46 PM
Yeah, it's the greatest picture site ever. They are my main source of desktop images. I have the WebShots program which cycles the desktop image every 15 minutes on my PC, but WebShots only lets you download 5 of their images a day, so I just go and get as many as I want a day from A.net