fbm3rd
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Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:20 pm

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)
 
Boeing757/767
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:29 pm

The photo says it's via the AP, so it's a different shot than the one found here.
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fbm3rd
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:32 pm

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??
 
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:37 pm

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



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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:28 pm

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.

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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:14 am

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!

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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:07 am

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 4):



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

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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:01 am

Who want the piggy race?
 
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:35 am

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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PlainSmart
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:53 am

I read that also about it auctally breaking the sound barrier in that picture. Yep media keep up the intelligent comments about aviation!
 
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:02 am

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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hawaiian717
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:26 am

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.
 
aeroguy
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:05 am

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
 
columbia107
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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:40 am

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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RE: Abcnews. Photo Of The Week

Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:29 am

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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