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Interesting Sound A300

Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:20 pm

Hello all,

I usually fly to and from South America (LIM) on American Airlines Big grin A300s. I always noticed that when the plane begins to move to the ramp (or just move), the engines make a spooling up sound (normal) and then make a sound as if they are spooling down (spooling up sound with a high pitch engine sound followed by a low pitched-hollow engine sound......But the thing is, the plane continues to move forward...even gain momentum!!). I sometimes fly on LAN Chiles 767s and noticed their engines don´t make that interesting sound. Hmmm.....Any thoughts anyone? I believe that American uses GE engines.

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RE: Interesting Sound A300

Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:24 pm

The A300 and the 767 are completely different aircraft with different characterisitcs. Airbus has been noted in the past as having weird engine noises especially on their A319/320/321 narrowbodies where the engine sound is described as a "yelping dog being blended."
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RE: Interesting Sound A300

Thu Nov 08, 2001 12:10 am

I absolutely love that sound from the A300 and A310's.
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RE: Interesting Sound A300

Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:46 am

May be it's a pre flight engines test .
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RE: Interesting Sound A300

Thu Nov 08, 2001 11:12 am

Another CODC10 I see!
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RE: Interesting Sound A300

Thu Nov 08, 2001 12:52 pm

well yes, A300's makes this sound, and i have noticed it on the NWA dc-10's too
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RE: Interesting Sound A300

Thu Nov 08, 2001 1:01 pm

The dog noise might be the hydraulic pumps (hear it all the time, and pax always get worried). As for the A300, I just flew on one last week (had been 12 years since my last ride), and the sound on take off was really something. High pitched whine, then deep....I love it!

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