Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 358 winchester, Mar 7, 2009.
Nice pictures of breaking the sound barrier, Ron.
Thanks for posting them.
Way cool! When I drive fast on the open freeway, it brings a big smile to my face. I can't imagine the grin I'd have in a fighter jet!!!
No matter what you do, nothing meets the experience of breaking the sound barrier, that is unless you break the speed of light
If you ever manage the latter in a non-quantum state, please do let us know, Nameless.
I don't think they were going fast enough to break the sound barrier... i SUSPECT that what was really taking place is that Ron was onboard and passing gass....
Thats the only thing that could make that loud of a bang??
Speed of smell?
Or as Ron would probably say... "The sweeet smell of speed!"
Y'all just wish you could mustard up that kind of gas
I recall two occasions when the ground moved for me, by low flying jets. One was as a teenager at a air base in northern England. It was a V Bomber flying low and slow, it seemed to almost hang in the air. I was sitting astride my motorcycle with the helmet on the tank, frozen by the scene. The noise was incredible, it felt like the world was shaking.
The second time was late 70s on the height's by the Jordan Valley. Israeli jets running low down the valley turned and swept just above our heads. You could count the rivets.
Images and sound like these really stay with you as if they happened yesterday, but ask me what I had for dinner Friday?
Ain't that the truth.
I remember when we lived in Phoenix, I was driving on I-10 heading south to Tucson when 2 fighters screamed over I-10 at what seemed like 50 feet. Awesome sight.
I know the I -10 to Tucson well, you can see some awesome railroad trains along there. I was driving that very road a year ago in a red mustang with my son.
Ever shoot at the Scottsdale Gun Club?
The jet sounds I most remember were the fast movers in Vietnam when they came in low to make a napalm or HE drop on a real or suspected NVA position. For some reason, the sound, however loud, never bothered me much.
There is one thing that we humans do that is faster than the speed of light, and that would be thinking.
The truth of this statement is very clear to those who have astral traveled or had an outer body experience.
You can go anywhere with just a thought. So don’t think about this too much or you’ll do it again. Ooops, sorry you just did it again.
Way cool dude.....
What type was the fighter at the very first ?
Me neither... it was the sound of that 500lb "egg" falling out the jet's belly
when it hit the ground right in front of your position, that got me .... ....
Come to think of it, mustard gas might be an apt description at that, Ron. It worked pretty well in World War I, you know. The stuff is a little hard on the delivery equipment though.
*walks by the parlor, hears talk of "gas" coming from the menfolk, and GLADLY heads to the kitchen to make more tea and crumpets!!!*
Designed to be a nuke bomber. (2 of em, nukes that is.)
LOVE the sound of jet noise!!!! To this day, if I hear that distinctive sound of military jets, I will RUN to the window to see them!!!
Were those Tornadoes flying over the airfield? They went by so fast, I tried to pause the video to i.d. them, pic was kind of blurry.
Yup, that did happen upon occasion, Al. I think some of those fly boys were a little nearsighted at times . . . or hung over.
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