25th Jul 2011, 22:02
As per the title, favourite music when flying ( if you're lucky ;) ), thinking about flying, planning flying or even sitting on FS!
I'd have to go for:
Feeder- Seven Days In The Sun/ Just A Day/ Feeling A Moment!
Perhaps you'll find your new favourite song :ok:
25th Jul 2011, 22:08
Theme to 663 Sqn - whistled it many many years ago whilst doing first solo
26th Jul 2011, 08:05
Theme to 663 Sqn - whistled it many many years ago whilst doing first solo I take it you mean 633 Sqdn.....:) That's my wake up music in the car when I drive to work. Ron Goodwin, superb and often overlooked composer. He also did 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' and did some of the incidental music for 'The Battle Of Britain', the main theme being of course by Sir William Walton, so he did his bit for aviation in his own way.
26th Jul 2011, 09:13
That's my wake up music
My wake up music would more likely be "Monster" by Skillet. Nobody talks to me in the morning!
Milton since you mentioned Feeder, the perfect song for when you are stuck on the ground watching the bad weather has got to be "Summer's Gone".
For when I get up late and need to get to the airfield fast before the refueller goes to lunch I find anything by Metallica is good.
For flight planning try Daft Punk's "TRON: Legacy" soundtrack. Certainly the best thing they ever did.
I wouldn't even contemplate listening in the air though; hard enough to hear Farnborough as it is!
26th Jul 2011, 13:58
I remember back in the '80s seeing the Skyhawks formation team in Fournier RF4s performing to the music of Pink Floyds Shine on You Crazy Diamond. They brought a tear to my eye.
More recently "downhill Flight" on you tube. The music is infectious. Narcotic by Liquido.
27th Jul 2011, 20:46
highway to danzerzone
top gun theme
28th Jul 2011, 10:59
The sound of the Continental up front making all the right noises
28th Jul 2011, 12:05
Ron Goodwin, superb and often overlooked composer. He also did 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' and did some of the incidental music for 'The Battle Of Britain', the main theme being of course by Sir William Walton, so he did his bit for aviation in his own way.
Actually Ron Goodwin wrote a complete score for BoB, as WW's was considered by Universal - allegedly - to be too short, and too derivative. The BoB film as originally released had the title piece by WW, and all the rest was by RG.
"Aces High" is my favourite, although I love his theme from "Where Eagles Dare" as well.
28th Jul 2011, 13:32
A bit of nostalgia. The High & the Mighty theme while visualising the title sequence:
‪Les Baxter and his orchestra - The High And The Mighty‬‏ - YouTube
29th Jul 2011, 09:01
‪Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop (Video)‬‏ - YouTube
Keeps your head ticking over, pre flight of course.
29th Jul 2011, 18:24
The music that's most evocative to me is John Barry's soundtrack to 'