cmchardyfl
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2002 8:29 pm

Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:04 am

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?

Cheers
 
Arsenal@LHR
Posts: 7510
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 2:55 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:06 am

I don't know for sure, but i'm guessing no. Radio contact is probably the 'horn' for airliners.
In Arsene we trust!!
 
goingboeing
Posts: 4727
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 1999 1:58 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:11 am

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.
 
cmchardyfl
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2002 8:29 pm

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:17 am

LOL. Thats kinda funny. Thanks.
 
co/ba
Posts: 388
Joined: Tue May 22, 2001 1:55 pm

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:17 am

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.
 
JAT
Posts: 1064
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2000 4:45 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:28 am

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
 
cmchardyfl
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2002 8:29 pm

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:50 am

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?

Cheers
 
B747-437B
Posts: 8777
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 6:54 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:11 am

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

I didn't know that I-RONY was an Alitalia A321.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
DeltaSFO
Posts: 2407
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2000 11:22 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:13 am

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

It's a Hawker 800XP.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Colin K. Work



It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
 
B747-437B
Posts: 8777
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 6:54 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:19 am

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

Sorry, I meant I-DIOT.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
chock head
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue May 07, 2002 1:11 pm

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:12 am

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.
 
Guest

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:18 am

Sorry, I meant I-DIOT

Originally an Air India B747-437B from what I understand.
 
N766UA
Posts: 7843
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 1999 3:50 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:20 am

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.
This Website Censors Me
 
trickijedi
Posts: 3201
Joined: Sun May 13, 2001 4:35 pm

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 12:52 pm

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/
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
 
BR715-A1-30
Posts: 6525
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 9:30 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 12:56 pm

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
Puhdiddle
 
flyboy36y
Posts: 2897
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2000 1:45 pm

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 2:43 pm

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.
 
NZ767
Posts: 1553
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2001 9:17 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:43 pm

LMAO@Flyboy.  Big thumbs up
 
japanguy
Posts: 80
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2001 6:56 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:16 pm

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.

 
B747-437B
Posts: 8777
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 6:54 am

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:18 pm

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

CLASSIC!!!!
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
Areopagus
Posts: 1327
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2001 12:31 pm

RE: Do Airliners Have Horns?

Fri Jul 12, 2002 12:47 am

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

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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 777PHX, Baidu [Spider], DaufuskieGuy, grbauc, HAJFlyer, KLAM, Miguel1982, NoTime, sassiciai, SCQ83, seahawk, timberwolf24, wn676, Yahoo [Bot], zanl188 and 312 guests