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747 First Class/Nose Gear Noises!  
User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 3268 times:
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Was lucky enough to fly in United First on a 747-400 recently. While we were on the ground, I was surprised at how loud the nose gear was when the plane was turning. The gear groans loudly and creates an awful racket. The other psgrs in First didn't seem the least bit annoyed, but I was surprised.

Is this why Lufthansa puts its First Class on the upper deck? Makes sense to me!

Jeff, UA



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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

I flew first class in a JAL 777-200 recently and the pilot had some fetish with running over all of the taxiway and runway lights. There was a lot of thumping every second or so as we ran over one. However when I flew in coach in the very back of a JAL 777-300 a few months later, either we did not run over any lights or if we did, we couldn't feel it in the rear.

As a consolation...flying on a Northwest 747-200, the brakes are very noisy and rough. You sure do know how the pilot is riding the rudder pedals!



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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

I have heard that too....I wasn't in FC but on a Corsair charter to Tahiti. My seat was in the nose section and at Tahiti Airport, there are no taxiways so the plane has to turn around on the runway.....very noisy!

User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

The sound of the nose gear retracting after take off is even better. A sound I'll be hearing in 6 hours time on a Qantas 744 from SYD to MEL.  Smile

User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 2998 times:
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Oh yeah......yee haw! Lots of wind noise, gear noise, actuator noise. About as far from a "first class" experience as you can get!

Jeff



User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

I agree with the noise for a FC cabin. I realize there isn't as much space on the upper deck but I would think that would be the best place for FC...lots of privacy...I know years ago they put it up there.

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