Monday, December 20, 2010

Sonic BOOM!

Or alternatively, how to cause thousand of dollars worth of damage to a building without touching it (BYO supersonic aircraft).

A lot of low-level 'supersonic' passes on youtube aren't, mostly due to supersonic flight being restricted to areas where cameras/people/breakable stuff generally aren't around, due to the potential damage a sonic boom can inflict. This one is the real deal, and shows what a couple of supersonic F-111 fly-bys at close quarters did to buildings at an Australian weapons range.
Caution: clip contains swearing, so may not be safe for work

Maverick and Goose might have gotten away with it, but the story has it that there were career affecting consequences for those involved in this episode apparently...

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