A couple of tourist violated the air space while Obama was visiting the state and two F15s had to scramble here to get them out of the air space. Causing a sonic boom that was heard pretty much from Seattle to the state lines. Crazy huh? Did anyone else hear about this?Answer Question
Answer by sherribeare at 1:51 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by parrishsky at 2:02 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Heard about the planes, didn't hear the boom
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:04 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by Memigen at 2:04 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:05 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 3:57 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 4:23 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
NPR had something on during a newscast yesterday afternoon. The pilot of the small private plane was questioned and released.
I have little or no confidence in this report. A sonic boom is the result of an aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound and "breaking" the sound barrier. This is what mach 1 (II, III) is. Depending on weather conditions that means the plane was flying anywhere from 660 & 760 mph. I don't think a "small private plane" can do that. Military jets are the ones who do that (and the Concord!).
Answer by jesse123456 at 4:27 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by Youngwifey2 at 4:34 PM on Aug. 18, 2010