Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1413 times:
I have heard this many times watching the planes land here in St. John's. Another time I ws a very good distance from the Airport and a B-767 was flying overhead and all I heard was a low wooshing sound, it started out kinda high pitched and then went low sounding. It lasted for about 5-10 seconds. I think that it was the flaps getting ready for the landing. Also the BAe 146 makes a sound like that when it takes off and when it lands. it is kinda nerve racking if it is your first time flying on the aircraft and not paying attentition to the flight announcments!!
Dnalor From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1378 times:
Where I lived was very close to the airport, when 737's were on short final on a quiet evening the wake vortices would stream down thru my driveway and make the wierdest sound you have ever heard, used to amaze my friends but scared the hell outa me the first time i heard it as it was about 5-10 seconds after the aicraft had passed.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5089 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1362 times:
Try going down to DCA across the river from Washington DC.
You get extremely close to the runway in the park there and the planes come right over head. I heard that noise right after the plane passed. It was so wierd...like a wind-whipping sound for a few seconds. Great.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Kaplano1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
Here in Sydney when a B737 lands you always hear the sound of the wing tip vortices. I think it sounds like "Gift Rapping or Newpaper" being rustled around. You also see the vortices appear off the wings and flaps, states, etc of aircraft when they are on short finals.