Wing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1552 posts, RR: 25 Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2090 times:
As I live next to the airport, the best sound of a jet engine is when it is shut off!But if you guys like noisy engines try Russian aircraft.The car alarms go off and windows shaking when a Ilyushin or a Tupelov takes of at night.
Qantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2084 times:
A C-5 takes the cake for me. But the F/A-18 comes in a very close second, thats if you havent covered your ears before its gone by.
As for commercial. I love the F.28-4000 on take off. The distinct "twang" type noise you hear at a certain power setting is great. Then it is just followed by a roar and rumble. I just love Speys, what can I say...
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
747-400, not only because it's my favorite aircraft, it's perfectly balanced, awe-inspiring, even 1-2 minutes after take-off. In the summer I often sit on my balcony and watch the fat birds take off from FRA. Even before you see 'em coming you can hear it: A deep but not unpleasant roar, a very fat sound, bass frequencies that hit the spot, not shrill, like music. I love it and for me there's no other aircraft that comes even close (Concorde is sheer power, very loud but somewhat "old-fashioned in sound", if you know what I mean).