And there go the afterburners ladies and gentleman and here comes the acceleration ……… there it is and we are accelerating ….. in about another 20 seconds and we will be through the sound barrier.
When James lit the afterburners I didn’t feel any thing as I was leaning forward in my seat fiddling with the BBC camcorder and then with my EOS 3 camera as I wanted to catch the moment and catch the afterburners on tape and film.
Me braking through the sound barrier south off Porthcawl in Wales.
Braking the Sound Barrier
In the cabin
7.20pm + 40 seconds.
James came back on the tannoy to give us a live running commentary of what was going on the flight deck, just as the afterburners where switched on James said