Re: [NTLK] [OT - surprise, surprise]Aurora.

From: Eric L. Strobel (
Date: Tue Jun 18 2002 - 15:32:51 EDT

on 6/18/02 3:13 PM, Jon Glass at wrote:

> on 6/18/02 6:55 PM, Eric L. Strobel at wrote:
>> Interesting. I've heard of West Coast sightings, Eastern Seaboard sightings
>> and even sightings from Scotland out over the North Sea. First I've heard
>> of one smack over the center of the country.
> That's because they are not supposed to be allowed to fly supersonic over
> land. I guess he thought he was high enough to get away with it. :-) I have
> heard it in Pensacola as well.

I think the areas where supersonic flight is allowed are defined by some
maximum allowable overpressure on the ground. (I guess to keep from
frightening small children and livestock... :-) ) So, if the booms are more
like 'pops', due to atmospheric conditions and sheer distance, then perhaps
the restrictions are relaxed??

Pensacola, huh? Have you heard a shuttle's boom? If so, how do the two

Hey, maybe he was ordered to go intercept a UFO or something... :-)


Eric Strobel (fyzycyst_at_NOSPAM^

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