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originally posted by: Ameilia
a reply to: CulturalResilience
The first time I heard a sonic boom I was at my grandparent's house in the 1980s. I thought a bomb was going off. The whole house shook. They had to explain what a sonic boom was and why it wasn't scary. I'd like to hear another one so I'm a bit jealous of you right now. Keep us informed mate.
originally posted by: crappiekat
So you are in London?
The other posters are in the US?
Are you watching the Tely?
I see nothing on CNN.
originally posted by: RazorV66
The last time I heard sonic booms was in the mid 70s. There was an air show near my house at Selfridge ANGB.
They had like 5 F-100 Super Sabres that made low altitude passes over the base and as they were approaching the base they passed the sound barrier at probably 800-1000 ft altitude.
I was watching with my family from our back yard about 1 mile away, at the time I thought it was the greatest thing ever.
Before that, you would hear them occasionally when they had F-106 Delta Darts stationed there.
As I was growing up, it was nothing to have the 106s take off in flights of 2 in the middle of the night with full afterburner, it happened a lot. It would wake you from a dead sleep.
But I think they passed a law that said they couldn't make the sonic booms in peacetime sometime in the late 70s, if I remember right.
Hopefully everything is ok there in the U.K.