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Supersonic Flight and Shock Waves

19 Mar 2012

This video by Glenn Pew from AvWeb was too cool not to post:

Sound travels at about 760 miles per hour, or 340 meters per second and about 661 knots on an average day at sea level. And sometimes, you can almost see it. Going close to that speed through air can cause some unusual visual effects. This compiled footage includes F-14s, standard and Blue Angels F-18s, plus the SR-71 and an Atlas Rocket.

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