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Sonic booms

Postby JR8 » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 1:33 pm

Out of interest does anyone know what aircraft are flying around causing sonic booms?

I just heard two, about 5 seconds apart...

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Postby bgd » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 2:56 pm

Thunder? :)

How close before the boom breaks windows? Seem to remember Concorde getting into trouble with that years back.

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Re: Sonic booms

Postby taxico » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 5:44 pm

JR8 wrote:Out of interest does anyone know what aircraft are flying around causing sonic booms?

I just heard two, about 5 seconds apart...


probably an F16 or F15... NDP-related?
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 5:44 pm

Hmmm, I'm no expert but, sonic booms have a pretty distinct sound, very brief and erm... sort of 'encapsulated', with a sense of being far far away. No sort of rumbling, and associated aftermath.

Yes as I recall Concorde did have such early issues. After which the crew didn't accelerate through the sound barrier until they were comfortably offshore. Problem solved.



--- I'd link a Youtube clip of a sonic boom and how it sounds, but it STILL seems to be down still, as it was this morning!!?

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Postby bgd » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:29 pm

I have never knowingly heard one but would interested. I'm guessing they have to be somewhat offshore and a little careful given the number of islands around here. Don't really want to upset the neighbours.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 1:06 pm

bgd wrote:I have never knowingly heard one but would interested. I'm guessing they have to be somewhat offshore and a little careful given the number of islands around here. Don't really want to upset the neighbours.


It's like a veeery big gunshot. Sort of very big, but also short/discreet, if that makes sense.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o0zmafxTmE
'Sonic Booms'

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnNBsLNsiSQ
'Sonic BOOM - Ìberschallknall'


Oh the military jets here are to and fro each day (esp during rush hour) to instil fear in both the locals and the neighbours.

... 1pm ('sheer coincidence') here they come again... :roll:
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Postby taxico » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 1:08 pm

bgd wrote:I have never knowingly heard one but would interested. I'm guessing they have to be somewhat offshore and a little careful given the number of islands around here. Don't really want to upset the neighbours.


incursions happen quite regularly into singapore airspace and seas.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Aug 2014 1:15 pm

taxico wrote:
bgd wrote:I have never knowingly heard one but would interested. I'm guessing they have to be somewhat offshore and a little careful given the number of islands around here. Don't really want to upset the neighbours.


incursions happen quite regularly into singapore airspace and seas.


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