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User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10480 times:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/PhotoGallery/popup?id=871572

is that exact pic on a.net or is that a different one. it looks very similar to me to one i have seen on a.net. just asking b/c i know the date of the a.net pic is a lot older than last week. (when i say exact i mean either "exact" or exact meaning the same plane taken at the same time from 2 diff. cameras)

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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10434 times:

The photo says it's via the AP, so it's a different shot than the one found here.


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User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10417 times:

Quoting Boeing757/767 (Reply 1):
The photo says it's via the AP

but is it the same shot...the pic here has been here for a while. the date on that AP photo says it was last week correct??


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10388 times:

Interesting to see the man in the back has somebody sitting on his knees..



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3087 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10234 times:

I cannot be bothererd to look for it but if my memory is correct the photo that is similar to this is of a F-14 and not an F/A-18.

GS



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 10105 times:

Ok, besides the pic, did anyone look at the text? It says the F-18 is breaking the sound barrier at the Salinas Airshow. Ummh, I don't think so! Typical press BS, misleading!

ASSFO



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User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 9974 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 4):



Quoting Greasespot (Reply 4):
I cannot be bothererd to look for it

Does someone need a hug?


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9753 times:

Who want the piggy race?

User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9665 times:

Sometimes on the site, this banner comes by, and the "F-18 flying at Mach 1.0" picture looks kinda like the picture above, though it isn't the exact same picture.


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User currently offlinePlainSmart From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9219 times:

I read that also about it auctally breaking the sound barrier in that picture. Yep media keep up the intelligent comments about aviation!

User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1572 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7804 times:

Quoting AS739X (Reply 5):
Ok, besides the pic, did anyone look at the text? It says the F-18 is breaking the sound barrier at the Salinas Airshow. Ummh, I don't think so! Typical press BS, misleading!

Ahh..Maybe I am missing something here, but how exactly is that BS???? Actually the aircraft is breaking the sound barrier, as I recall the condensation forms just as the aircraft pushes through Mach 1. Maybe I missed something there!!



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3211 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7561 times:

The photo is credited by name to a photographer from the Monterey County Herald, and I do know of some photographers that got similar photos at this year's Salinas Airshow, so I don't doubt the authenticity of it.

User currently offlineAeroguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7187 times:

Yep, AS739X and PlainSmart hit the nail on the head. The media has been reading too many BS websites or something. A plane doesn't necessarily need to be supersonic to have that vapor cloud form.

This was discussed just last week over in the military forum:
Sound Barrier (by Sean1234 Oct 3 2005 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)

Or if you'd like to just skip to what is the best explanation that I've been able to find:
http://www.fluidmech.net/tutorials/sonic/prandtl-glauert-clouds.htm


User currently offlineColumbia107 From Gibraltar, joined Aug 2004, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Quoting Aeroguy (Reply 12):
A plane doesn't necessarily need to be supersonic to have that vapor cloud form.

Although I agree with thiscomment, the November issue of "Air & Space" also carries a photograph of an F/A-8 surrounded by a vapor cloud carrying the quote that "air pressure changes. combined with the right humitidy levels, result in a condensation clouds as this F/A-18 passes through the sound barrier"

Now one considers Smithsonian's "Air & Space" to be a reputable member of the aerospace press. I guess one could say that it "is the right humidity levels" which generates such a spectacle for all aviation buffs.



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Quoting Keesje (Reply 3):
Interesting to see the man in the back has somebody sitting on his knees..

Nope, that's just a bracing of the canopy.



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