We all reckon that there are still a lot of noisy planes around there (stage II). Here in AMS we sometimes have some old B747s but nothing more than that. The question thus is, what is currently the noisiest plane still flying around? If the vc-10 still flies (in the UK army) I think it must be that plane.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3814 times:
I assume all military bomber / fighter aircraft are excluded here ?
(Loudest flying in that category likely would be a Harrier in hover or a B1-B Lancer on take off ...)
Quoting SASMD82 (Thread starter): If the vc-10 still flies (in the UK army) I think it must be that plane.
The VC-10 in service with the RAF is a regular visitor to HAJ recently.
Louder than other pax aircraft flying in Europe, but not that loud.
Still their roar can be heard a significant time after take off.
I recall having them taking off in the 1980s from ETNW under which's approach path I live 1 mile from touch down point. There was a period when RAF Gütersloh was closed for refurb and the RAF moved its operations to GAF Wunstorf. Was quite loud in the garden while sunbathing, but those were the times ...
Tu-154's have a distinct sound that stands out, even though it is not too loud.
IL-76 anybody ?
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
SASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 798 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3777 times:
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 3): Well, we had a RAF VC10 in AMS as well, not regularly though
Oh...well I must have missed that! Pretty cool though
Quoting HT (Reply 2): Tu-154's have a distinct sound that stands out, even though it is not too loud.
IL-76 anybody ?
Back in 1994 or 1995 when SU had a twice weekly service, we looked forward to the take off of this plane, a Tupolev 134. Every Wednesday and Sunday!!! The roar....the noise.....707 can be as noisy too...but hey, it doesn't carry only 80 people.