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Originally posted by cyberdude78
Hmm...... definatly a possible Aurora sighting. Did you hear any sonic boom? And do you have any idea what the other two jets looked like?
Originally posted by SirDomino
NO, all I heard was the sound of a 'blowtorch' sorta and it was going VERY fast and was able to do a 180 degree turn in a VERY little area. There were no lights on the plane but I could make out a huge black triangle shape barely and there was a large blue flame coming out the back of the aircraft. THe two planes chasing it looked to be F-15s or F-16s and had flashing lights on them/etc. When the plane did that 180 degree turn so suddenly the planes chasing it had to turna s well and their turn was much wider and it almost seemed like the 'aurora' slowed down for a sec to let them catch up.
I didn' thear any sonic booms at all though. VERY weird.
Originally posted by senseless04
If there were 2 planes chasing it then it probably wasnt going super sonic or even mach 1 for that matter. At Mach 6 (supposed aurora speed) you could travel from california to washington dc in less than an hour.
Did the lifting bodies lead or give ideas to the Aurora programme?
Originally posted by Manincloak
It makes sense for this to be an f/a22.
It has a fairly triangular shape, due to it's stealth design, it is meant to outperform other fighters like f15, f16 even the super hornets which would explain the turn.
And due to the internal bays for all weapons, also due to it's stealth it is significantly larger than pretty much all previous fighters.
Apart from that, it makes no sense for an Aurora to be operating at such low altitude.
Due to the described turn, I would think the plane in question didn't have any mechanical problems.