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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:39 pm

The sound of a Spitfire Rolls Royce Merlin 12 cylinder V-type supercharged engine... of course !! Love  Big thumbs up

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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:42 pm

How about a Griffon powered Spitfire - even better than the Merlin versions in my opinion. In fact, even better than a Griffon Spitfire is an Avro Shackleton - four Griffons.
 
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:43 pm

I really miss the nice music of the Olympus, at Concorde takeoff.

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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:44 pm

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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:05 pm

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La Carlota
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:21 pm

Nothing beats the sound of a B-747 taking off!!!!
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:27 pm

I like the 757 on takeoff, it makes a really distinctive noise. Know what I mean?

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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:43 pm

I love the sound of the flaps of a B757 coming out while landing.
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:47 pm

yeah i know what you mean DC 10. you always know if one's coming.
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:51 pm

Reverse thrust Big thumbs up Big thumbs up

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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:00 pm

How often do aircraft use reverse thrust on takeoff?  Nuts

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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:00 pm

GE Powered A330's has a very distinctive noise when powering up its engines to take off on the runway. As someone mentioned earlier "ots like the noise you get when blowing the top of a bottle", you can hear the distinctive noise of Aer Lingus A330's engines taxing and powering up to take off, miles away from Dublin Airport, if the wind is blowing in the right direction.

Inside the Cabin, The distinctive noise of an A320/A320, either CFM56, of V2500 powered, when you are sitting in a sit in the front half of the cabin, before the engine/wing. It sounds like a motor or petrol lawn mor.
 
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:27 pm



The "humming" that you hear in the cabin as soon as you enter the a/c.

The sound that you hear sitting in front of the RB211's on take-off.

The engine start-up on any a/c.

The roar of the air being disturbed when the spoilers are deployed in flight.

The "grunting" heard in the A320 is one that I have to agree with.

Just any sound heard that is made from an airplane is a good one!!!!!  Big grin
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:33 pm

The sound of four R3350s thrumming away, and the sound of an early morning cold start of the RB.211-22.
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:38 pm

A DC-8-70 series on take off

Military...

C-5 taking off, or the sound of an F-104 and all the wierd whining sounds it makes.
 
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:53 pm

Engine start ups on the L1011 has to be one of my favorites.
 
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:57 pm

DC-10 Levo: I didn't mean reverse thrust was used on take off!! I mean that it's a good noise Laugh out loud

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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:56 am

What's wrong with you guys? Is anyone forgetting the unmistakable *thump thump thump thump* as the gear stick on the runway those few moments between rotation and being airborne? LOVE that sound.

Or how about that lovely whine heard from miles away when a DC-10 or L-1011 are taxying to the active. Or, better yet, throttle up then back to idle once those babies get moving. When spotting, it's absolute music to the ears.

Another great exterior sound - RUMBLE. Ever been about four to five miles downwind from a 744 takeoff? The sweetest, deepest bass rumble human ears ever enjoyed.

My ultimate though: Flap/slat extension. Every flight I'm on, I wait eagerly for the electric whine of extension/retraction like a little boy at Christmas.

And if you've ever had the pleasure of sitting behind the wings on a 747 classic takeoff, you don't yet know what takeoff roar *really* sounds like.

Other notables mentioned I agree with totally:

* APU whine
* CFM56 howl in 737 classics
* "airy" wind sound at cruise
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:20 am

I also like that strange sound that those Mesaba RJ-85s made when they would make their turn for finals over my old house near DTW. I have no idea what made that wierd moaning sound- either it was the flaps being set or the engines changing settings, but anybody who has seen an RJ-85 on approach after circling in for finals at between 3000-5000 ft knows what sound I am talking about. It is unmistakeable.
 
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:11 am

My favorite is the following sequence:

- Reverse trust
- Announcement: cabin crew, doors to manual
- Sounds of overhead bins opening
- Doors opening
- My own feet WALKING

All this especially after 10 - 12 hour nonstops  Big thumbs up


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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Tue Aug 26, 2003 5:28 am

ATR, ATR and ATR (but only older 200 and 300 versions).


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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Tue Aug 26, 2003 5:51 am

This thread makes me feel old, since I don't think anyone mentioned 727s. To me, all the sounds the 727 made were awesome. The APU would start up with a slow whine, then increase rapidly to a low roar you'd hear throughout the cabin. The whine of a JT-8D engine winding up 6 inches from your ear is unforgettable. An old 727 or 737 engine has that peculiar "ringing" whine that no other jets have. When it spools up to takeoff power it sounds like the engine is about to explode! Also, the flap motors on the 727 made a very loud high pitched whine. To me, the sounds of a 727 will always be the noises I most associate with plane travel.
 
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Tue Aug 26, 2003 6:01 am

I find the MD-83, MD 80 related family to be the most loudest sounding card of them all. i like this plane on takeoff or landing
 
mb339
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RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

Tue Aug 26, 2003 6:01 am

Start up of A320's with CFM56-5B is one of the best sound I ever heard.
It's a pity it's not possible to hear this in the flightdeck!

Also the MD80 start up is fantastic. When the fuel begin to burn and I hear the "tum" is absolutely one of the best sound.

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