dfreeze wrote:No that's correct. "A" sonic boom is a pressure shockwave that travels with the plane.jjjppp11 wrote: I might be wrong, but, if they plane is moving (Say southwest to northeast), isn't it constantly making a boom? Is there only ONE sonic boom that's produced? That likely makes no sense, but any physics professors out there, please fill me in.
It's not a one-time 'boom' when the aircraft surpasses the speed of sound. So the term is a little misleading.
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/s ... hock-Waves
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/s ... ns.101281/
But the observer is stationary as the pressure wave passes. Usually, a sonic boom is a double tap- nose and tail pressure wave- BBANG!
Yeah, some really interesting RT out there. lit up the PRC nets on this end of things, too. Maybe the Kaiju are attacking again