Sonic Booms...

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  1. iGary Guest

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    I've always wanted to hear one as well, you can't really "see" the boom in the videos though ('cept the first one)... I guess it just happens for a split second?

    And it definitely can't be safe to be going that fast, that close to the water :eek:
     
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    They are cool - I was looking at some pictures of this the other day too & I didn't realise that the 'halo' effect thingy lasted so long. Weird that it doesn't appear in the other vids.
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    The first video is crazy! Too bad there's no audio in that one.
     
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    And here I thought this thread was about Guile from Street Fighter 2......:p
     
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    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!! GREAT!!! *combs hair* *thumbs up*


    anywho...


    The first one is wicked since you can see the effect.
     
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    Of course it isn't safe. What would be the fun of it if it were?:p
     
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    I remember hearing a couple when I was a kid around our town. There's an Air Force base here, so we'd get a 'boom' every do often.

    I was at Disney once when the space shuttle was landing. It was night, and I was watching the news coverage. They pinpointed when the boom would be within a minute or so. It was so awesome. Car alarms were going off all over!
     
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    Holy crap, that's insane! All of them! I've never actually seen a sonic boom in real life, but I'd definitely love to now!
     
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    I love watching those, I think at least the first one has been around awhile.

    Love seeing the ocean ripple under the second one, he is flying VERY low for those speeds!!

    Thanks, not around planes much any more, so that was nice.
     
  11. iGary thread starter Guest

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    You mean the Krispy Kreme jet wouldn't do that? :p :D
     
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    There's also a cool video of Concorde's sonic boom out over the Atlantic floating about the internet somewhere. LOUD :eek:
     
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    Indeed, i enjoyed that.


    Bless
     
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    If this was an aviation forum you may have opened a can of worms.

    First, you can't see a sonic boom any more than you can see wind or sound. It is just a compressed sound wave.

    While the first one is often reported as seeing a plane break the sound barrier, there is some debate over that. The first video is *not* a sonic boom. Depending who you ask, that cone is created as the plane breaks the sound barrier, ie, accelerates from just under the speed of sound to just over. In other-words, the creation of the sonic boom, but not a sonic boom itself. However, some claim that it is not necessarily the case, that can happen in any high speed, high humidity conditions. Conditions have to be right and so it is not a guaranteed event.

    But way cool. I would love to hear one, or better yet, make one :D
     
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    That's why I stopped going to aviation forums. Bunch of overpumped testosterone junkies. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hehe, amen to that. They also love talking in jargon/shorthand so unless you are a commercial or military pilot you have no hope of understanding half of what they say.
     
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    Wow. Makes me glad I don't live near any military base.
     
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    Yeah, I was at KBWI rolling out at 0600 heading for FL250 squawking 4558. :rolleyes:
     
  19. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, I'm sorry, did you just Throw Up a Little™? :p
     
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    Yeah, and aparenty I can't even squawk that code anyway. :p :D
     
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    Sad that the Tomcat is no longer with us, except as museum pieces and video footage. She has such a beautiful airframe....
     
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    Hard to believe that the original contract for that plane was in 1969.
     
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    I remember seeing the trials for the F-15 when I was in Panama, way back in 1973-1974. And that's still a front line aircraft.

    The B-52 has never been completely sidelined, even though its also ancient. nothing can deliver that kind of payload anymore. Most of the heavy bombers since the Buff were designed to deliver nuclear payloads in a stealthy manner. For that, you don't need much capacity.
     
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    We had one over our town once, I thought the Earth was exploding.
     
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    That's pretty cool! How fast are those jets going?
     

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