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What Causes A Sonic Boom?  
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3482 times:

I know that it happens when the aircraft passes the speed of sound, but what actually causes it to boom? I don't think I've ever heard it.

UAL747

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7036 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

"when the aircraft passes the speed of sound"

When it has passed the speed of sound, you mean. The boom is a shock wave that the aircraft drags along behind it as long as it's flying faster than sound.


User currently offlinePilothighflyer From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Its basically air not being able to move fast enough.....
http://www.howstuffworks.com/question73.htm

~Robert


User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2615 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

Really fast jets Laugh out loudD


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