Loud bangs last night?

CliveP1

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It could be a couple of jets being scrambled to intercept those Pesci Russians , sonic boom !
would agree have heard them a few times, now the are saying the sound was heard in New York and could be the new stealth jet Aurora’s ‘pulse detonation engine’
 

safrane

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Loud bangs last night...must have been my headboard against the wall ; 0) Charlie is a little minx.
 

drewf

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would agree have heard them a few times, now the are saying the sound was heard in New York and could be the new stealth jet Aurora’s ‘pulse detonation engine’
Hardly new though - Aurora has been around since the 1990's.
 

Steve GS

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Was it not a stolen design. Something I'm sure I read but could of dreamt it. As just coming out of my raving days in early 90
 

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Bit of thread resurrection; Cambridge, Herts, Essex and East London were subjected to a very loud sonic boom this afternoon about 13.10 as a Typoon when 'hot' to intercept a jet heading for London and escort it into Stanstead airport. The Typhoon safely returned to RAF Conningsby about 50 mins later.

I can tell you it made the house shake and some pebbles fall off the walls and most people came out of their houses wondering what it was!
 

Felonious Crud

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The thread started with Phil saying "I'm out of the country..."

How times change!

Anyhoo, couldn't see anything in the press about this. Any more info?
 

Wack61

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I was at an airshow , Lakenheath late 80s , the Americans were doing a display in f/18 hornets , they all went off in different directions to reform then do a fast pass over the runway parallel to the crowd

Only one of them went a bit wide so gave it a bit of a squirt to catch up , there was a loud rumble and every car alarm in the car park went off

I bet words were said in the debrief :D
 

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Bit of thread resurrection; Cambridge, Herts, Essex and East London were subjected to a very loud sonic boom this afternoon about 13.10 as a Typoon when 'hot' to intercept a jet heading for London and escort it into Stanstead airport. The Typhoon safely returned to RAF Conningsby about 50 mins later.

I can tell you it made the house shake and some pebbles fall off the walls and most people came out of their houses wondering what it was!
Twas a very big bang indeed.

Cracking up at the comments on our local Faceplace group:
It wasn't loud enough
or my favourite
It sounded too low....

C
 

Oneball

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I was at an airshow , Lakenheath late 80s , the Americans were doing a display in f/18 hornets , they all went off in different directions to reform then do a fast pass over the runway parallel to the crowd

Only one of them went a bit wide so gave it a bit of a squirt to catch up , there was a loud rumble and every car alarm in the car park went off

I bet words were said in the debrief :D
We had corn dogs for dinner last night. First time I’ve had them since we went on a school trip to Upper Heyford where the USAF had F111s. We had lunch in the American school canteen. It was just like something from the movies for a 10 year old.

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Wack61

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We had corn dogs for dinner last night. First time I’ve had them since we went on a school trip to Upper Heyford where the USAF had F111s. We had lunch in the American school canteen. It was just like something from the movies for a 10 year old.

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Best bit about the airshows was the oil drum barbecue

Oh and the Tom cruise wannabee sat against the boot of his mustang with the hatchback up , music on loud and the AC on full blast

Until I asked him if that steam was supposed to be coming out of the bonnet
 

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I was at an airshow , Lakenheath late 80s , the Americans were doing a display in f/18 hornets , they all went off in different directions to reform then do a fast pass over the runway parallel to the crowd

Only one of them went a bit wide so gave it a bit of a squirt to catch up , there was a loud rumble and every car alarm in the car park went off

I bet words were said in the debrief :D
Similarly I went to one somewhere (Mildenhall maybe?) in the early 90s where a B52 took off and all the cars had a similar reaction. Incredible noise.
 

Wack61

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I was lucky enough to see the SR71 fly a few times at Mildenhall in the 80s when the did proper airshows, it was breathtaking on take off , you could see shock wave rings in the aferburners

The noise was phenomenal
 
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We had corn dogs for dinner last night. First time I’ve had them since we went on a school trip to Upper Heyford where the USAF had F111s. We had lunch in the American school canteen. It was just like something from the movies for a 10 year old.

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I'm kind of scared to ask. What are the brown things on sticks?
Yes, I thought for a moment that the 'item' at five o'clock must be a corn dog/puppy.
I guess that the nod to reheating more nutritious meals is NOT to cover everything in
cheese ;)