sonic bang

sonic bang

loud sound made by a flying projectile when it passes through the sound barrier, that is by flying faster than the speed of sound.
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Super flew to Thailand to catch Hunter for an exclusive interview before he went onstage with Jason Mraz at the Sonic Bang music festival.
Concorde was in the news at the time because it had flown from Singapore to Melbourne in a record time of 3 hours and 37 minutes, and some actually believed a sonic bang from the supersonic airliner had travelled to Wales from the other side of the world - but it was later discovered that Concorde had not even been in the air at the time of the fireball sighting .
Well, let's put it this way, the reindeer would have more trouble than a spaceship re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, no-one seems to have noticed the sonic bang and Santa could do with a tip from Patrick Stewart about how the Starship Enterprise does it.
I suppose my favourite memory has to be watching Thrust SSC break the sound barrier, and hearing the sonic bangs from the engines as it did so.