L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1673 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 970 times:
From inside the airplane I have found the DC-9 to be the loudest if you're sitting in the back near the engines. And the Martin 4-0-4 sounds the loudest on takeoff. It sounds like those piston engines are going to fly apart.
777Rules From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 970 times:
I have to say it also depends where you are, standing how far below the aircraft. I have to say the loudest I've heard was the RAAF 707 at the Airshow '97 near Melbourne, Asutralia, also the 747s. Inside the cabin, the quietest I've been on was a FAT MD-82 in Taiwan on a domestic flight. The quietest for a widebody i've been on is the 777 and A340.
By the way, the 757-300 and -200 are not loud at all.
AA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 971 times:
The loudest ive ever heard from the outside was a Concorde on Take-off from heathrow. I was sitting in a taxi to go to the airport and a concorde flew maybe 80 feet above us, AT MOST, and i thought i was gonna die, i thought that a plane was about to hit us.
From the inside , the loudest ive been on was the 727.
IT is loud and vibrates alot.
DAZ777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 973 times:
gotta be concorde.....i was at LHR last week when it went off.....set car alarms off for miles ...hahah............i used to see ryanair`s BAC-111`s go from luton but they were no where near as loud as the concorde..........
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5049 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 970 times:
From the outside, I'd say the DC9 and 727. The 757's are amazingly quiet; Airbus are quiet too but their engines make a distinctive whine. From the inside, the DC9 wasn't all that terrible and i sat in the back. By the way, why did they make a window on the last row and call it a window seat when all you see is the engine???!! Anyway, quietest on the inside for me was an F100 - but of course i was sitting in the front.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
SW 737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 970 times:
I've never heard the Concorde, so from what I have heard an F-15 taking off at full afterburner and B-1B's just flying are pretty loud. If you count sonic booms, a B-1B broke the speed of sound directly over where I live. That was VERY loud.
BTW, JR737 there is no such thing as a Tu-86. The is a Il-86 and a Tu-95, but no Tu-86.
Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 970 times:
Talking about military, the Tornado is also amazing loud. The only time I've heard and see the Concorde, I was in the WC at home. I start hearing a strange noise from an aircraft, so strange that I went out to see what was it. Then I saw the Concorde taking off from FAO. This was about 10 years ago.
Any plane using afterburn must be loud.
Luis, Faro, Portugal
All this group was something really bad!!! If you were looking to them and listening to them your brain would start like having a bell inside. The Caravelle with those RR Avons was terrible! Beeing aviation enthusiast at that time was like carrying a cross, you had to make great sacrifices!!! In our days now planes have sweet sounds to our hears, sometimes you dont even hear them comming!!!
Gnarly From Malta, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 971 times:
I used to live on the flight path a couple of hundred yards from the end of Düsseldorf airport's main runway. It was the usual situation where you can tell what aircraft it was just by the noise of their engines. Although they had quite a few widebodies at DUS 747s, DC10s, TriStars, the noisiest (and dirtiest) bird in the sky were BA and Aer Lingus 1-11s. You would also tend to notice these aircraft more because they also had much shallower climb rates than those of most aircraft (and especially the ridiculously high aoa used by Lufthansa Jets.)
Perhaps if we devise a noise to weight ratio you'll see that the 1-11s come pretty near the top. More recently I lived 12 miles from LHR, but the only aircraft I would still hear inside was Concorde.
Loud As Hell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 970 times:
I would really have to say the loudest airplanes
today are both the 727 and MD80/90's and lets not
forget the 737-200 series. I often plane watch
from my car at New York's LGA and find myself
winding my window up to drown out the loud noise
coming from those tired turbines.757-300 wrote:-------------------------------What is the loudest, noisyest airplane there is. Is the 757-300 very noisy? Or the 200?