YULspotter From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 149 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
Not sure if this has been discussed before but didn't see anything when I did a search.
To you, what is the best sounding engine spool up?
For me personally, it's any 777 with a GE90 engine.
There is a great example of this on the following video on Flightlevel350. It's of Continental's Peter Max taxiing into position and spooling up for it's take-off roll. It's probably my favorite video on the site.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4006 times:
Quoting Freedom747 (Reply 1): Check out Delta's RB.211 TriStar Rolls-Royce takeoff in Tampa.
I miss the rumble of those engines. When I worked for FL and for EV @ ATL, the gates I worked were across the ramp from some of DL's gates from which L-1011 flights would operate out of. You could be in the pillbox and feel the rumbling of those engine.
There's just something about Rolls Royce engines starting up that I love. That guttural, almost primeval rumble that vibrates through you.
ah yes...thats class A noise.
I always like the DC 8 with J-55's. That whoooouusse sound is just enough to make the hairs on your arm stick up. It's air being forced into the engine to start the turbines. Then the engine starts its slow whine until it hits shrill. Now do it again three more times....it is unforgettable.
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Deskflier From Sweden, joined Jan 2007, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3583 times:
Definitely the DeHavilland Ghost in a DH115 Venom! A close second is the RM2 (license built Ghost) in a SAAB J29 Tunnan (Flying Barrel). The high-pithced noise of a radial compressor is hard to beat for sheer "here-am-I"-attention getting.
How can anyone not fly, when we live at a time when we can fly?