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    ****** loudest crack of thunder I've heard in a while today.

    As it was forecast thunder this week I didnt think anything of it until I watched the news tonight.

    It wasnt thunder.

    It was two typhoon military aircraft going supersonic over the West Midlands !!
    We can confirm that a small civilian aircraft was transmitting inadvertently on an emergency frequency at approximately 1810. Two typhoons from the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) responded accordingly and authorisation was given from them to go supersonic which resulted in the sonic boom. There was no actual threat to the civilian aircraft and they soon rectified their mistake.
    – Ministry of Defence

    http://www.itv.com/news/2012-04-12/s...-the-midlands/

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    It wasn't like a rumble... but like a very clean sounding crack of a whip. But very loud and across the whole sky

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    I heard it in Rugby. Sounded like a gas explosion at first.

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    Sounds abit like you driving past then spoons but we get flames aswell

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    I remember that happening when I was a lad in the 80s sitting in high school and a jet went over and by god it was a bang it smashed a few of the strip lights in some of the class rooms

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    So the MOD have to give auth to go Supersonic?

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    Must of been what I heard today. Thought it was thunder, none forecast in Oxford though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipamish View Post
    Sounds abit like you driving past then spoons but we get flames aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntSSSS View Post
    So the MOD have to give auth to go Supersonic?
    Over land Yes I believe. Its why Concorde could only fly certain routes and only go supersonic over water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Over land Yes I believe. Its why Concorde could only fly certain routes and only go supersonic over water.
    I would have loved to at least flew on concord once but im afraid i have more chance of being kissed by Elvis

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