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The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:37 pm

I LOVE the smell of jet exhaust and wondered who agrees? Smells best burned by an MD-80!
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:09 am

I AGREE!

I think it’s best when burned by a 737-800.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:06 pm

Yup....love it.....but I guess those who work on the ramps and other airside jobs would find it sickening….

These days with most flights boarding through jet bridges, hardly get any opportunities to smell the jet exhaust and hear the noise of jet engines.....I miss those days when boarding by stairs was common....
 
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Yeah. I can see why ramp workers WOULDN'T like it, but personally/
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:12 pm

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
I AGREE!

I think it’s best when burned by a 737-800.

Yeah but the Mad Dog burns it with more soot. More to smell, more to love.
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:33 pm

Mere babes in arms. For the full-on effect, get behind a 737-200 or BAC 1-11. Soot is mandatory to get the smell just right.
 
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:20 pm

Yeah. I think the MD-80s produce enough soot.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:24 pm

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:26 pm

You can take the boy away from aviation, but you can't take aviation out of the boy.
 
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:36 pm

I love that smell too. It brings back memories as far back as 1983 when my family and I flew to Alaska to Salmon fish in Bristol Bay. We flew into Dillingham on Wein Air Alaska on on 737-200 and at that time Dillingham was a gravel runway. I thought landing on a gravel runway in a 737 was weird. Getting off the plan by an air stair and smelling the jet fuel was a memory I’ll never forget as a kid. Today working on jets I smell it every day and it never gets old.
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:54 pm

Channex757 wrote:
Mere babes in arms. For the full-on effect, get behind a 737-200 or BAC 1-11. Soot is mandatory to get the smell just right.


Reminds me of this all time classic photo:

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:52 pm

Don't care what's burning it, makes me ready to travel!
 
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 pm

Best when it comes out of a Bell medium helicopter
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:27 pm

Add this to the list of fragrances that we need for air freshers, right up there with Burnt Rubber, Gasoline, Saw Dust, new car, and of course fresh pavement.
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:39 am

You also need cool clear mornings are best. I always felt the scent would make a great aftershave.
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:11 am

DALMD80 wrote:
I LOVE the smell of jet exhaust and wondered who agrees? Smells best burned by an MD-80!


I do too, but now that I'm older I do regret standing behind rwy 25R at LAX numerous times each summer watching planes takeoff. Those 727 exhausts smelled great but I don't think all those PAH (polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons) particles were very good for me. I was a teenager and knew no better. Keep my fingers crossed, no cancer yet.
 
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:20 pm

I love the smell of jet exhaust in the morning...
 
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:58 pm

Always loved that, well, in my opinion, but I know others have agreed, that most of Lambert Airport both inside and outside in the drop off/pick up areas, smells like jets.

Any other airports where the smell is pretty dominant?
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:03 pm

Gr8Circle wrote:
Yup....love it.....but I guess those who work on the ramps and other airside jobs would find it sickening….

These days with most flights boarding through jet bridges, hardly get any opportunities to smell the jet exhaust and hear the noise of jet engines.....I miss those days when boarding by stairs was common....

It's that smell that is the #1 reason I always walk between the Ewa concourse and the Inter-island terminal at HNL when I am transferring from my mainland flight to the short hop to LIH - the outdoor areas have the smell of jet-A wafting through on the tradewinds :cloudnine:
 
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:20 pm

T18 wrote:
Add this to the list of fragrances that we need for air freshers, right up there with Burnt Rubber, Gasoline, Saw Dust, new car, and of course fresh pavement.


Not so sure about the burnt rubber but second all the rest. I'd add freshly cut grass, the moments before rain begins to fall and underground train stations.

For a long time I wondered why lighting a barbeque pit would always remind me of traveling until I finally managed to make the connection between the kerosene used to set the coal on fire and jetfuel :D
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:05 am

Not a great hobby if you value your lungs!
 
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:12 pm

tjwgrr wrote:
Channex757 wrote:
Mere babes in arms. For the full-on effect, get behind a 737-200 or BAC 1-11. Soot is mandatory to get the smell just right.


