Just a note to inquire and report to the military – is it illegal for a plane to break the sound barrier over housing areas?
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, ~11:30 to 12:15 a.m. a plane broke the sound barrier in the vicinity of Kimble county/Harper, Texas. It sounded like a plane had crashed or an explosion had occurred. It scared the dickens out of the folks, deer, cows, goats, chickens, and children – running in different directions. Shame on this hot-rod pilot – the neighbors’ chickens haven’t laid any eggs since then. He should apologize and be punished.
At the least – they could take away his pacifier and teddy bear when he turns in for bed. That is how much sense he has.
The sound barrier or sonic barrier is the sudden increase in aerodynamic drag and other undesirable effects experienced by an aircraft or other object when it approaches the speed of sound. When aircraft first began to be able to reach close to the speed of sound, these effects were seen as constituting a barrier making faster speeds very difficult or impossible. The term sound barrier is still sometimes used today to refer to aircraft reaching supersonic flight.
Breaking this sound barrier produces a Sonic Boom.