Cmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4275 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?
Chock head From Samoa, joined May 2002, 148 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4105 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.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8039 posts, RR: 25 Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4094 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. The only two "horns" to speak of are the ground crew call and the altitude horn, neither of which are very loud.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4027 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
Flyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3967 times:
Sign on Tarmac:
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.
Japanguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 81 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3802 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.