Originally Posted by lfe man
Hmm, have you ever heard real fighters take off/fly over you. The sound is something else, grabs you in throat and push you real good.
I know we all have our fighter-jet anecdotes, here's mine;
For a fews years in a row, we vacationed to Pensacola Beach, Fla., for 4th of July weekend. Well, having the Blue Angels based there (right across the bay) is quite interesting. Every 4th of July, they would perform their annual home show on the beach. Well we were treated daily
to stunning flyovers, from treetop level, to full tilt blasts over the water. The day before the main show, they perform a full rehearsal of the entire event, so a beach-front condo is a front row seat. Very, very exciting stuff.
Needless to say, the experience exceeds merely the aural component. The visceral element is truly breathtaking as they go full thrust/afterburners etc. I won't spoil anyone's experience at a future event, but they do craft the show in a manner that takes the crowd by surprise. I'll PM the description to those interested, but not to the masses, as it's very exciting.
One of the coolest maneuvers is the tail walk, or whatever it's called. It's when the pilot slows to stall speed, standing the aircraft up toward vertical, nearly "hovering" with thrust,....right in front of you
out over the water! Bad-Ass
There's this shuddering mid-bass chest resonance that cuts right thru all else, riding on top is the distinct turbine whine that accompanies the primary pink noise engine thrust,...but down low, there is an element of LF, waves and waves, but much lower in level.
All that is cool, but I give the over-all experience of patriotism
, and watching some of our nation's finest pilots do their thing, is a very powerful, emotional feeling.
So lfe man
is correct, the sound is something else
btw; the IMAX at the Naval Air Museum is very cool too