Re: Concorde's other customers

Date:         09 Dec 97 03:54:26 
From:         "Gerard M. Foley" <>
Organization: Time Warner
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During the 1950-1970 period there were a lot of sonic booms around.
Here near Rickenbacker AFB, there were one or two a  day.  People would
call the airbase and be assured that they had no planes up.  They then
called the Naval Reserve operation at CMH and got the same answer.  They
then called North American Aviation (also by CMH) to find they were not
flying that day.

The transcontinental B58 flight that set a record gave a lesson to a lot
of people.  I don't know the answer to the attenuation on the ground
from Mach 2 at 60,000 ft.  I don't remember the B58 altitude, but it was
plenty loud on the ground most of the way.