DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1708 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
It can be extremely quiet in the First Class, and foreward coach cabins of the 727. I would not consider the noise in the aft to be horrible, it is just a little louder than most. In relative response, I love sitting in the aft of 722's and hearing that roar as you kind of trapse down the runway, and that old gal pitches up and you kind of float for a second, and then off you go into the wild blue yonder.
~Long live the 727~
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ATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1426 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
Yes the 72S really doesnt have a bad seat unless you are way toward the rear which really isnt that bad. Sitting behind the engine exhaust in a 732 is about a s bad as you can get nowadays. I remember in 1980 I sat behind the engine exhaust on a American 707 I will never forget all that racket that thing made, I remeber my mom commeneting on how noisy this thing is.
Kevin82277 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
I was really surprised by my ride on the 727 last year. I have heard and watched that plane take off many times and it is one of the loudest I have heard. But I sat near the rear on one last year and it incredibly quite. And it is a very smooth ride.
I sat near the back on the final AA 727 departure from MIA. I was expecting to be blasted out of my seat, but it was fairly quiet back there. Just a low humming of the engines, and of course the more forward you sit the quieter it will be. The F-100 sucks, I'm sorry to say. I sat in front of the wing and my head was going to explode. Inflight was fine, but when your on the ground and the engines are on idle, there is a horrable humming noise throughout the cabin. Kind of like an "out of sync" vibration like on a Dash 8.
Iflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
I couldn't agree more. I remember the comment one person made about our 727's. To roughly quote him..."The NWA 727's are like a beautiful lady on her way to work. She's wearing her blue jeans, her gray sweater, and her red silk scarf, which the wind happens to catch." I think that's the best way to describe her.
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Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5083 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2108 times:
I sat in the back of a 727 in December and while on the ground it was extremely loud....a steady "roar" which i learned by my post on the tech forum, was from the APU outlet being at the wing root area instead of at the tail. So, sitting in the front should be quieter. But once we got rolling I dont think the back was much worse than any other jet.
BTW, sitting in the back of the MD80 was also noisy on the ground....not because of an APU but the galley & door being right there made it noisier on the ground.
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Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
Regarding the POWER Pushback- there was an earlier post about usefulness of reverse thrust on jet aircraft and most people came to the consensus that reverse thrust is not really that effective. It goes to show if airplanes like the 727 can do pushbacks using reverse thrust then it must be pretty effective afterall!! BTW i've never experienced a POWERED pushback- they are not normally practised here in Australia to my knowledge.
Kevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
The 727's engine noise wasn't bad at all in the cabin. I've had decompresssions of the number 2 engine happen while we were starting down the runway. That was VERY loud. But usually it wasn't bad at all.
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