add2718 wrote:Since living near an airport and becoming aware of the different models of planes that fly regularly out of the airport, I've noticed that MD-88's seem disproportionately loud for their size. Are their engines that old and outdated? They seem louder at the same distance than bigger airplanes like the 757 or even the 767.
Adipasquale wrote:This got me thinking to how loud 707s and DC-8s must have been, but unfortunately I'm too young to have experienced the days when planespotting would have made you deaf!
Adipasquale wrote:Don't forget how smoky the JT8Ds are too! As others have stated, it all comes down to bypass ratio. With that said, I absolutely love how loud the MD80s are. A few months ago I was spotting with my girlfriend, and there was a 744 departing, preceded by an MD88. I told her how loud the MD88 would be, but that the 744 would be louder. However, once both planes departed, I realized that from where we stood, the MD88 was as loud as the 744! This got me thinking to how loud 707s and DC-8s must have been, but unfortunately I'm too young to have experienced the days when planespotting would have made you deaf!
speedbird52 wrote:Be grateful for having a girlfriend who will go plane spotting with you. It's always wonderful to have someone who supports your passions even if they don't necessarily share them
Anthonyg96 wrote:The loudness of the ac depends on how mutch thrust is on the engines
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