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The 767 Howl  
User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Lately, the AA 767 from JFK has been coming here to SJC...and every day when it comes in at around 11:30am, I run to that AA gate and watch it dock. That plane is amazing...but one thing that I especially love is the howl the engines make as it lightly gains power to glide into the gate....does anybody know that noise I'm talking about? Sounds like the captain applies power slightly, then eases off and repeats that till he gets the correct speed into the gate..but this sound gives me chills, it's like a sound of raw power!

SJCguy

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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

I know EXACTLY the sound you mean too SJC.
Sadly we don't hear it at our local anymore since Air NZ and Qantas pulled their 767s out of here.
But I noticed the same sound last month when we had a BA 777 visit with RR Trent engines.
I'm trying to get the same sound on my Flight Simulator 767s but haven't found it yet.

I've never heard that "howl" (or hum?) on any other type; mind you, we don't get much here (NZWN).
We're just a small international (more like regional) airport.

Mike  Smile


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

I know the sound that you speak of!!!!!!! Very, very cool. On occasion, I will notice that a 757 will make it's own version of that sound as well. Although my favorite is still that "growl" it makes on takeoff. Most widebodies make this sound, but the 'ole "diesel-10's" do it the best.

User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 573 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1252 times:


Yep I guess I know what you mean...also , when the engines spool up on takeoff , the plastic parts of the cabin start "vibrating" in a very damp noise...



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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Hey Boeing nut!
I know that "growl" you're talking about too...lol.
And it's true; the DC10s did do it the best.
As a kid growing up in Auckland, I always used to go outside at 9:15pm just to hear that sound from the nightly Continental DC10 to Honolulu and LA as it flew over my house.

Mike (NZWN)  Smile


User currently offlineSEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

I know that sound you're talking about, and like the other's have said, the DC10's have a very distinct growl when you take off, but you have to sit forward of the engine to hear it in the plane. But that 767 sound is awesome!

Seannwdc10


User currently offlineChrisa330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

I find that I hear this howl from any aircraft with Trents. I've heard it from AC's A330's, and TS B757 when spotting at YYZ.

User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

I dont think he is talking about that Whinny sound most large turbofans make at full power. He is talking about that "Woosh' sound that the GE's make when you apply a decent amount of power. You can alo hear it on approach when a GE powered 767, the pilot applies a little power. The RR 777 makes that sound as well when they apply a little power during taxi or in flight.


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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

ATA L-1011,

Your "whinny" is our "growl", and your "whoosh" is our "howl".  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I think the sound that SJCguy is referring to is the "brake away" thrust. Either way, it's a freakin cool sound!!


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Well boeing i dont think he was referring to a takeoff growl if you read the post, just a taxi. By the way it doesnt matter!


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User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

That's the sound on the CF6-80A2 engined 763s and CF6-80A 762s. I am partial to the CF6-80C2B6F powered 763ER, myself. Now that engine sounds sweet.


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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 949 times:

I love that sound too!. Hey SJCguy starting 4/7/02 you can hear that sound twice daily. The other JFK flight will go to a 762 also!

User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 936 times:

Wait, what? Awesome! What time does that other one depart?

SJCguy


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 919 times:

Yeah, we meant the "howl" sound when it's taxiing.
Sounds like the ghost noises I used to make to my little cousins as a kid. Big grin


User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Yep the 767 does make a very distinct kind of sound- especially the 767-300. On approach they make a howling sound like no other plane and i know it's a 767 just by the sound it makes going past. I also hear that "whoosh" sound when more power is applied to the engines on final. I flew on a 737-800 the other day and on take-off/climb the engines produced a very loud "chainsaw" type sound. I was sitting in front of the engines so maybe this is why i heard it?? It's similar to the sound an A320 makes on take-off anyone know what i mean?

User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 892 times:

When a 767-300 comes in at our airport on this certain gate, it's got to make a sharp turn and the pilot needs that extra boost of power to complete the turn.

Not only do those CF6s make that incredible sound, but they really kick up some sand and debris from behind the plane and blow it back several hundred feet.

I think the DC-10 sounds pretty cool too, it's got that high-pitched sound.


User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 888 times:

Yes, I know the A320 chainsaw sound well. I think you only hear it fore of the engines, but not sure. I always think that it's going to be a really noisy flight, then it just gradually fades. I have always planned on listening really closely to try and establish just exactly when it disappears, but I always forgot. Now there's no A320s flying in Oz, so I guess it will be some time before I hear it again. Damn!
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 857 times:

SJCGuy-

AA 202 SJCJFK 0830SJC-1715JFK
AA 231 JFKSJC 1830JFK-2205SJC

Gate A15 will be used in SJC for this additional 767.

Hey I also just hear that the FIS is running way bedind schedule and will not be complete till September now. Guess the city planners missed that one big time!


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 834 times:

Just one more reason why the 767 is my favorite plane.


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