Navy F-14 Tomcat Buzzes Aircraft Carrier

Kip Surfer Barnes wrote us the following....A couple of non-aviation visitors to your website have erroneously commented that an aircraft cannot break the sound barrier at low altitudes and without breaking the eardrums of people close by. Absolutely false, I used to do it all the time to pick up the spirits of the troops in an F-16. Here is a video clip of a Navy F-14 Tomcat doing just that as it flys between an aircraft carrier and a guided missile cruiser at an altitude of less than 100 feet and about 645 knots (750 mph) You can clearly hear the sonic boom!