nra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9785 times:
I had the opportunity to experience the take off sounds of both the 787 and 747-8 at Boeing Field a few months back. (Mid-field near the runway) Both were extremely quiet in my perception. In fact, the traffic on the road behind me seemed louder..... Just my opinion, of course.
airplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 679 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7878 times:
Someone asked me this after the first flight of the 787, when I was standing alongside the runway. It occurred to me when asked that I didn't even think about how quiet it was at the time, because it wasn't anything like the roar I'm used to. So yes, much quieter.
Drewski2112 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4849 times:
Both are creepy quiet. The 747-8F is more shockingly so as it's such a large airplane. I can carry on a conversation at normal volumes as either plane rotates 110 meters away. I can't do that with a 737NG or a G-V.