747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
The IL86 has been band from flying in Europe because of it's noise level. It has four large low by-pass engines with only 1.6 bpr, so they have to be pretty loud and smokey. I am asking anybody who seen an IL86 land or take off, to tell me how loud and smokey it is.
Yes they are really loud. At engine start, they sound like World War 2 bomb alert alarms. And on takeoff, well, even an old DC-9 or B727 won't make that much noise.
Some years ago, SU used to come to GVA with them during the ski season, and although I live downtown, I've always heard them takeoff and then fly over the city if they used rwy 23. Watching it takeoff is like watching a terribly noisy bumble-bee that strugle to go up.