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What Is The Loudest Plane On Takeoff?  
User currently offlineWilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6965 times:

I live in Los Angeles, and after picking up Double Doubles from In-N-Out, my family and I head to the end of rwys 25L and 25R to watch takeoffs up close and personal. From this spot you can see what gender the pilots are (great spot). I and not a fan of noise restrictions or quiet aircraft so I camp out at LAX. BUR, SNA, LGB, and ONT suck for variety and loud aircraft. Below are the aircraft I love to see taxiing to 25R in order of pure noise. The 737-200 would normally top the list, but I haven't caught one in years. They must leave when I am at work.

1. Any 727, even with hush kits that thankfully don't work.
2. AeroCalifornia DC9's when fully loaded
3. BAX DC8's
4. AA MD82's (most frequent noise maker of list)
5. MD11's, GE or PW, when fully loaded
6. AA or UA 777-200, AF has a GE powered 777 but it's just not as loud
7. 737-800's for some reason are pretty loud

The truly sorry performers are listed below starting with the quietest.

1. A319/A320. (aka church mouse)
2. 757 PW powered
3. 737 all models except -800
4. 767 all models
5. DC10 all models
6. 747-400 all engines
7. 747-200 GE or PW
8. A300B4F's

Give me your lists and airports...

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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6941 times:

I love the B727 at Brussels  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

/Frederic


User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6939 times:


The loudest that ever heard was CONCORDE!!!!!! That bird is so loud that it hurts the ears if you are nearby.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6937 times:

I would say the IL-86 is very loud during take off.

Patrick


User currently offlineLeftypilot79 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 455 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6933 times:

ROFL....Church mouse. That really is appropriate. I just see them rolling along the runway....You don't really hear them.


aaron


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6918 times:

I really used to love the 737-200's over here at BRU, especially when I used to stand at the beginning of RWY25R (where they built a huge wall a while ago) and the pilots spooled up the engines at the beginning of the roll on RWY25R. Man, nothing beats a 737-200, that's for sure (well, except for an F-16 with full afterburner then).

As Sabena 690 already pointed out, I think 727's are one of the loudest aircraft we get to see nowadays at BRU I think, except maybe for the widebodies then.

But it's true, the newer generation of aircraft has much lower noise levels than before. From an environmental point of view, this is a good thing I think, but yes, from an aviation enthusiast's perspective, it's just not the same old thing.

Ivan



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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6917 times:

Well, we didnt restrict this to any sort of a/c, so I would have to say an F-14....

Those are really loud... for a small plane...

Of course, they get a lot of thrust...

which means the engines are big...

-Meister



Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
User currently onlineAlberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6904 times:

Used to live close to Milan Linate airport (LIN / LIML), in the Seventies. The loudest was by far the Hawker Siddeley Trident, operated by British Airways to London. Nearly broke the windowpanes every time. Close second the BAC 1-11 (same engines I think, only it had 2 not 3). But nothing came close to the furious roar of the Trident.

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6889 times:

Yes, Apuneger, absolutely right about the B732!! But we don't get them here anymore  Crying with all those noise restrictions  Pissed

Regards,
Frederic


User currently offlineLeftypilot79 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 455 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6886 times:

Yeah....F-14s and F-18s are very loud. I live near the pattern for Miramar....and those puppies rock my windows sometimes. Its obnoxious though when you are trying to sleep and they are streaking by at 0200. AHH.

aaron


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6878 times:

Concorde on a commercial level

User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6868 times:

Was leaving from ORD to IAH taking my baggage out of the rental for curbside pick up when I hear the absolute loudest take off ever, not hearing anything like that before I walk out into the middle of the street and look up.......

B-1 bomber departing ORD, amazing.....


J



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6866 times:

Concorde, B1 bomber, U2, F-4 Phantom, F-15 with afterburners. I've heard all these but none of them are as loud as the old KC-135's with water injection.

T prop.


User currently offlineLBA2 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6857 times:

I have not heard it myself but I was under the impression that the VC-10's were quite loud on take off??

User currently offlineLeftypilot79 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 455 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6845 times:

Are we all forgetting about the EAR PIERCING loudness of the Lear 24? I think that is definitely louder than a 737. Higher pitch, and that snap crackle pop sound out of the back. Personally....one of my favorites in terms of loudness.


aaron


User currently offlineEBOS From Belgium, joined Jul 2001, 520 posts, RR: 49
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6829 times:

Ever heard a Tu134....? Big grin

Sven



An-225 stalker: 1 x LUX, 1 x EIN, 1 x DXB, 2 x SHJ, 3 x CGN
User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6824 times:

No question: the B-36. Too bad we'll never hear one again. Some buildings in Fort Worth are still vibrating from B-36 takeoffs.

User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 1410 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6817 times:

HAS to be the VULCAN!!!!

seen it at several airshows, when it put the afterburners on, MAN that was loud!!

regards

mike



User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6803 times:

The Vulcan is very very infamous around where I used to live. In Manchester, within a mile of Woodford, when the original Vulcan engine testing program was carried out there. My parents said it was so loud, even being quite far away, that you could feel it through the house!!!

I've seen it at the woodford airshow, and the Airbus friends and family day, and its very loud!

Also, the Hawker Hunter, very loud!!!

Commercial airliner wise, probably the CV990 (I have distinct memorys of a Spantax specimen, bloody hell!!), the 707 and the (surprisingly) DC10. I heard a DC10 at AMS when I was spotting there, and it felt more powerful and louder than the tu-134 of Pulkovo that I saw there.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineWJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6785 times:

737-200 and fokker f28

User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 908 posts, RR: 36
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6771 times:

...have you ever had a close stand when a BAC-111 gives full throttle...??