Reminds me of this all time classic photo:

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Wow. That's nuts.
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:19 pm

candp75 wrote:
Not a great hobby if you value your lungs!

Very true, and I don't do it often, but it's certainly a pleasant smell. Starting to miss it as weather at BWI has not been great.
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:33 pm

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DALMD80 wrote:
I LOVE the smell of jet exhaust and wondered who agrees? Smells best burned by an MD-80!


I do too, but now that I'm older I do regret standing behind rwy 25R at LAX numerous times each summer watching planes takeoff. Those 727 exhausts smelled great but I don't think all those PAH (polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons) particles were very good for me. I was a teenager and knew no better. Keep my fingers crossed, no cancer yet.

Well...
Thanks for letting me know. Certainly I knew it wasn't good, but... after thinking, it's probably a better thing to avoid. I won't be panicking when I DO get to smell it though. ;-)
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:43 pm

lugie wrote:
T18 wrote:
Add this to the list of fragrances that we need for air freshers, right up there with Burnt Rubber, Gasoline, Saw Dust, new car, and of course fresh pavement.


Not so sure about the burnt rubber but second all the rest. I'd add freshly cut grass, the moments before rain begins to fall and underground train stations.

For a long time I wondered why lighting a barbeque pit would always remind me of traveling until I finally managed to make the connection between the kerosene used to set the coal on fire and jetfuel :D

Not sure about the burnt rubber, but certainly all of the above aside from that. Certainly jet fuel. Was horseback riding yesterday and I think we also need to add to the list the horse-y smell. Not sure how to describe it. Smells like hay, dust, horses, etc.
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:48 pm

In my current job I spend almost no time on the ramp anymore, and I do miss getting a healthy dose of jet exhaust every day! When the wind is quite right it can take the exhaust fumes over the terminal so sometimes I still smell it, but not often enough!

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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:52 pm

DALMD80 wrote:
I LOVE the smell of jet exhaust and wondered who agrees? Smells best burned by an MD-80!


Best ever was J-57s burning JP-4, 8 of 'em. That's 4 times the amount of a MD-80. Smell lingered for days.
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Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:59 pm

tjwgrr wrote:
Channex757 wrote:
Mere babes in arms. For the full-on effect, get behind a 737-200 or BAC 1-11. Soot is mandatory to get the smell just right.


Reminds me of this all time classic photo:

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Only 4 ? MITO takeoffs dwarfed that.....

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:38 pm

DALMD80 wrote:
Wow. That's nuts.


The angle of photography also makes it look a bit worse than it actually was......I used to see the B707s landing at BOM from this angle back in the day and they always had this black trail behind them....but if you watched the same planes landing overhead, you hardly saw any exhaust at all....
 
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:47 am

A blast of hot burnt Jet-A1 early on a cold morning, i love it!

Incidentally i used to work on a specific 146 that on engine shutdown always gave an exhuast smell that i could only describe as Christmas chicken or turkey cooking in the oven at home! Weird, eh?
 
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:51 am

DALMD80 wrote:
lugie wrote:
T18 wrote:
Add this to the list of fragrances that we need for air freshers, right up there with Burnt Rubber, Gasoline, Saw Dust, new car, and of course fresh pavement.


Not so sure about the burnt rubber but second all the rest.

For a long time I wondered why lighting a barbeque pit would always remind me of traveling until I finally managed to make the connection between the kerosene used to set the coal on fire and jetfuel :D

Not sure about the burnt rubber, but certainly all of the above aside from that.

When I was an active planespotter there was a spotting location next to the touchdown zone. The view from there was like this (not my picture, just an example, didn’t find a picture from that location in our database...):
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I loved the smell of rubber few seconds after touchdown :cloudnine:
 
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:54 am

Nice. Didn't know the MD-11/DC-10 had a thrust reverser on No.2
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Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 am

opticalilyushin wrote:
A blast of hot burnt Jet-A1 early on a cold morning, i love it!

Incidentally i used to work on a specific 146 that on engine shutdown always gave an exhuast smell that i could only describe as Christmas chicken or turkey cooking in the oven at home! Weird, eh?

Odd. Do love Jet A in the morning. :cloudnine:
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