Sonic Booms in Sussex ?

#1
For the last couple of afternoons I've been hearing the type of concusion or boom we used to get of an evening when concorde used to come in from the States , its the type of noise you feel as much as hear and is also setting the pheasants off in the same way as concorde used to.
Last one was couple of minutes ago , anyone else hearing these or know whats causing them ? Located in mid sussex so mining or quarying unlikely.
 
#2
Typhoon or similar supersonic jet maybe?
 
#3
Could be the after effects of my scrambled egg and baked bean lunch
 
#4
Those pesky peasants,,always getting upset at the slightest loud bang,,must be genetic.....
 
#5
Delete your post and put your tinfoil hat on before they come for you. Ruuuuuuun.
 
#9
Probably Ugly testing his new Grendel calibre rifle; some of these home loads can be a bit suspect
 
#10
Wasn't Ugly looking for some stuff to play baaang with a few weeks ago?


If he's not on the site he is blowing up shite.
 
#11
Seeing as Ugly is not a million miles from here and is strangly silent on the issue then we may have our answer .... I was thinking he may have heard the noises
 
#12
I know you youngsters are conditioned to the sound of itsy bitsy rifle fire but I'm surprised you're so worked up about the sound of the occasional shot from an L1A1. :)
 

ugly

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#14
Thanks for your kind thoughts but no it wasnt me, I think!
 
#15
For the last couple of afternoons I've been hearing the type of concusion or boom we used to get of an evening when concorde used to come in from the States , its the type of noise you feel as much as hear and is also setting the pheasants off in the same way as concorde used to.
Last one was couple of minutes ago , anyone else hearing these or know whats causing them ? Located in mid sussex so mining or quarying unlikely.
IIRC, Concord wasn’t allowed to fly supersonic over land! That was one of the reasons it was never as successful as it should have been.
 

ugly

LE
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#16
IIRC, Concord wasn’t allowed to fly supersonic over land! That was one of the reasons it was never as successful as it should have been.
It used to speed up running down the Bristol Channel and that's how we used to get the windows rattled in the late 70's in Cornwall!
 
#20
For the last couple of afternoons I've been hearing the type of concusion or boom we used to get of an evening when concorde used to come in from the States , its the type of noise you feel as much as hear and is also setting the pheasants off in the same way as concorde used to.
Last one was couple of minutes ago , anyone else hearing these or know whats causing them ? Located in mid sussex so mining or quarying unlikely.
I've been hearing these booms too during the past couple of weeks (just north of Haywards Heath); not sure what it is - unlikely to be from LGW, but possibly the Balcombe fracking?

Would be interested to learn more ...
 

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