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Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:33 am

I would definately have to say the spooling up noise for take-off roll. Esp on M-80s and 727s

Second would be the noise that flaps make when they are extended.

Third would be the hum of the APU right when you board.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:35 am

The seatbelt sign on/off noise Big grin
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:36 am

I call it the barking-dog, and it has been discussed in tech/ops, but the sequential, short grinding noises from 319s and 320s when taxiing for t/o is always a charmer. The non-seasoned flyer usually has a look of terror when that's happening.

I also miss the 727s flap extension whine...

But, my favorite noise is...the clink of China and the sound of crisp linens being unfolded for supper.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:37 am

Tristar start up.

DC-9 taxiing whine (from inside).
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:38 am

I like hearing the engines spool up too, I also like hearing the elevons move for some reason.

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:39 am

I like all of the cockpit dings and chimes, especialy the marker beacons. I also love the sound of the APU on the ground
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:41 am

I love the Airbus IAE engine sounds and the 757 RR engine sounds...gives me goosebumps on takeoff!!
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:41 am

Who could ever forget the howl of the flaps on the BAe-146. You could hear it from the ground as they passed over on approach. You could hear it over the jet noise.

I sure did love the crackle of a straight-pipe turbojet though. What a sound! Could use if for avalanche control.





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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:41 am

I love hearing the growl of the engines during takeoff/climbout when I'm
seated in front of the engines.



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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:42 am

(1) The sound of GE engines on a 757 during climb out.
(2) The sound of the tires hitting the pavement after a long flight.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:49 am

The spool-up of the JT-8D's on a DC-9 or 727 (or 1st gen 737) is kinda nice.

The sound the props of an ATR42 on the ground when the pilots change the prop pitch is interesting, to say the least. Also, I remember quite vividly when flying with the family on a DC-9 (I was 10 at the time) and my sister "freaked out" when the landing gear were extended on approach... Made a groaning sound along with a vibration and a big "thump" then rumbling noise (air drag).
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:49 am

I love to hear the 757 engines on takeoff - really distinctive noise.

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:51 am

My favorite sounds are:


  • The water pumps on the old 707

  • The squealing of the flaps being
    extended

  • Announcement from the cockpit - "Flight Attendants
    please be seated for arrival..."  Innocent
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:18 am

Solovyov D-30 engines on the Tu-134

Solovyov engines D-30KU / D-30KP / D-30KU-154-II on the IL-62, Il-76 and Tu-154M

Kuznetsov NK-8-2U engines on the Tu-154B-2


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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:21 am

Definately the flaps in/out noise. Sometimes I wonder if that sound went forever... what would happen  Big grin ?
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:24 am

Oh yes how could I forget, any Russian jetliner sounds good to me.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:32 am

- Of course all the flightdeck sounds
- The engine humming of the Triple Sevens during Taxi
- Engine spooling up for TO on B777
- sounds such as gear, flaps, etc.
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:37 am

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1. Any engine type spool up for take-off.
2. Reverse thrust applied , mainly on short runways.
3. Flaps deployment and/or extension.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:46 am

Engines, Engines, Engines and Engines!!!!

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:49 am

I remember the "regional jet" of my childhood, the Convair CV-440 Metropolitan. It wasn't really the sound of the prop-engines, more the feeling they sent up your spine, a sort of low, humming tremble in the a/c. I'm sure there are ppl here who could tell a lot about the feeling, the noise and so on in old prop-liners.
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:03 am

I always loved the whine of the spinning turbines of the classic 747-100, as well as with the L-1011. The noises the TWA 747s made in the air are as monstrous as the size of the aircraft itself. They were not incredibly loud: they emitted a low-pitched, thunderous wine which became a high-pitched, thunderous howl that made it sound like a propeller spinning inside an aircraft. The TWA L-1011s: those giants were also incredible: made the exact same sound as the TWA 747 classics, except with a little less noise given the fact that it has three engines opposed to the 747's four. Ah, yes...the days of the monster aircraft at St. Louis are over. Even the 767-300 is no longer there since AA cut their services. When TWA Flight 800 exploded, it reminded me of the TWA 747 that flew over a soccer field I was playing on at school, that low-pitched grown which kept rumbling over and over. I wondered to myself, "Could that have been N93119?"
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:07 am

I love the seat shaking low vibrations upon start-up with a GE powered 777.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:08 am

....From my childhood living near an airport..... The sound of an early-generation jet (727, DC9) on approach on a chilly day.... Remember how planes used to affect your TV reception before cable TV??
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:23 am

Nothing beats an L1011-1/100 with the 22b's, from the deep resonation it makes on initial start up to the famous "Moo" sound it makes during taxi. Also when you apply power that deep "moo" and the way the sound transitions from thrust reverse to taxi is amazing. Also the noises the GE powered A300B4 makes on approach are weird sounding it makes a pitching up and down sound, and the 320 family has an approach sound that you cant mistake. One last mention the 777 sound it makes that famous "whine" but it sounds as if its not whining as hard but has a unique whoosh sound to it.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:36 am

i have to say its the little seatbelt sign chime.Im not very good at recodnizing engine sounds-they all sound the same to me.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:37 am

The sound of the landing gear going down.  Smile
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:34 am

On the 777, I love the humming noise that it makes during taxing.
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:39 am

I am partial to the No. 2 engine start up on the L-1011, nothing like the whole airport vibrating! Also the flaps on the L-1011-500 that seemed to make all sorts of noise underneath the economy cabin before takeoff and before landing!

I miss the L-1011!

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:47 am

The "Fasten Seat Belt Sign!"

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:49 am

Ditto to all posts above, however, I think this list is missing one sound. That would be the startup whine and the taxiing whine of the Do FRJ 328jet. Nothing beats that, inside and out especially on a nice cold winters night like tonight.

