The rest area he's talking about is just north of Orlando on I4... your crew would most likely meet them there... the rest area would be way out of your way.I can probably get some of the First Coast Smarties to participate if you are planning on going on Sunday. I can put it out there for Saturday also, but I know that I myself won't be able to come because I have a golf tournament Saturday. I just need some info. What day are you all meeting at the rest stop? What time are you meeting there?
Where were you located that you didn't hear it? I drove for miles on the beach road from Ormond Beach all the way to Daytona Beach specifically hunting for a smart owner to squeeze me in.^^ No supersonic aircraft, grasshopper. They are not allowed. But it was a good show. And the final act are the only Snowbirds I enjoy watching!
Oh you guys were South of me then. I finally found vacant sand in Ormond Beach.We were one block north of show center, which was the DB Hilton. I don't know what you heard, but if a military pilot were to go supersonic over or near the continental US he/she would be court martialed. It is not allowed.
The last time a sonic boom was heard over the US was 9/11/01 when jets were scrambled to try to intercept potential terrorist aircraft.
Of course, I will say mea culpa if a news agency states different. But I doubt I will need to do that.
Regardless, it was a good show. The F-22 is amazing to watch as they yank it around in the air. Seems hard to believe an aircraft that large can be that nimble, but fly by wire and vectoring thrust can do amazing things.