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Interesting Sound A300  
User currently offlineA300 American From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 180 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

Hello all,

I usually fly to and from South America (LIM) on American Airlines Big grin A300s. I always noticed that when the plane begins to move to the ramp (or just move), the engines make a spooling up sound (normal) and then make a sound as if they are spooling down (spooling up sound with a high pitch engine sound followed by a low pitched-hollow engine sound......But the thing is, the plane continues to move forward...even gain momentum!!). I sometimes fly on LAN Chiles 767s and noticed their engines don´t make that interesting sound. Hmmm.....Any thoughts anyone? I believe that American uses GE engines.


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User currently offlineCO DC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

The A300 and the 767 are completely different aircraft with different characterisitcs. Airbus has been noted in the past as having weird engine noises especially on their A319/320/321 narrowbodies where the engine sound is described as a "yelping dog being blended."

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

I absolutely love that sound from the A300 and A310's.

"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineFly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

May be it's a pre flight engines test .

Without mistakes we will never learn
User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2726 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Another CODC10 I see!

User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

well yes, A300's makes this sound, and i have noticed it on the NWA dc-10's too

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

The dog noise might be the hydraulic pumps (hear it all the time, and pax always get worried). As for the A300, I just flew on one last week (had been 12 years since my last ride), and the sound on take off was really something. High pitched whine, then deep....I love it!

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