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J-5023 (cn 1372/SFC023) Axalp 2011 - Shock Wave...!
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A visitor from United States posted Wed December 14, 2011:
One of the best, clearest and detailed picture of shock formations I have ever seen. Excellent!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri November 18, 2011:
Fantastic. This is beyond aviation, you should send this to New Scientist:)

A visitor from Kenya posted Fri November 18, 2011:
There is something about the shock wave....amazing

A visitor from - posted Fri November 18, 2011:
Amazing. Its interesting to see how intricate the shock wave coming off a wing can be!

A visitor from Austria posted Fri November 18, 2011:
Absolutely fantastic! These shockwaves are second to none in clarity. Congratulations! 5 stars!

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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri November 18, 2011:
Stunning shot!
5* for sure.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri November 18, 2011:
If time travel existing, you could be mistaken for thinking this is what it looks like! Brilliant photo. The clarity is amazing.

A visitor from - posted Fri November 18, 2011:
Amazing clarity! rare capture. Good Job!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri November 18, 2011:
Simply wow

A visitor from - posted Fri November 18, 2011:
Amazing detail!!!

A visitor from - posted Fri November 18, 2011:
Incredible picture !! this is something you can see if you know it exists and where to find it on an airliner but this is very difficult to find and see ... Thanks for sharing such an interesting picture !!! nice and very difficult shot on such a "small" and fast aircraft.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Thu November 17, 2011:
I should write more than just "great shot". But great shot describes exactly what I think. Great shot, Ismael.

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 17, 2011:
Outstanding great job!!

A visitor from - posted Wed November 16, 2011:
You have my Vote, this needs more views...people need to open this thumbnail to really see what you captured in a fraction of a second. Well done. -Ron

A visitor from - posted Wed November 16, 2011:
One of the absolute best shots I've ever seen on here. Amazing clarity of the shockwaves!

Thanks for uploading....


A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed November 16, 2011:
Great catch! Best regards, Walter

A visitor from Israel posted Mon November 14, 2011:
WOW its so amazing to see that transonic flow!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon November 14, 2011:
Amazing shot, one of the best of all time! The detail is incredible. Jeffrey Schafer.

A visitor from - posted Mon November 14, 2011:
Fantastic shot!

A visitor from - posted Sun November 13, 2011:

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