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Video Of Concorde Breaking The Sound Barrier  
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7951 posts, RR: 12
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 19705 times:

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User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1557 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 19658 times:

Excellent Thanks

Ruscoe


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 19608 times:

Strictly speaking, it was probably already through the sound barrier. The chances of that being the moment it broke through are fairly slim. The sonic boom's there the whole time it is (sorry, was  Sad ) supersonic. Good video, though.

Sorry, it's been a couple of days since my last incidence of being pedantic.  Smile


User currently offlineCCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 830 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 19608 times:

Boy there are some great vids there:

The F14 flybys x3, Hornet Tomcat flyby, the 3 day trip the CX 744 at Kai Tak but make sure you look at "whaaasup (F-14)" or Navy

http://www.youtube.com/w/Navy?v=QhmX...%20Barrier%20Navy%20Plane%20Flight

[Edited 2006-02-10 12:55:01]


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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 19593 times:
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You know you are an aviation enthusiast when the sound of a sonic boom makes your eyes pop out and your jaw drops to the floor with excitement. All the vids on that page are freakin' awesome! Thanks alot for sharing that.  bigthumbsup   eyepopping 


C'mon Big B, FLY!
User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 511 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 19582 times:

From the same website, try this one:

http://www.youtube.com/w/F-15-Fly-by?v=Lg-6rJFXIHY&search=airshow

Full afterburners at 50ft over an airshow. Health warning: please reduce your volume!  Smile


User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 19377 times:
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See "Supersonic Contrail Pics" in (Archived) Civil Aviation.

Very cool video though. Concorde Captain Les Brodie scared the living crap out of about 80 people during a seminar at last years London Air Show with that clip.



I came, I saw, I Concorde! RIP Michael Jackson
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 19239 times:
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Brilliant video, i've never heard Concorde breaking the sound barrier. One question though, do the passengers hear the two loud bangs.....as loud as people on the ground?


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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 19214 times:
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Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 7):
do the passengers hear the two loud
bangs.....as loud as people on the ground?

Answer? No.

They are travelling faster than sound, they have passed where the sound is, so no chance.

Regards

Charlie (Spurs@EGTE!)



I came, I saw, I Concorde! RIP Michael Jackson
User currently offlineMX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 628 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 19116 times:

Awesome site!  bigthumbsup 

Thanks for posting it!



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User currently offlineGuamVICE From Guam, joined Jun 2005, 151 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 19010 times:

Seeing that video has given me a totally new perspective of Concorde. I remember vividly the day it came to Guam. What a rare and opportune moment it was for anyone living out there to see her majesty. For those on the island that did get to see her when she visited us, the appreciation for the moment is much more profound now that she's not in service. I will share this video with my fellow enthusiasts back home. I'm sure they'll love it just as much as I did.

Regards,
Brandon



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User currently offlineSAS330GOT From Sweden, joined May 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 18980 times:

To clarify for everyone that never got to fly her. All you feel our hear was two pushes in the back. At least for me. It was such an amazing journey for me. i only wish it would have been double the time.
SAS330got


User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 18890 times:
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Quoting SAS330GOT (Reply 11):
i only wish it would have been double the time.

The point of Concorde was that it took half the time! Lol!!



I came, I saw, I Concorde! RIP Michael Jackson
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 18820 times:

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 8):
Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 7):
do the passengers hear the two loud
bangs.....as loud as people on the ground?

Answer? No.

They are travelling faster than sound, they have passed where the sound is, so no chance.

And if they did it would be really annoying! It isn't a one-off event as the speed of sound is exceeded - it happens continuously all the time the aircraft is supersonic.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 18807 times:

Arsenal@LHR, one BA Capt put it best over the PA;
"No bumps, no bangs, Concorde".
You did feel two slight nudges, just before Mach 1, they were the reheats being engaged, two at a time.

GuamVICE, as you probably know, Guam was a frequent stop over for Concordes doing round the world charters, BA were last there in Oct 99, with G-BOAD.
The last BA RTW, as planned at the time.
It features on a DVD, with a camera crew onboard, available from;
www.concordesst.com/books.html
The 'Concorde - 27 Years Of Supersonic Flight' DVD.


User currently offlineAircanada333 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 471 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 18420 times:

Damn! I didn't know the Concorde was making that much noise when braking the sound barrier!

Very nice video! Thanks for sharing.
Benjamin  wave 



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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 18056 times:

Did you know that the woman in the video is the wife of the pilot who was flying [i['Le Concorde'[/i] passing overhead that day?! I saw that video in a programme on 'Dicovery Wings' channel about the crash of F-BTSC. BTW, that's is the plane (BTSC) flying in that video.


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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 17146 times:

the bang thing,

no doubt ill be corrected if im wrong,

but wasnt that bang happening all the time that concorde was going super sonic,

e.g. being the reason it couldnt fly supersonic over land.

rather than that just being the actual moment when it passed the sound barrier. pretty sure thats right??


User currently offlineGrimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 451 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 17115 times:

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 17):
the bang thing,

no doubt ill be corrected if im wrong,

but wasnt that bang happening all the time that concorde was going super sonic,

e.g. being the reason it couldnt fly supersonic over land.

rather than that just being the actual moment when it passed the sound barrier. pretty sure thats right??

