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Q & A: Is there a moment of silence just after the sound barrier is broken?

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Most recent answer: 02/06/2016
Q:
Is there a moment of "silence" just after the sound barrier is broken?
- Ron and Patti (age 64)
Winnipeg,MB Canada
A:

No, not for the pilot.   All he will hear is the sound of the jet engines.  As for a person on the gound just the regular sound of the engines will be heard, appropriately delayed by the time it takes due to the finite speed of sound. 

LeeH


(published on 02/06/2016)

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