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#1 weeble

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

Did anyone hear the big bang about an hour ago?
Rattled the house here in Swindon and apparently it was heard all over Oxfordshire up as far a Coventry. Reall mystery, my cat raised it's hackles and disappeared behind the bed and hasn't been see since.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

Yes, we heard it here in Kenilworth. Apparently, the MOD are looking into it

Place your bets - Meteorite

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

Yes, we heard it here in Kenilworth. Apparently, the MOD are looking into it

Place your bets - Meteorite

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Local paper just reported MOD says sonic boom from a Typhoon flying over the Midlands. Bet the jockey's on a fizzer when he files his post-flight report :)
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

I am watching The Big Bang Theory - does that count?
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

Local paper just reported MOD says sonic boom from a Typhoon flying over the Midlands. Bet the jockey's on a fizzer when he files his post-flight report :)


He may get away with it:

The Ministry of Defence initially said it was investigating what was behind a loud noise in Oxfordshire but a spokesman later confirmed it was from one of two RAF Typhoons that had been launched following an emergency call from a helicopter.

The helicopter had transmitted on the wrong frequency, he said.


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#6 Donald Gilchrist

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

Concord? Sorry wrong decade.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

I am watching The Big Bang Theory - does that count?


Only if you can ask Sheldon what it was :lol:
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

Interestingly the BBC site had it as a sonic boom from a Tornado, and have it as an earthquake according to British Geological Survey. -So it's probably neither [/cynic mode]
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Just heard the news,RAF say it was one off there fighters being scrambled. Going where? I thought the sonic boom happened when the plain was coming towards Briton, being scrambled would mean it was going away???
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

Just heard the news,RAF say it was one off there fighters being scrambled. Going where? I thought the sonic boom happened when the plain was coming towards Briton, being scrambled would mean it was going away???


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Hope those of you going to join the Jubilee flotilla down the Thames brush up on your VHF procedures or you might come face-to-face with a nuclear sub :)
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#11 Donald Gilchrist

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

It would be over Bath,smoking what?
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

I heard nothing, but I am really rather disappointed in all of you that no one has yet suggested aliens...

Edited by Starcoaster, 12 April 2012 - 09:06 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

Personally, I am astonished that no-one has poked their head out of a hopper hatch and moaned about people not slowing down while passing moored boats.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:57 AM

Was driving a smart car i had just picked up the day before - thought i had bought a pup and the engine had let go ... relieved to see no lights on the dash and no smoke
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

How nice to learn that something in Britain is booming.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

I remember back in '99 when sailing across the channel to view the solar eclipse, we heard Concorde's double sonic boom. Was really strange to be out in the middle of the sea with no land in sight - sounded like someone firing a double barrel shotgun nearby!
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:02 AM

I heard nothing, but I am really rather disappointed in all of you that no one has yet suggested aliens...


Nah, can't have been aliens, no orbs were seenů

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

Saw somewhere today that from wheels-up in Lincolnshire to Bath took less than 6 minutes...... Christ that's even faster than Phylis :)
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

Saw somewhere today that from wheels-up in Lincolnshire to Bath took less than 6 minutes...... Christ that's even faster than Phylis :)



http://www.bbc.co.uk...ngland-17699357

He said: "The transponder is a box on the dashboard and it just identifies which green blip you are on the screen for air traffic control.

"The number that you put in the transponder if you're just flying around is 7000.


"It's just like a thunderclap" - Dr Jim Wild on how and why a sonic boom happens
"But if you've been hijacked, you put in 7500.


Handy to know. :banghead:
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