Holloman to reconsider sonic booms

Holloman to reconsider sonic booms

There are 58 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Nov 20, 2008, titled Holloman to reconsider sonic booms. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

After hearing from residents of Alamogordo, White Oaks and Nogal, a Holloman Air Force Base official pledged to reconsider an effort to minimize supersonic booms from the F-22 Raptor.

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trojans68

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Nov 20, 2008
Those are the sounds of freedom, people have to learn to deal with it. We have to stop being so "politically correct" all the time. People are so hard to please, first they want the base to stay then they complain about the noise. Sheeeeesh, you just can't keep everyone happy.
CharlieOne

Moncton, Canada

#2 Nov 20, 2008
I once lived in the mountains near Holloman AFB and believe me, even when the Stealth fighters were there, noise was a hugh problem. It was tantamount to domestic terrorism - you had no idea when the planes would pass over, at what velocity, at what height. They flew unpredictably at all times of day or night, interrupting sleep and the work day. I'm sure glad I'm not there now that the problem is sonic booms. It's time we pulled the plug on the military and put dollars back into repairing our infrastructure.
Rare Breed

Huntsville, AL

#3 Nov 20, 2008
I'd love to hear sound all day!!
Rare Breed

Huntsville, AL

#4 Nov 20, 2008
I'd love to hear that sound all day!!
trojans68

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Nov 20, 2008
CharlieOne wrote:
I once lived in the mountains near Holloman AFB and believe me, even when the Stealth fighters were there, noise was a hugh problem. It was tantamount to domestic terrorism - you had no idea when the planes would pass over, at what velocity, at what height. They flew unpredictably at all times of day or night, interrupting sleep and the work day. I'm sure glad I'm not there now that the problem is sonic booms. It's time we pulled the plug on the military and put dollars back into repairing our infrastructure.
I can see that you must reside in Canada, that makes your comment about the military so stupid. You made a smart move moving out of here with an attitude like that. It is for our military that we have the freedoms that we all enjoy today.

“There is no spoon”

Since: Feb 08

United States

#6 Nov 20, 2008
trojans68 wrote:
Those are the sounds of freedom
How nauseatingly patriotic.

It's actually a series of pressure waves traveling at the speed of sound that have been compressed together to form a single shock wave.
Rio Rancho

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Nov 20, 2008
CallousOneToo wrote:
<quoted text>
How nauseatingly patriotic.
It's actually a series of pressure waves traveling at the speed of sound that have been compressed together to form a single shock wave.
hence the sound of freedom you liberal dolt!
No Schitzzzzz

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Nov 20, 2008
I used to live in Iceland, where the Air Force had F-4's stationed there (later F-15's). We were less than a quarter of a mile from the runway, and when they would scramble a flight of F-4's to intercept a Russian Bomber (usually a Tu-95 Bear) it would rattle the windows and the pictures on the walls. After about a month or two of this you grew used to it and your brain blocked it out. Like Trojans said, you can't want the military there then piss, moan and groan when they do their job!
Alamo Sux

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Nov 20, 2008
CharlieOne wrote:
I once lived in the mountains near Holloman AFB and believe me, even when the Stealth fighters were there, noise was a hugh problem. It was tantamount to domestic terrorism - you had no idea when the planes would pass over, at what velocity, at what height. They flew unpredictably at all times of day or night, interrupting sleep and the work day. I'm sure glad I'm not there now that the problem is sonic booms. It's time we pulled the plug on the military and put dollars back into repairing our infrastructure.
Then you wouldnt have the freedom to talk crap.
Unda Cuva Brutha

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Nov 20, 2008
Remember, thunder is the sound of Angels bowling. Sonic boom is a result of one more Republican getting his head pulled out his a$$

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#11 Nov 20, 2008
Kaboom
CharlieOne

Saint John, Canada

#12 Nov 21, 2008
I bought property in Canada the day after Bush the Lesser was re-elected.

But, back on topic, the AFB really needs to take seriously the complaints. Lots of people in the area ride horses, and a sonic boom will spook a horse - not something you want when you're on horseback.
Someone

Clovis, NM

#13 Nov 21, 2008
CharlieOne wrote:
I bought property in Canada the day after Bush the Lesser was re-elected.
But, back on topic, the AFB really needs to take seriously the complaints. Lots of people in the area ride horses, and a sonic boom will spook a horse - not something you want when you're on horseback.
Good for you! Stay in Canada! I am for our military and the freedom that they provide for us. Without them, we would not have the right to send notes such as this like we are doing right now. This is one of the freedoms that you and I have. Try this in a communist country or one with a dictatorship like Venezula or the Middle East. You are in Canada. Someone gave you the freedon to do this. Don't knock it - Be happy!

PinkFloyd

“Valkyrie”

Since: Feb 08

Alamogordo

#14 Nov 21, 2008
Why do people move near a military base and then bi&ch about the noise? Same idiots gripe about the train whistles when they live next to a train track!

Don't like the noise, move the f*ck out of my country!
JET NOISE, THE GLORIOUS SOUND OF FREEDOM!
CharlieOne

Hampton, Canada

#15 Nov 22, 2008
The sound of freedom is ... silence.
Pounding

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Nov 22, 2008
The. Stockholm. Syndrome. Sound. Of. Freedom.

I HAVE grown to love it. My dogs are not so patriotic though.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#17 May 2, 2013
God i miss the sonic booms.
All it took

Alamogordo, NM

#18 May 2, 2013
Land Locked Sailor wrote:
God i miss the sonic booms.
was a little pressure on the Commander. I told you I would put a stop to those booms. The Commanders career is worth more to him than any boom in the sky.
The base

Alamogordo, NM

#19 May 2, 2013
All it took wrote:
<quoted text>was a little pressure on the Commander. I told you I would put a stop to those booms. The Commanders career is worth more to him than any boom in the sky.
has met is sorties for the month of April. Never fear, a new month is upon us and once again the glorious sound of freedom will again be booming in the basin.
Base Boss

Alamogordo, NM

#20 May 2, 2013
The base wrote:
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has met is sorties for the month of April. Never fear, a new month is upon us and once again the glorious sound of freedom will again be booming in the basin.
You won't hear any more booms. I have made sure of that. This Commander doesn't want to find himself serving the rest of his career out in Nome, Alaska..

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