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Old 10-10-2007, 03:23 PM   #46
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So, are we saying there would or would not be a sonic boom at the formation of the vapor/cloud we see in the photo?
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:08 PM   #47
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It takes two years to eat a plane, so lots of recipe potential here.... and probably lots of pulled vapors.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:10 PM   #48
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So, are we saying there would or would not be a sonic boom at the formation of the vapor/cloud we see in the photo?
The vapor cloud is not a necessary connection with the sonic boom it seems. That depends on many things, like air temperature, moisture, aeroplane speed and even the shape of the fast traveling "thing".. So, breaking the sonic barrier is not necessary to produce the cloud, if I understand things correctly.. But then again, if the sound barrier is broken, it is very likely that this phenomenon is produced.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:08 PM   #49
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I was looking very closely at the pulled vapors. I decided to clean off some artifacts and suddenly a dolphin...
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:19 PM   #50
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that's not a dolphin!
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:26 PM   #51
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:45 PM   #52
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I was looking very closely at the pulled vapors. I decided to clean off some artifacts and suddenly a dolphin...
OH yea... I'll be giggling about that for a week. If I'm consequently commited, I'll expect letters from the lot of you.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:24 PM   #53
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Blue Angels will be flying around tomorrow, the Miramar Airshow is this weekend, and living at the top of a hill about 5 miles NE of the airfield makes us a convenient landmark for high speed U turns to get back for the next pass. They fly wingtip to wingtip and light off the afterburners as they come out of the turns. We're several hundred feet above the field, so they seem very close.

The windows don't stop rattling or the neighborhood dogs stop howling for three days. It's glorious.

The pictures are real. you can seen the coast guard and the buoy lines the boats stay behind. the flight lane is probably a mile wide like someone suggested. The precision and discipline these guys practice every day puts all of us to shame.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:38 AM   #54
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LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO too funny.
Ok, ya'll have me convinced that it may not be shopped. I just found it seriously hard to believe that they would be that close.
Color me corrected.
One year, I was watching the Thunderbirds at Jones beach LI (Back when they were flying T-38s - that'll tell you how long ago) - one of the stunts was flying INVERTED close to the water - only time I EVER saw one of those guys make a rough move - seems the next wave was a tad taller than he figured - he jinked up about 10 ft or so, because it appeard the wave was going to touch his vertical stabilizer!

Yes - they fly LOW

The LOWEST I've ever seen a picture of was of a SU-27, doing a VERY low pass down a runway - by descriptions, and by the photo, he appears to be about 2 ft off the deck
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:17 AM   #55
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Welcome to the Cellar narcuul !
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:51 AM   #56
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There is an interesting analogy to Cherenkov radiation.
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Discussions of Electromagnetic Wave attenuation, Psychrometrics, Optics and dangerous stunts at the speed of sound! This thread is rocking!
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:32 AM   #57
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More pulling vapor from an airplane that will NEVER even come close to the sound barrier - I'm not going to imbed it, because it's not mine, and it's kinda large

http://op-for.com/A10.jpg
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:48 AM   #58
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More pulling vapor from an airplane that will NEVER even come close to the sound barrier - I'm not going to imbed it, because it's not mine, and it's kinda large

http://op-for.com/A10.jpg
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:14 PM   #59
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And one of the best pictures I've seen of an A-10. Thanks CharlieG.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:21 PM   #60
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Welcome to the Cellar narcuul !
Thank you.

..It's funny. Although I am Finnish and English language is by no means easy to me, I've been doing just fine with what little I know for so many years. This forum though, is something else. So many jokes, subtle (more or less, don't know) references or whatever are pretty mysterious to me. It's a challenge. And an interesting one at that.

(Like those dolphins. I just don't get it.. Yeah. I do feel slightly challenged right now.. )
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