...if you have, you won't forget it, the sound beats easily a DC-8-55 (not a quiet one, either...)!


Johan


User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 908 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

...oh, I almost forgot, the 707-400 is a real killer...


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User currently offlineNeednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6748 times:

Hey Wilax, where is your spot. I want to come up to LA one day and sit and watch, the 737's at SAN are boring....when is the best time for departures? Could you email me?

User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6729 times:

The BAC1-11 was by far, the loudest plane my ears ever experienced. Even hushkitted. On a cold winter morning, you could hear the crackle of those Speys for miles. I remember those Mohawks and Alleghenys taking off from PVD. I grew up just a mile from T.F. Green Airport.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4133 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

I would say that the loudest I've heard in my experience are the 737-200s and the old BAC 1-11's

25 Dc863 : For me the loudest were the CV-880s/990s,Dc8-20/30/40, 707-all series/720s especially the turbojet powered versions, BAC1-11s Tridents especially the
26 SSTjumbo : Well, I assume we're not talking about the SPACE SHUTTLE(!!!) here, so I'll drop $.40 more into the toll booth: At MDW, the old ATA 722s are louder th
27 J.mo : Here at Salt Lake we sometimes get a Casino Express 737-200 and that bad boy is loud. But as far as planes being the loudest, F-105's, Harriers and A-
28 Greeneyes53787 : Several TUs are loud. I think Convair 880s were the loudest. Amazingly they probably were the most quiet inside at cruise. Some say the 990s were loud
29 IMissPiedmont : The 727 is loud? The loudest to the ear in current airline use, with the exception of the Concorde, must surely be A DC-9-80. But the loudest I've eve
30 Qantas737 : F/A-18s, F-15s, C-5B Galaxy on takeoff, P&W powered 707-300s and RB211 powered 747-200s top my list. On a more regular basis up until recently though
31 Leftypilot79 : LOL about the L1011. I grew up in Pacific Beach (8mi away from SAN) in San Diego...and when DL flew the 1011s to HNL I could always here them when the
32 Post contains images AeroGlobeAir7 : USAF AWACS aircraft, (707s) are really loud. My grandma works on Tinker AFB, I got to go out and see some AWACS action one time, it was great. I was d
33 N766ua : Northwest's DC-9s can be identified by both their loud rumble and the smoke plume following them through the sky. Only plane I can identify from 10 mi
34 Post contains links and images Master Trijet : An-24 has to be the loudest twin engined turboprop in the world. Damm hat iis loud!. I remember when I was a kid my grandfather would take me to Jose
35 HlywdCatft : I don't know how the 777-200 and 737-800 made the list as some of your loudest favorites and 744 not being loud. A Northwest 744 took off over me at D
36 Indianguy : Here at BOM, the 737-200's are definitely the loudest among regular visitors. There is also a weekly Il-62 operated by some African airline which is c
37 YXDfan : I can always tell when the F28s are departing YYC... they're noticeably louder than a 732!
38 Aztec01 : Back in the '60's, it was UAL's Caravelles out of KCLE. Today it's gotta be the Panavia Tornado. (But I've never heard the Concorde takeoff)
39 GDB : HUYfan, the Olympus engines fitted to the Vulcan were not reheated, still, it was loud enough! At LHR, it's Concorde, until the end of September it's
40 Donder10 : Next loudest thing we get is the T154 I would say.However,I bet we get some Il86s again in the future.At least I hope so-I'm not too fond of Stage3.
41 Trickijedi : In my experience, the 727 and the MD80 are the loudest during takeoff. I haven't really "heard" the Concorde yet but I'm sure it has the previous plan
42 Cmchardyfl : I reckon the Gulfstream aircraft are extremely loud. The G2 and 3 especially but even the G4 and 5 make a hell of a noise. But of course, its all good
43 Post contains images Brons2 : The older 727's are NOISY. Talking the -100 and -50 models. The newer ones got a lot quieter. I used to go to the observation deck at DFW and man thos
44 TNboy : The Convair 880 would shake the terminal windows. Wonderful! Never got to fly in one unfortunately, but sure heard a few! Cheers Bill
45 Douglas DC 8 : The DC 8-63 Ugo Vicenzi wrote in his book "Early American Jetliners" the following sentence: "DC 8-63. This version was the noisiest of the subsonic j
46 T prop : Do the old KC-135's still fly with waterinjectioned engines??? Don't think there are any A models left flying except NASA's 'vomit comet' and I don't
47 Post contains images Bellerophon : GDB ...while aircraft are taking off westwards... I wonder if perhaps you meant Eastwards? Or have the apprentices been fiddling with the compasses ag
48 EGGD : Hi folks, I've stood behind (about 80m behind, and 15m to the left) a 732 and MD-80 while they've spooled up and taken off, and trust me, they aren't
49 Theiler : The KC135R's having the CFM56's on them are ungodly quiet, compared to the old "A" J57's!! When a lightly-loaded KR35 comes in for an option approach
50 Close2lax : I also live very close to LAX, and I frequently go to do some spotting; after the war in Afghanistan broke, every single day there was a large militar
51 Post contains images RayChuang : I think when it comes to loud planes, there are two planes I know are famous for high decibel counts. The first is the old KC-135A's powered by the J5
52 Ex_SQer : I used to live directly under the takeoff flight path at BKK, and the only aircraft that ever really bothered me was Aeroflot's IL-86 (I think!). Alwa
53 Ironchain15 : The loudest ones I have heard are the 727 and the DC-9-10. But, I believe the Concorde would have to be the loudest, even though I have not had the op
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