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:53 am

As a spotter, I love that ROAR of the old low-bypass engines on the 737-200 and the DC-9. Especially when there's a loud POPPING noise during the takeoff roll. Just the sound...

WhoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrRRRROOOOOOOOOOOARRR....
ROOOOOO(POP)OOOOOOO(POP)OOOOO(POPPOPPOP)OOOOOOR....

At KCLE I swear it gets quieter and then just after the plane lifts off the sound must be reflected off the runway as the plane tilts, because the sound gets louder again for a second or two.

Someone told me the popping sounds are mini-sonic booms from the fan blades, but I have a hard time believing that.

And as a passenger, my favorite sound is probably the sound of the flaps being adjusted on approach.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:55 am

Mlsrar:

I call it the barking-dog, and it has been discussed in tech/ops, but the sequential, short grinding noises from 319s and 320s when taxiing for t/o is always a charmer.

It sounds like a great big hard drive in a computer.  Smile

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My favorite airplane noise is the sounds an airplane makes when it first wakes up early in the morning after it's been asleep all night. It sounds like it's alive. I just absolutely love that sound -- it goes beautifully with the smell of brewing coffee.
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:13 am

Mine would have to be when you are about to land and the pilots open the landing gear, u hear a thud and then u can hear the air rushing in and the floor starts vibrating. I Love that sound.
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:16 am

My .02:

3. Low-frequency vibration that builds to a hum that builds to a dull roar on engine start up.

2. B767-300ER starting takeoff roll. Engines really come to life compared to taxi when all that Jet-A begins to pour in and the resulting ROAR with a little whine to it vibrates the entire cabin. Pretty exciting on a 4000 mile flight.

1. The vacuum-operated toilets. Sometimes I feel a little pressure change in my ears, those things are so strong.... would prolly put mom's Hoover to shame!

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:23 pm

Inside the AA 777, I love the explosion and rumble of 180,000 pounds of thrust from the two Rolls Royce Trent 892-17s on take-off. Incredible noise. Makes it sound as powerful as it really is. I also love the buzz-saw sound coming from each of those RR Trents at idle. Wonderful sounds.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:34 pm

Loud whining of an Il-62 engine on taxi,

a 707's engines on landing (its fresh in my memory),

the thump of the main landing gear retracted locking into position inside the fuselage if you are sitting right above it on a 727
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:36 pm

757/767 flaps being set for landing. I love the crunching noise!
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:37 pm

and of course sound from an old propliner like a DC3 after takeoff.. thats a classic aviation sound if there ever was one
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:39 pm

We're pushing back for an on-time departure.

That and reverse thrusters.

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:42 pm

Another minor sound is the high-pitched ringing in the background when the captain makes an announcement. I remember hearing this on the old IFE systems on early 747s as well.
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:56 pm

Starting of engines on a DC-8 or a B-707.  Smile

Spooling-up of those RR-RB211's on the L-1011.

In flight noise from a RR-dart on a FH-227-B  Smile

A leaking door seal wasn't a favorite, but it did add excitement to the trip. Sad

When the crew said "Ladies & Gentlemen" we are on a slow decent into SAN!

Welcome aboard Pan Am's jet clipper service.  Smile

The cabin crew will be passing out a hot towel to freshen up.

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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:56 pm

Fanofjets wrote:
>>>
Another minor sound is the high-pitched ringing in the background when the captain makes an announcement. I remember hearing this on the old IFE systems on early 747s as well.
<<<

That's 400Hz leaking into the audio from bad grounding or shielding somewhere. Very common to hear in in aircraft audio systems, and often very difficult to trace!


My favorite sounds are:

» L-1011 engine startup  Big thumbs up

» Dash 8 engine shutdown Big grin

» Sounds of assorted galleye items crashing and toilet seats slamming down from a rough landing. Big grin
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:08 pm

Anyone has any suggestions on where I can find WAV or MP3 files that contain engine sounds of older aircraft such as TriStar L-1011, 727, DC-10's that could be downloaded? Especially for the Flight Simulator, so I'd need good quality sound clips.
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:33 pm

The sound of prop-jets starting up and spinning faster and faster. Full throttle of prop and fan jets. Beechcraft 1900 airliner p&W pt6a65b engines that sound like afterburners on start up.
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:16 pm

Definitely the take off roll.............ohhhhhhhh what a thrill!
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:52 pm

I like:

1) Ding-Dong (attendant call)
2) Electricity humming in a empty plane without APU on
3) ATR's hydraulics after the engine start
4) DC-9 taxiing (outside)
5) MD-11 GE version, engines on idle power


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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:28 am

"The three most exciting sounds in the world; train whistles, anchor chains and airplane engines. George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life"
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:08 am

Its gotta be take-off on a Rolls Royce powered 757 - that growl!!

767 is pretty similar at doors 2  Smile
The 767 also makes some pretty interesting noises at doors 3 (300ER) when the flaps/gear are in transit.

The 1-11 used to make a classic high pitch whine during start, as of course the deep penetrating hum of the TriStar.

The DC-10 is interesting too, if you sit at doors 3 , it makes an almighty whooshing sound on rotation,the sound of v fast airflow.
I like the hum it makes during taxi too  Smile

The 777's interestingly quiet, but i prefer something sounding powerful !
 
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:16 am

i cant believe none of you wrote anything about concorde here!! I wish i could hear it again  Sad My second favourite has to be the MD11 on take off.. always makes me shiver.. what a noise!!
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RE: Favorite Airliner Noises

Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:31 am

I löööve the sound of icecubes in a glass of maltwhiskey and
the muffled buzz of the RR Trent 772B....I´m in heaven!  Innocent
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