Yeh your right about that, the people a few miles behind the cameraman would have heard the two bangs a few minutes before they did and anyone a few miles in front of the cameraman would have heard the two bangs a few minutes after them.

Grimey


User currently offlineChksix From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 345 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16949 times:

Unfortunately the video is stuck at the "loading" screen.

Just wanted to say that those bangs are heard when the space shuttle crosses the Cali coastline. Hopefully that will happen in May with STS-121  Smile



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User currently offlineGdodds From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16912 times:

Nice video, i think i've seen that video before on a television programme, but the links down the side i enjoyed as well

User currently offlineAntares From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 1402 posts, RR: 39
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 16855 times:

GDB,

I flew Concorde a number of times in service and I am worried that my memory is playing up with me as my recollections of going through Mach 1 were different.

After we went out over the Solent on one flight I clearly recall the captain saying reheat was not applied until it had exceeded something like 1.2 and would be kept on until 1.7 and about 47,000 feet was reached and then we would 'drift up' to about 54,000 feet and hunt up and down for the right combination of speed and nose temperature.

The push through the sound barrier was itself very gentle. The wonderful bird just surged ahead, the Mach counter flipping over 0.99 then 1.00 then higher in almost no time. Indeed the subsonic phase was very serene once the drop nose had been raised, while above Mach 1 you could hear the friction (and feel it after a while as window heat).

You certainly felt the afterburners come back on, just as you noticed them coming off after those exceptional takeoffs. When the transonic climb phase was over you also felt them come off again.

Out of JFK the transition seemed much faster I assume because there was no land within range of the boom.

It was a comparatively rare and superb experience to fly Concorde. Because of my antiquity I will never fly in the successor which surely comes...one glorious day.

Antares


User currently offlineRemymartin11 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 67 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 15738 times:

Check out the video I took from USS Theodore Roosevelt.....

http://www.flightlevel350.com/viewer.php?id=4881


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 15716 times:

No, the reheat had to be applied to go supersonic, this was true of all flights, it could not do it on 'dry' power.
But it was disengaged around Mach 1.7
Mach 2 was reached around 50,000 ft.

On my 7 flights, I never noticed much the nudges of reheat application, until my last, OAE's retirement to BGI, but then I was in the very last row, rear cabin, also standing up at the time.

I am puzzled why any Capt would say reheat engaged at Mach 1.2/3, was he referring to something else?
The only thing I can think of are the intake ramps, to control the airflow into the engines, keeping them at acceptable speeds for the engine, usually these began working at Mach 1.3.


User currently offlineTAP340 From Portugal, joined Oct 2004, 102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 15624 times:

Wow... That gave me goosehumps! (That's not how you write that, I'm I right?)

25 Antares : GDB, Ta. Did it four return and one single flights on the main route, plus once on the Miami-Dulles-London route, meaning the Concorde was actually ma
26 GDB : An MIA-IAD? I'm jealous! This sector did have a rather different flight envelope, as you would have seen. Supersonic at a higher altitude etc.
27 Cancidas : that f-15 video brings back some very good memories.
28 RayChuang : The Concorde sonic boom is particularly loud because it was perhaps the largest plane to fly supersonically on a regular basis (people forget the Conc
29 DeC : Awesome video...thanks a lot for sharing! Is there a way to download the vids from that site? And also, wanted to ask, can the sonic boom also be hear
30 Motopolitico : No, Americans would say, "goosebumps". Older Americans would say, "goose pimples". Brits would say, 'gooseflesh'. But your valiant attempt did get a
31 Post contains images NoUFO : Glad you liked the video. You sure are right, Mr. Pedantic. No, the video is streaming; you may find a Flash Player Movie in your Browser's cache, but
32 RootsAir : Wow gorgeous video! I have a number of questions and remarks 1)What exactly were those boat trips...I have heard of boat trips taking people to see th
33 StanstedFlyer : I've never said that!!! Always been goosepimples for me. But if wants goosehumps well.......... Anyway, great video, thanks for the link, but that Wa
34 Post contains images David L : I was going to say that. I noticed them because I made damn sure I was sitting back in my seat waiting for them. Anyone shifting in their seat or lea
35 AvObserver : Guess I wasn't sitting far enough back; I didn't hear or feel anything at all. The transition to Mach 1 seemed absolutely seamless; quite the opposit
36 Nimish : Great thread and great video as well. Is there a good website that describes the challenges of flying supersonic, and the how the Concorde did it?
37 Post contains links RichardPrice : Try http://www.concordesst.com/
38 Post contains images David L : Just to clarify, the "two loud bangs" Arsenal@LHR is referring to are not the "two nudges" that others are talking about. Arsenal@LHR was asking abou
39 GDB : There is a story about one of the early pax flights, a pax commented to Sir George Edwards, the head of BAC, that the transition to supersonic flight
40 EGTESkyGod : Really? If true, thats very interesting. I was told it was one of the last Air France flights to New York, that some enthusiasts purposefully sailed
41 Pawsleykat : Maybe it's not. It said so in the programme but I musn't have listened properly. It still could be tho.
42 EGTESkyGod : If so, then thats very interesting as well.
43 Post contains images David L : Fair enough. It would still have been nice as a clue (and photo opportunity) for the gobsmacked punters like me, though.
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