That noise of the sky being savagely torn apart fills your ears as it comes closer and closer, then in a split second, the Doppler effect drops the noise an octave as the jet now screams away. It seems impossible to find the source of the reflected sound. because by the time you look, it’s gone.

So it is with a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, an aggressive but nimble supersonic multi-role tactical fighter aircraft that can reach a maximum speed of over Mach 2.

When the Thunderbirds USAF Air Demonstration Squadron comes to town, everybody knows. There is no other sound like it. It’s THE SOUND OF FREEDOM!

Listen to what one of the team told us a couple of years ago about flying with a rocket strapped to your rear.