F18c Sonic Boom at Hillsboro Airshow

The F18c fighter jet surprised us by breaking the sound barrier right in front of the audience at the Oregon Airshow in Hillsboro.

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Backstop says ... on Thursday, Sep 10 at 12:16 PM

I was standing very near where that shot was taken. Correct that the barrier was not breached but close enough to exceed the way cool barrier!!!:-) I agree with others. The F18 is alwasy a show stealer.

Greg says ... on Monday, Aug 31 at 8:49 AM

That was NOT a sonic boom, BUT, he had to have been within about 50mph of breaking it. I heard the distinctive waffling sound you hear in the air as the sound and the object creating the sound are dangerously close to passing each other up...

NoBoom says ... on Sunday, Aug 30 at 11:19 PM

Yeah I enjoy the F-18s a lot more. One of the reasons I prefer the Blue Angels personally. The sound, size and power of the F-18 is just truly amazing to watch.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Aug 30 at 10:50 PM

We were lucky that there was so much moisture in the air when the F-18 went up, that thing man-handled it right out of the air with some pretty incredible amounts pressure! Way better than the Thunderbirds IMO.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Aug 30 at 10:30 PM

Yeah, thanks. I guess the pictures and descriptions I saw when I looked up sonic boom led me to believe that was what happened. Oh well. Thanks for correcting me. It was still cool to see and hear.

NoBoom says ... on Sunday, Aug 30 at 9:54 PM

Wasn't a sonic boom and the barrier was still intact.

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