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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

None of that quiet and clean rubbish !!


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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Yikes. I've never seen a 27 smoke THAT bad.

Wonder what they were burning back in 1971? JP-4?

cough Nice shot. cough



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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

What about this little smoker then ??


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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

I second that about the "quiet and clean rubbish" Hkgspotter1.
Since Air NZ dumped the 737-200s, most of what we get at WLG are the -300,
-700 and -800; Pussy Planes. Big grin .......BORING!

A few times a week though we get the Air Force coming in with something nice and noisy (and smokey)!!

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Hong Kong has got BETTER !!, we now have the CEBU PACIFIC DC-9 and the TRANSMILE 727F's !!. They not be very loud but its better then nothing !

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

That's an awesome shot of the 727! It's truly a great aircraft in every sense of the word. I'm glad we get the 727 & for that matter the DC-9 in Hong Kong, but I haven't seen the DC-9 yet.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

When i spot at ORD i always know when a 727 is coming.... you can see that smokestack from 5 miles out!!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1557 times:

The airlines were forced to install burner cans on all JT8 engines in 1971. Believe me I miss seeing those mile long smoke trails of the 727,737,DC9 and CV880 and CV990s. Aircraft now are so much more boring.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Hkg82,

If you never come to the airport you will never see the DC-9 !!


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1501 times:
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Look at that smoke! I remember when I was near MDW with Jonathan, Kevin, Gariel, and Don and I was looking at this Northwest DC-9 waiting to takeoff and when it accelerated there was this black smoke that came out of it when it took off and it bounced off the wall and flew up in the air. I also saw a AirTran DC-9 today going to ATL and I saw it leave a smoke trail too.


"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

I missed something.
How do you equate smoke with being a 'real' aircraft?
777 doesn't smoke...seems real enough to me.

Or are you talking about the rumble when they pass? That, I can agree on.
Gimme a 737-200 any day!


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

For the rumble, nothing (except, perhaps, and A-4 Skyhawk) can beat the four pounding round ones:

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You don't just see that thing for miles, you feel it!
 Smokin cool



The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

When I was in ATL in January, watching all of the AirTran DC9s take off was like watching a bunch of Cigars burning. But then when a 717 took off, the only smoke trail it left was the tires squealing on the runway.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

REAL, as in dirty and loud.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

I wonder how many of you are old enough remember the J57-powered KC-135A water wagons.

They were common sights at the now-closed McClellan AFB near Sacramento, California up to the early 1980's; the KC-135A certainly had very interesting takeoff sounds and sights. Who could forget the very loud whine of the J57's as the plane was flying towards you and the loud roar after the plane passed over, and the J57's trailing a long trail of dark smoke?  Smokin cool


User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

I remember, just like the CV880s and CV990s. I used to live in Chicago in the late 60s and remember seeing Delta's 880s blast off with their characteristic exhaust trail.

User currently offline707guy From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

I miss the AA 707's that used to depart CLE. Lots of noise and smoke... Oddly enough I've noticed that A319's and A320's show a little smoke on approach. Haven't seen any on takeoff though.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

You want smoke, just come watch any of our takeoffs in the 'fatboy' . The E-3 is known as a smoking pig  Smile It was great up at Maple Flag this year, the German F-4s we were working with smoked for miles- luckily their callsign was 'Smoke XX'  Smile Those are some smoky airplanes. Making Greenpeace proud I'm sure.....


Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Right on! The 727 is the real deal. It is not only loud (which I love), the 727 is, IMO, the most sturdy, reliable aircraft ever built, that is why it is my favorite!  Big thumbs up Who needs quiet airplanes? I always loved the howling sound the 727's P&W JT8D engines make.

LONG LIVE THE 727

-GD727



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User currently offlineSMcC From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

How about the sound of a 20 series learjet?
It really gets to your gut!


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

A non-hush kitted 727 will make the ground shake. If you ever see one about to go around, cover your ears. I like F-4 Phantoms for the same reason.

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

It is engine fire if this happens to modern acfts like 777/340.

HKspotter1 must be missing those good old smokey days.  Wink/being sarcastic

r panda


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

Obviously none of you have ever lived under a departure flight path... Old 27's would rattle my windows. No doubt when one flew over.

I distinctly remember these guys being particularly ear-shaking:

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Just think, when the 727 came out in 1964, The Aircraft was "fitted with jt8d pratt and whitney smokeless engines." LOL Makes me wanna laugh.

User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

I'll always remember the "pocket rocket" DC9-21s of SAS when the took off, now that was some sound! Also the Tridents from BEA. Especially the Trident 3Bs. I lived near STO Arlanda in the early 70s and distincly remember the Tridents roaring overhead. The TU134s from IF and LOT were earsplitters too. To me nothing defines a plane more by it's roar and smoke. I particularly love the Apollo like crackle as it climbs away. As for approach noise the DC8-20s, 30s, 40s and 707s were incredible!

25 Janne : I would say "A Real Aircraft" was the DC-7C. The engine startup included miss-ignitions (don't know if thats the right expression in english), puffs o
26 Redngold : The 737-200s and DC-9s that come into KCLE still smoke and roar! In fact, I can often tell a DC-9 from an MD-80 by the smoke trail (on approach)... re
27 Hkgspotter1 : Red Panda, Well, I'm 30 in two weeks so I did not get to see most of the good stuff, I only did REAL spotting since 1992. Yes I saw some 707, 727's ev
28 Notdownnlocked : A real plane that I miss to see is the 880/990 and old straight pipe 707's/DC-8's. Those you could see the smoke trail from takeoff roll to as far as
29 Post contains images SJC-Alien : ...." Clap Clap Clap Clap...whoohoooooooooooooooooooo..." right on.!! I've video-taped airliners for the last 17 years, and there was nothing like sta
30 SJC-Alien : ...Ray Chuang... Yes,,I did manage to get to Beale AFB to film the SR-71 Blackbird in the late 1980's,,,and before the 'Blackbird' departed, 2-KC-135'
31 CO777-200ER : I love MKE. Hearing all of those Midwest Express DC9-10 and 30 taking off. Wow those still shake the ground once in a while. And I can definatley tell
32 Positive rate : I remember when Ansett used to operate the 727-200. On take-off this airplane makes a rumble like no other and on cold crisp nights you could hear tho
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