Aviation Photo #0696104 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet - USA - Navy

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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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    Andreas Zeitler - Flying-Wings
    USA - Navy
    Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
    Boeing F/A-18/EA-18 Hornet/Growler
    Boeing F/A-18/EA-18 Hornet/Growler
    Boeing
    F104
    166611
    AA-320
    Virginia Beach - Oceana NAS / Apollo Soucek Field
    Virginia
    USA
    September 25, 2004
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Comments (27)

Anonymous
14 years ago
It's amazing that only 44 years after the first powered flight in history we broke the sound barrier!
Anonymous
14 years ago
High speed pass - very high humidity - perfect light - nice cloud formation -
Anonymous
14 years ago
One clear picture of punching thru the barrier a great teaching tool
Anonymous
14 years ago
The photo is crisp and I like the results of the fighter passing the sound barrier.
Anonymous
14 years ago
A rare catch of the trans-sonic shockwave.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Great Pic
Anonymous
14 years ago
I have never seen such a shockwave before that is why this is a great picture...thanks
Anonymous
14 years ago
I live near Oceana & that's not an easy shot to get...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Clarity of photograph,clarity of crew etc., and impressive shock wave
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW!!!! great pic!! :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Capturing the the main shockwave is of awosome site in blue sky and cloud in the back ground. A great shot well taken.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very hard to get the sound barrier in a photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
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!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I honor your photo taking abilities
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent.- I
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo is amazing. it clearly dipicts the actual phemonenon of this F-18 Hornet crossin the speed of sound.its quite rare
Anonymous
11 years ago
I truely admire your photography skills clearley demonstrated here in takeing such an awesome picture, 5 stars for you.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like the f18 is wearing a skirt... lol
Anonymous
10 years ago
"great shot!".
Anonymous
10 years ago
The plane is wearing clothes!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really!! Very very NICE!!!! Post 5*
Anonymous
10 years ago
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)...
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Anonymous
10 years ago
Female F18
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, great! I hope you had something to cover your ears!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love the lil' girl's skirt, lol
Daniel Zubia

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