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B-1B, How Loud?  
User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2531 times:

Im gonna be seeing this aircraft do a few fly-by's at the Abbotsford airshow this weekend. I was wondering how loud this thing is......does it compare to the Concorde? Keep in mind people that I love loud aircraft.....dont think im a sissy  Pissed. Just asking out of curosity.

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User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

CYKA, At the Avalon airshow, I thought that the Tornado and the Nimrod were damn loud. I always have thought this from the day I first saw these some 13 years earlier. However the American announcer said "Wait till you see the B1, then you'll hear noise"

I guess this was a "we are better statement" but in all honesty, I didn't think it was anywhere near as loud when I heard it. Mind you, after the Tornado and the Nimrod my hearing may have been impaired  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Glenn


User currently offlineEricCieslar From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

yeah i was at avalon too and agree with glen. the tornado was mighty loud.

User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

the B-1 is incredibly loud during full afterburner takeoffs. i've heard them takeoff out of mcguire and nellis. i was very impressed by the noise both times

User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

Hmmm, interesting. I would never have suspected the Nimrod could be so loud. Are you guys refering to the Paniva Tornado fighters? The loudest a/c I have seen was an F-18 and those afterburner manuvers and low passes were at the limit of my noise tolarance. The YXX site is down right now but I know the Nimrod will be there doing a demo.

User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

The B-1B is very loud IMO. We have them stationed at Dyess AFB, TX, not far from here. When they takeoff with afterburner, hold on to your ears!

User currently offlineMIG54 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 39 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

B1-B may not be as loud as Concorde but it is a mighty impressive airshow performer. You won't be dissapointed. I was lucky enough at Edwards AFB show to get some pictures of B-52,B-1,and B-2 in formation flight. Hope you enjoy Abbotsford as much.

User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

In all honesty, I was surprised the Nimrod was so load, but the Tornado, I think beats the Hornet for noise. I haven't heard a B1 take off so I have to claim ignorance there.

User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Im starting to think It was a good thing I didnt pay the extra $10 for runway seating. Being some 50 feet away from a powering up B-1 or Nimrod would not be cool(based on what I gathered from you guys).

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

B-1B is a good aircraft to have roar past on a cold English morning. It clears away the fog and warms you as you stand along the runway  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

quite loud, but not as loud as a squadron of Phantoms or Tornadoes taking of in formation.



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User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

he he

8 Squirrel helicopters do not make as much noise as a flat out Iroquios  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Ohh I loved the B-1, what a great performer. Defiently the noisest there (set off cheap car alarms), but the noise was more of a deep rumble then the "scream" of the fighters. Somehow I thought it would be louder, not that im disapointed.

User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

Back from YXX It was alright.. The Runway seating was not worth it.
The B1B thou.. It was loud alright,.It almost feels as if it beat the sound barrier cuz the sound comes right after the plane passess.. Boy Ive never had that before..
It was great to see it Zooom By.
I think the F16 is the loudest by far.. My ears started to hurt. DUring afterburner take off run..

Bo



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

You've apparently never heard a Tornado... F-16s whisper past compared to those twin RB199s  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Usually an increase in thrust governs how loud an engine is, each of the Lancer's engines are around 30-34,000 lbs. while each of Concorde's are at 38,400 lbs. But Concorde's engines are turbojets, so I guess the B-1b's aren't as loud.

BTW, does anyone think the B-1 would be unstable since their main landing gears have that small wheel base? Does it tip easy in crosswinds and scratch it's wings when landing, is my question?



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User currently offlineSpectre From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

I was sat at the end of RAF Mildenhall Runway while a B-1B was doing an engine test a couple of years ago...and I've only just got my hearing back. I still believe that the Tornado is louder.

User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

I definately have to say that the B-1B is the loudest aircraft that i've ever heard. At an airshow at YXU a few years back, the pilot put on his brakes and then hit full afterburner, and stood there at the end of the runway for about 10 seconds before taking off. After a bit it wasn't noise anymore but pressurse waves pounding your ears, I loved it. Second has to be the F-14, this year at YXU he did the lowest takeoff i have ever seen... i was standing at the end of the runway and he had to be only like 15 feet over the fence on full afterburners, MUCH louder than a Tornado or even an F-4.... the hornet is quiet compared to these guys.... or maybe it's just my hearing that's going.

snf


User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Extremely loud. I tell you that at the Edwards Airshow, I was dissapointed in the SR71. Not loud at all. The B1B is the loudest Ive heard right up there with Concorde.

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User currently offlineUSAir1489 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

We had a pair of B-1s do flybys at Lakehurst this year... even when they didn't go by in afterburner, I thought they were still pretty loud (check out my Lakehurst videos).

Steve



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User currently offlineExtra300L From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

If you want a loud aircraft, then the vulcan would shake your house apart with those 4 bristol Olympus engines! but unfortunatly it no longer flies, what a shame

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

I was at RAF Mildenhall UK this past Sunday waiting to take an ATA L-1011 charter flight back to BWI when I saw a pair of B-1Bs from Dyess AFB TX takeoff. Their loud GE F101 turbofan engines in afterburner shook the ground.

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

with the B1's noise rumbling through the skyscrapers of Chicago during the Air & Water show, very awesome. Two flew in formation this year.

User currently offlineGlobemaster From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

For those who never saw a B-1B in flight:
In a few days our aviation galleries on
http://www.globemaster.de/airextreme/
will be back online again.
In respect for the victims of the terrorist attacks in the United States it is closed for now.

We have a short video of a high speed pass of a B-1B on there, taken at RAF Mildenhall Air Fete 2000.
Although it is without sound, you virtually can see the power of this jet.


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Because of the recent tragic events, don't be surprised that the USAF doesn't reduce their B-1B & B-52H fleet to have them ready for military action.

User currently offlineFlyERAU781 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

It puts out a reasonable amount of noise...

25 JetBlue26 : The B1B Lancer is an awesome long range bomber
26 Redskin : Gentlemen, almost all of these babies are huge, but what i have noticed especially from the AVALON shows is that it appears to depend on what the A/C
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