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Windy Militant
10th Mar 2014, 19:19
Sonic boom onto Aberystwyth that is. :}

I just love some of the comments especially the "I heard a bang and ran out and there was a Jet" shirley the one that done the deed was miles away by then. :hmm:

Aberystwyth resident heard 'incredibly loud boom' | Wales - ITV News (http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2014-03-10/aberystwyth-resident-there-was-an-incredibly-loud-boom/)

rgbrock1
10th Mar 2014, 19:30
That sonic boom was me, Windy. I had chimichangas for dinner last night and, oh boy, were they spicy*. Even our dog didn't want to stay too close to me yesterday and was last heard yelping as he took to the hills.

*brings new meaning to Thunder Butt

Windy Militant
10th Mar 2014, 23:30
I had chimichangas for dinner last night

I presume that it was reflected off the chemtrails and bounced down on Aber which is why no one in Ireland heard it! :rolleyes:

papershuffler
12th Mar 2014, 17:28
IT WAS THE AMERICANS!!!:}


and they had to say 'sorry'.:D

US Air Force apologises for Aberystwyth sonic boom | Wales - ITV News (http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2014-03-12/us-air-force-apologises-for-aberystwyth-sonic-boom/)

The bit about it 'closing the tills in Morrison's' made me giggle.

papershuffler
12th Mar 2014, 20:04
BBC News - Aberystwyth sonic boom apology from USAF (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-26549410)

"The US Air Force apologised for the disturbance saying several of its F-15E jets from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk had been training near the coast."

uksatcomuk
14th Mar 2014, 21:07
http://i60.tinypic.com/whmemq.gif

Windy Militant
14th Mar 2014, 21:18
They're always doing it! Mind you this was not as bad as 1978 (I think)when an F1 11 dropped one a bit further inland. I never realised just how many green houses there were between Llanfihangel ar Arth and Llanllwni! :}

papershuffler
14th Mar 2014, 21:21
This guy's a distant relation-ish, lives in Aber and loves his photography and aviation:

https://twitter.com/Surfrdan

Some fascinating photos on his Flickr:

Flickr: Surfrdan's Photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfr/)