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Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 12 Jan 2021, 18:49
by Nigel H-J
Scroll down for video.

TBH, I prefer them to be louder!! :lol:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-55636583

Regards
Nigel.

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 04:15
by Airspeed
I heard it, just about!
Must be getting old.

Now, the BIG question......what was the policeman doing, for his body camera to record an aeroplane overhead?
Doing the limbo, or what?

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 07:44
by Angus Prune
Ah yes, that was the boys from RAF Luton responding to another emergency ;)

https://twitter.com/RAF_Luton/status/13 ... 5175660548

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 10:52
by Airspeed
Angus Prune wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 07:44 Ah yes, that was the boys from RAF Luton responding to another emergency ;)

https://twitter.com/RAF_Luton/status/13 ... 5175660548
Someone please tell me that the Fast Air Response Team is a local joke. 8)

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 11:31
by Angus Prune
We were lucky that it was just the Fast Air Response Team rather than the Super Hi-speed Air Response Team which often requires a clean up operation provided by the Special Helicopter Incident Team.

:hide:

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 12:01
by Airspeed
Jim :hello:
Thanks for that "explanation" :dunno: :lol:

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 16:17
by Kevin Farnell
I heard it, I really thought there had been an explosion it was so loud! I was expecting to hear sirens shortly afterwards.
Funny, I'd always imagined a sonic boom to sound like a sharp crack, not a bomb going off.

Kevin

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 13:51
by Nigel H-J
For some reason I always thought that an aircraft breaking the sound barrier was followed by 2 bangs and not just the one!! *-)

Nigel.

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 15:38
by Tako_Kichi
I remember taking a two week camping holiday in Cornwall in the mid 80's and wondering why I heard a farmer firing both barrels of a shotgun most weekdays at a little after 10 in the morning. Intrigued after a few days of this I spoke to the campsite manager one morning just after the bangs went off and asked why the farmer did that and the manager just chuckled and said "That ain't no farmer!" in a thick Cornish brogue. He went on to explain that the sounds came from the Concorde as it broke the sound barrier after entering the Atlantic airspace and it was free of the restrictions of UK airspace in terms of speed and noise. It did indeed sound like the double barrels of shotgun though and not much louder to be honest but I'm not sure how many miles out they were before going supersonic as they weren't visible from land at the time.

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 16:25
by Motormouse
Tako_Kichi wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 15:38 I remember taking a two week camping holiday in Cornwall in the mid 80's and wondering why I heard a farmer firing both barrels of a shotgun most weekdays at a little after 10 in the morning. Intrigued after a few days of this I spoke to the campsite manager one morning just after the bangs went off and asked why the farmer did that and the manager just chuckled and said "That ain't no farmer!" in a thick Cornish brogue. He went on to explain that the sounds came from the Concorde as it broke the sound barrier after entering the Atlantic airspace and it was free of the restrictions of UK airspace in terms of speed and noise. It did indeed sound like the double barrels of shotgun though and not much louder to be honest but I'm not sure how many miles out they were before going supersonic as they weren't visible from land at the time.
We used to hear that regularly here in South Wales

Ttfn

Pete