Fighter Jet Creates Incredible Vapour Circle

AviationPhotojournalPublished: April 25, 2014Updated: April 28, 201412,104 views
Published: April 25, 2014Updated: April 28, 2014

A Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-106 'Gladiators' accelerates close to the speed of sound, creating a vapor cone around the fuselage and amazing the crowd. This phenomenon is called a Prandtl-Glauert singularity.

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