hey, i recently flew back from delhi, and had another opportunity to fly on the IL-62. It was a fantastic experience, and one thing really stood out from other planes that i had flown on in the past, and that was the extremely quiet take off.
During the initial phase of acceleration, the engines whistle, but about 1/3rd-1/2 way down the runway, and before rotation, the sound almost becomes 0!!!
all that i heard was the sound of the air passing by from the outside and no engine noise! It remained this way untill we were quite high up, and a minute or so before taking a more horizontal climb angle!
I know my ears wernt going funny on me, so that wasnt the problem.
Has the quietness during take off got something to do with the rear mounted engines? i was sitting towards the front of the plane.
I have flown on many other aircraft and the IL-62 on many occasions, and its always something that stands out from other experiences!
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