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Does Anyone Like The Sound Of Thrust Reversers?  
User currently offlineCongun1 From Singapore, joined Oct 2003, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5475 times:

Are there anyone who likes to hear the sound of thrust reversers when you are in the aircraft? I like to hear to the sound of thrust reversers.

Also, what airlines make it compulsory for their pilots to use the thrust reversers (Not IDLE Reverse) when landing?

Thank you

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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

I love reverse thrust, wherever i am (inside or outside the aircraft), however i think the pilots will only use it on a short runway, if there is an aircraft landing right behind them or they wanna get off the runway quicker. Surely reverse thrust must wear out the engines quicker?

-Stephen


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

Any sound from an aircraft is good sound!

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

Reverse thrust is without a doubt my favorite sound on an airliner (followed closely by the spool-up immediately preceding takeoff)

Best incident was the very back of a DL M88 in 1993, ATL-BTR, landed well into a 6900 runway; and they braked and reversed to the max. Being right next to the engines, it was incredible!


User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5376 times:

I love the sound of thrust reversers. But then I love anything that is to do with aircraft.

User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5351 times:

It's like listening to your favorite peace of music very loud. Sure!

User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

I just love the 737-200's one!! loud and sweeeet

User currently offline7E7 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

EGGD...except for one sound...like the GPWS' 'Whoop Whoop, Low Terrain, Pull Up'


User currently offlineCaptain_777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5286 times:

7E7- Had this happen to you before??  Smile

I've been on a DL Md88 in the back as well Concordeboy. It was a LOUD experience. The 717 was sort of neat too.


User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

Love hearing the loud delta md-88s and 737-200s everytime i go to the airport, too bad all the 727s are gone.

Tim


User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5254 times:

Little off the topic. But I like the sound of a prop as it goes into BETA(reverse) and starts pulling thrust the opposite direction

David



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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5198 times:

MD80s, DC9s, 727s, 732s especially. I love the roar. High bypass engines sound great too but it's always better when its produced by a JT8D! Mix in any reversing aircraft with a wet runway.. now that's a show!  Big thumbs up


Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5152 times:

Out of all the planes I've heard reversing, Concorde beats everything. I like the sound of car alarms going off when the Concorde lands. Unfortunately, those days are gone.

Surprisingly enough, I've learned recently that Jetblue planes are not equipped with thrust reversers...anyone else knew it?



A mile of runway takes you to the world. A mile of highway takes you a mile.
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8153 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

And where did you hear that?


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User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

Every time I sit in the tailcone of an MD-80, I wait excitedly to hear the clam shells come out and hear the engines roar to life again. Most flight attendants who sit back there put their fingers in their ears, but not me!

One of the more quiet reverse thrusts I've ever heard is on the MD-90. QQ had five equipped with IAE V2525 engines. Although quiet, one could not mistake the power they had by listening to the engines whine during takeoff. Truly the best!



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

It is so great to see that most or all aviation enthusiast think the same.

Just love to hear airplanes use reverse thrust. AS one said, I love all sounds esp. thrust reverse and engine spool up to take off power. I even like to hear when an aircraft revs a lot to taxi.

For reverse I love the older jets, B727, L1011, MD-80 series etc.

For engine spool up to taxi, I like newer jets like the 737NG or A320 series. I like to hear the engine change from the grumble to the whine as it powers up to taxi.

For take off sound? Older Jets all the way especially the B727. I dont like to hear the engine buzz on newer jets.



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5078 times:

Nothin can beat the sound of the 4 beasts driving a C5...

but reverse is also a great sound! combine it with wet runways, spray...awesome...

But, the sound is great on side, but some of the frequencies can hurt the ears a little...

I actually love takeoff sounds most, not airbus though, but a 747 on takeoff, C17, like metinoned C5 (ouuuhhh!!!!! yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!!!!)

Actually, turboprop sounds are quite cool as well, these really sound like somethings happening...some spinning parts...kinda oldskool...

Missing in my sound-collection is the reverse-sound of a C5...must be sort of a celebration hearing that...heard it only from distance, doesn't count...



