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Do Airliners Have Horns?  
User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4896 times:

Do airliners have horns? Ive always wandered. You often here of large aircraft bumping into eachother on the ground. Does a 747 give off an almighty 'HONK' before getting bumped or grazed by another airliner? I just wandered. Can anybody help me out?

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4880 times:
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I don't know for sure, but i'm guessing no. Radio contact is probably the 'horn' for airliners.



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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4872 times:

Yes. Delta jets play "Dixie" when they honk. 747's and 777's have low growly kind of honk and RJ's make little "beep beep" noises.

User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4863 times:

LOL. Thats kinda funny. Thanks.

User currently offlineCO/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4850 times:

There is a horn on most but it is to call ground persons not to honk at another a/c in order to flip the bird.

User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4832 times:

Yeah, there's a klaxon right beside the throttle, and Aeromexico planes have one of those horns that play "La Cucaracca" when you honk them  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

LOL. I didnt know the airlines had such a sense of humour.

Has anyone ever heard one of these horns first hand during a close incident?

Have any pilots in the forum ever used a horn to warn another aircraft of a possible collision?

Have any pilots in the forum ever been 'honked' by another aircraft warning you that you are pretty close?

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

I didnt know the airlines had such a sense of humour.

I didn't know that I-RONY was an Alitalia A321.


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Sean, I-RONY isn't an Alitalia A321.

It's a Hawker 800XP.


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

I-RONY isn't an Alitalia A321. It's a Hawker 800XP.

Sorry, I meant I-DIOT.


User currently offlineChock head From Samoa, joined May 2002, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

Like CO/ba said, the horns are used to get the attention of the ground crew. In a collision situation between aircraft on the ground the horn would probably not be heard over the engines. If you are standing anywhere near the front of the plane, the horn is loud enough that it would get your attention right quick.

User currently offlineAviatsiya.ru From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

Sorry, I meant I-DIOT

Originally an Air India B747-437B from what I understand.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

I think you might be confused. Airliners do not have "horns" the way you would think of them. And, if my impression about how you took that is right, pretty much all of the above posts were jokes. No airlines play music with horns.  Smile The only two "horns" to speak of are the ground crew call and the altitude horn, neither of which are very loud.


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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4653 times:

This very same question was asked in the TechOps forum some time back. Here is the thread. Hopefully it will answer your question.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/20194/4/



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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

BEEP BEEP..... "Well John, This is certainly a bad traffic Jam. Why don't you call ATC and see when this is going to clear up." "Ok Bill." "Southwest 2151 declaring an emergency, can we get around this traffic jam?" "Roger 2151, Just climb to 39,000feet, and we'll see what we can do." "Hey Bill. Snicker Snicker, How do you like that?" "BWA HA HA HA HA!!!" BEEP BEEP

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

Sign on Tarmac:

WARNING

Clark County Noise Abaitment Ordinance Prohibits Horn Honking
10am - 10pm Over Residential Areas
Maximum $100 Fine. Fines Doubles On School Days.



FORT WORTH, TX (Reuters) -- An American Airlines pilot was assaulted today by an AirTran pilot after another taxiway-rage inncident. The AirTran Boeing 767 taxied infront of the American 747 who was going to runway 62 Left. The American pilot honked his horn to warn the AirTran pilot who jumped out of his plane and puled the American pilot from his cockpit while beating him. The pilot was soon assisted by fellow AA pilots who left their Airbus MD-92 aircraft parked nearby. All flights from DFW were suspended while the FBI investigated. "At this time we have no indication that this was anything more that your run-of-the-mill taxiway-rage case... nothing like the terrorist taxiway-rage case we had a few days ago" said one FBI official. Saturday a United 707 was hijacked at the gate but the plot was foiled when the hijacker jumped from his aiplane and attacked the pilot of a Concorde operated by Republic Airlines who had honked him. The AirTran pilot was charged with assault.


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4476 times:

LMAO@Flyboy.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineJapanguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 81 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

NW horn- Old Viking style straight from the bull.
UA horn- When pushed, releases a string of explicatives.
AA horn- Who are we kidding, they have a shotgun in the back!
CO horn- Releases a whinny complaint about how the other airplane is stupid and can't follow the rules.
US horn- You never hear it, because the plane is going faster than the speed of sound (a shot at the beltway drivers!)
HP horn- Sounds strikingly like a Cadillac Coupe De Ville. 1979 vintage.
BA horn- The pilot actually goes and honks the horn of the other plane on their behalf. After all, the BA pilot Must have been wrong.
AF horn- None. They wouldn't resort to acknowledging the other plane.
AI horn- If used, a group of children collect and begin to beg for money.
NH horn- The nose gear dips when the horn is used.
QF horn- This actually yells "Get out of the WAY!" Only available on their 744s.



User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

CO horn- Releases a whinny complaint about how the other airplane is stupid and can't follow the rules.

CLASSIC!!!!


User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4362 times:

Some airliners have horns. Here's a 757 with 'em.

http://www.af.mil/news/May2000/n20000510_000702.html


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