This post about the SR-71 brought back memories. I think it was about 14 years ago, i was living in Palm Springs. One early evening there was a an enormous boom that shook the town. Everyone thought than there had to have been a bomb attack. The local news radio was having massive calls. the concussion was enough to have reports of things falling off the shelves in stores, rattleing windows, and enough to scare the hell out of everyone.
All night people were trying to figure out what could have caused this.
Finally, a day and a half later the report came in:
An SR-71 decided to flip a u-turn and hit the throttle which caused the boom. Apparently from the report , it was a unauthorized maneuver and there was to be reprimands( i doubt it- but it looked good for the news).
Anyway ,i bet it was hella fun for the pilots.