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166611 / AA-320 (cn F104) The Super Hornet approaches the sound barrier. Due to the high humidity at Oceana the effect of the Prantl-Glauert cloud becomes clearly visible. This is a shockwave where the section with the clowd has low pressure, the above section is of high air pressure.
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A visitor from United States posted Sat October 15, 2011:
Love the lil' girl's skirt, lol
Daniel Zubia

A visitor from - posted Sat January 15, 2011:
Wow, great! I hope you had something to cover your ears!

A visitor from - posted Wed January 13, 2010:

A visitor from - posted Fri September 25, 2009:
Female F18

A visitor from Sweden posted Mon June 15, 2009:
For ur Information: What u can see here is not! the shockwave(here pressure increases, so water doesnt condense), its a expansionwave(here pressure decreases, so the water in the air condenses, what u can see in the picture)...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon May 18, 2009:
Really!! Very very NICE!!!! Post 5*

A visitor from Kenya posted Sun March 8, 2009:
The plane is wearing clothes!!!

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Sun October 26, 2008:
"great shot!".

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon June 23, 2008:
Looks like the f18 is wearing a skirt... lol

A visitor from Australia posted Sun June 15, 2008:
I truely admire your photography skills clearley demonstrated here in takeing such an awesome picture, 5 stars for you.

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Tue May 27, 2008:
This photo is amazing. it clearly dipicts the actual phemonenon of this F-18 Hornet crossin the speed of sound.its quite rare

A visitor from - posted Tue May 13, 2008:
Excellent.- I

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 7, 2008:
I honor your photo taking abilities

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 14, 2008:
5 stars for you, sir!! I bet this is hard to take; going 770 miles, witch breaks the speed of sound, depending on the temperature, that is. But all aside, RIGHT ON!!!

A visitor from Australia posted Thu July 19, 2007:
Very hard to get the sound barrier in a photo

A visitor from Australia posted Sun December 24, 2006:
Capturing the the main shockwave is of awosome site in blue sky and cloud in the back ground. A great shot well taken.

A visitor from Israel posted Sat December 2, 2006:
WOW!!!! great pic!! :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue November 14, 2006:
Clarity of photograph,clarity of crew etc., and impressive shock wave

A visitor from United States posted Sun September 4, 2005:
I live near Oceana & that's not an easy shot to get...

A visitor from India posted Thu August 25, 2005:
I have never seen such a shockwave before that is why this is a great picture...thanks

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 23, 2005:
Great Pic

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 22, 2005:
A rare catch of the trans-sonic shockwave.

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 19, 2005:
The photo is crisp and I like the results of the fighter passing the sound barrier.

A visitor from Canada posted Thu November 25, 2004:
One clear picture of punching thru the barrier a great teaching tool

A visitor from Austria posted Thu November 25, 2004:
High speed pass - very high humidity - perfect light - nice cloud formation -

A visitor from Canada posted Thu November 25, 2004:
It's amazing that only 44 years after the first powered flight in history we broke the sound barrier!

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