From: email@example.com (Terrell D. Drinkard) Organization: The Boeing Company Date: 25 Sep 96 13:40:10 References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.1893@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Don Stokes <Don.Stokes@vuw.ac.nz> wrote: > >Question: would a small SST, say 20 seats plus crew, say the size of a >(shudder) metroliner, travelling at Mach 2 at 55,000+ ft, produce enough >of a sonic boom at ground level to prevent overflying populated areas? In a word, yes. There are several caveats to that statement. One, no weird configurations (there are some data that suggest that the skewed wing configurations can be designed to fly very quietly). Two, no advancement in wing technology from four years ago. -- Terry firstname.lastname@example.org "Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has more lawyers than sense."