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Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:50 am

There is something I find so soothing about hearing a Q400 fly over my home in the middle of the night. The hum is like a lullaby hushing me to sleep, almost like a train rolling by. I will miss the sound sorely when Horizon eventually retire them.
 
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Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:02 pm

I spend most of my time in the German city of Cottbus. Every now and then sometime at night we have a AN-24 cruising overhead going south from Sweden to places like Hungary or even down to Northern Africa.
I always love when that happens. It’s gotten rare though now that I think of it...
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Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:01 am

I like the sound of distant propeller aircraft in general.

Where I live, there's someone who seems to regularly flies a Cessna around the town every weekend, and I'm pretty sure it's the same person because it is always same aircraft type (172 Skyhawk), same path, and usually same time schedule. But different registration number, so it's likely a rental aircraft. BTW, I'm just getting the path map, aircraft info, etc. from FR24.
 
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Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Wed May 22, 2019 12:28 pm

I'm studying in Valladolid, Spain, and can hear the ATRs of TAP & Air Europa at altitude! Usually going about their business to Bilbao.
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Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:54 am

I grew up in Hartford CT (BDL) - I miss the sounds of Allegheny CV-580s, Eastern L-188 Electras on the ramp and taking off .. I think they were both powered by Allison engines ..
 
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Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:21 am

Last night, around midnight, there was a noticeably loud hum of a prop driven aircraft over northern England. I had to fire up Flightradar24 to check what it was. It grabbed my attention because the noise was quite loud and deep, it sounded like something was flying over much lower than we're used to.

Turns out it was an An-12 a few miles away cruising at around FL240! Man those things are loud!

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