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I see you like my piloting skills.

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Touching the edge of the sound barrier would be more accurate. If that plane had exceeded the speed of sound at that kind of close range to the observer the loudness of the sonic boom would have been unimaginable. The shock wave would have probably thrown a person some distance.. Vapor effects don't necessarily mean the sound barrier has been broken, they only signify a pressure front. Awesome video, though!
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thats me shooting video !!!! slow video down so u can see it touching edge of sound barrier.....im a aviation freak....just as i am to lasers...

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Touching the edge of the sound barrier would be more accurate. If that plane had exceeded the speed of sound at that kind of close range to the observer the loudness of the sonic boom would have been unimaginable. The shock wave would have probably thrown a person some distance.. Vapor effects don't necessarily mean the sound barrier has been broken, they only signify a pressure front. Awesome video, though!
my bad i should have said f-18 touching the edge of sound barrier....i cant get enough of jets/turbines/lasers lol!!! prob. going to see shuttle launch fri... only 3 left i believe!!!
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I've never seen a launch.. it's something I've always wanted to do! I wish I lived closer to Fl.
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3 launches until the Shuttle is retired. Then our American astronauts will be hitching rides with the Russians for awhile.
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THATS RIGHT!!! i lived in coca beach for 8 yrs. my aunt worked in mission control...i grew up around cape canaveral so its a big deal for me to see these last launches....i was just a few miles away when challenger blew up in 86/87 .... i love seeing the shuttle blast off its like nothing you have seen awesome!!!

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they are still going to continue space program they are just changing way shuttle/orbital is getting there....like electrofreak said they will be carrying shuttle under a 747 then dropped at 30,000 ft plus shuttle will then ignite rockets to propel it into space...much cheaper vs launches from cape canaveral..
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Touching the edge of the sound barrier would be more accurate. If that plane had exceeded the speed of sound at that kind of close range to the observer the loudness of the sonic boom would have been unimaginable. The shock wave would have probably thrown a person some distance.. Vapor effects don't necessarily mean the sound barrier has been broken, they only signify a pressure front. Awesome video, though!
I've been about that far from a sonic boom, and it wasn't nearly THAT bad. You felt it, and it was certainly very loud, but it didn't throw anyone any significant distance.

I have video and pictures somewhere, I'll see if I can dig them up. My brother was stationed on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, and when they were returning from a deployment, I got to ride on the boat with him for 3 days at sea, including an airshow from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. We were standing about 20 yards from them trapping the planes, then we had to go below deck while they re-armed them, and we came back up on deck and were about 20 yards from the planes taking off. Those things at full throttle are LOUD. Then we got to go over the the very edge of the flight deck and watch them do a flight demonstration next to the ship, including the supersonic fly-by, live ordinance dropped at targets in the water, and several other cool things. One of the coolest things I've ever done.
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Given the advanced shockwave-reducing fuselage designs that are being produced today, I would guess that it might be manageable.. I know that they had reduced them by about half beginning with 3rd generation fighters. I wasn't taking that into account in my previous post. I can remember seeing footage my dad filmed of glass being shattered on the ground by aircraft that were going supersonic at 10,000 feet or so, but I've never been anywhere near a sonic boom myself.
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I have video and pictures somewhere, I'll see if I can dig them up. My brother was stationed on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, and when they were returning from a deployment, I got to ride on the boat with him for 3 days at sea, including an airshow from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. We were standing about 20 yards from them trapping the planes, then we had to go below deck while they re-armed them, and we came back up on deck and were about 20 yards from the planes taking off. Those things at full throttle are LOUD. Then we got to go over the the very edge of the flight deck and watch them do a flight demonstration next to the ship, including the supersonic fly-by, live ordinance dropped at targets in the water, and several other cool things. One of the coolest things I've ever done.
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