Can a jet pilot flying faster than the speed of sound hear sound? Explain.

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2022-10-12Added 21 answers

If a jet pilot is flying faster than the speed of sound, he is traveling at supersonic speed. In that case, the waves are piled up in front of the jet, and if it accelerates a bit more, a sonic boom happens.
However, the jet may have broken the sound barrier, but the speed of sound and pilot inside the cabin remains the same.
Hence, a jet pilot can hear the sound even if he is flying faster than the speed of sound.

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