Photo credit: U.S. Navy/Jarod Hodge

It’s not uncommon to hear a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier if you live next to an airbase, but seeing the event is another story. These talented photographers have managed to do just that, and provide us with a host of videos and pictures. Continue reading to see them all.


A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock waves created by an object traveling through the air faster than the speed of sound. Sonic booms generate enormous amounts of sound energy, sounding much like an explosion. The crack of a supersonic bullet passing overhead is an example of a sonic boom in miniature.


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