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 5018 times:

'Surprisingly enough, I've learned recently that Jetblue planes are not equipped with thrust reversers...anyone else knew it? '

I almost believed that as I was looking through the database. Out of all the pics of landing Jetblues, there was only ONE that proved that statement wrong.. just barely  Big thumbs up

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Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 4979 times:

Classic Northwest DC-9 powerbacks from the back gates of the McNamara Terminal in Detroit. Sweet stuff.


Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

A friend of mine one had a hotel room in the Radisson across the street from SNA and every time a B 757 landed and kicked in the thrust reversers it sounded like someone skidding a large steel plate across the concrete. Of course this was a weird byproduct of sound reflections, but it did take a couple of times to work out exactly what the godawful sound was.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy No other types of aircraft had the same grating sound. It is something I'll probably remember for the rest of my life.


Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

"Any sound from an aircraft is good sound!"

Except the kind where you are at the back seat of an MD-90 and you hear a loud SLPINCH and all you see are sparks and your blood everywhere and you turn your head and see the ground instead of a window and then you say, "Oh yeah, a turbine blew" -- that's not the sound I want to hear.


Back to the topic, reverse thrusters sound better because they are going against the flow of air. Like the older 731/732's landing in dirty runways and this cloud of dust/sand gets caught up around the wing tips and swirls to the back -- it's cool.



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4866 times:

Just like N312RC said, DC-9 powerbacks were great! There was almost nothing like the feeling you get when you are standing at the nose of a DC-9 and the captain gives you a "thumbs up", you give him a "chalks removed" and "all clear" sign, you bring him forward about 4 feet and then the deafening.... ROOOOOAAAAAARRR!!!!!! The dust kicks up! The air fills with the aroma of burned Jet-A and this great metal bird is slowly moving backwards with a sharp turn out to the taxi position! You signal him to bring the aircraft to a fwd/stop position, all clear again and salute him off! You walk away looking back thinking... "My God! I love my job!!"
Now I say "ALMOST nothing like" a DC-9, but the only aircraft I enjoyed powering back more was the earth-shaking roar of our 727! Sometimes I thought those bird could have measured on the Richter Scale!
But all good things must come to an end and two years ago LIT received a
..."sigh" pushback. So our powerback days are long gone.  Crying

GG



"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

When it is the sound of an arrival to a still unknown destination, it is a sound offering a reward : happiness in expectation.
Regards. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineVS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

First time i ever flew a 737-200 they turned on the thrust reversers just after touchdown and when i saw them open up i almost shit myself because i thought the engine was falling off. my buddy had a good laugh at my expense because of that one.

User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

I experienced a powerback at DFW. I was onboard an AA MD-80 bound for New York(LGA) and we are ready for pushback. All of the sudden I hear the engines power up and we start moving back. I was like...WTF??? We are moving back on our own power?? Sure enough...we were!! I did not know this was a common practice....or is it??

Why wouldnt they use a HUF instead of wasting fuel like thaT?



Visca Barça!!
25 Qqflyboy : Iberia340600: The cost savings in equipment needed to push the -80s makes up for the minimal fuel spent while performing a powerback. The procedure is
26 Iberia340600 : Qqflyboy: Thanks for the info. I didnt know it was a common practice at DFW...I figured maybe they were short on equipment and did the powerback for t
27 Post contains images JMChladek : I was on a couple CO 727s from the gold tail days when they did reverse thrust powerbacks from the gate and that was quite a lot of fun. On a recent t
28 CRJmx : I used to work the ramp for NWA and there is nothing like a DC-9 or 727 during a powerback. The best part is when you are all sweaty from loading one
29 Dispatch : A little O/T @AvroArrow: the 757 always seems to make strange sounds. When you stand just left or right from it's flight path, when it's on finals, yo
30 Mr.BA : Anyone likes the reversers on the B747 classic? When they go full is a deep constant roar... I sure do like it!
31 Ar385 : You struck the point, Mr.BA, the only reverse thrust I recall and cherish is the one from the good ol' B747 Classic, but with the JT9D engines, The ma
32 Dc863 : Concorde may win 1st place on reverse noise but a very close second goes to the Tridents. Wow!
33 Rb211 : YES LAWD! Especially from the RB-11's and GE90's and almost as much as I like the sound of one or the other flying overhead on finals.
34 Post contains images BA : Oh I just love the sound of thrust reversers. MEA makes it compulsory to use thrust reversers upon landing. I have never had a quiet, idle reverse lan
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