747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4240 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3739 times:
I feel that some super sonic stunt planes should being built. Look with the Concorde and F-14 gone, the crowd they bought to airshow is going to drop. If one of these aircraft manufacture was to build a loud gut's rattling, highly maneuverable, large mach 2 stunt jet, that build only for stunts I can not even think, about how many people would love to see it. So what do you think about a super sonic stunt plane?
Also known as the "blue angels" and "thunderbirds" in the USA, they are most fighter jets. Realistically, a stunt plane is just a tool to wow the crowd with pilot skill. Even combat aircraft perform most of their missions subsonically, the supersonic capability is just for dash or intercept, not super-manuvering like hard turning.
Quoting Skookum (Reply 2): Would be horrible to watch; it would cover probably 5nm laterally and 50,000' vertically to perform a simple loop at reasonable G-loading.
Airshow crowds don't know too much about airplanes, passing the speed of sound by itself is fun enough, we have fighter jets that approach but never breach. You ears will bleed if the plane is either too close to the ground or going any faster.
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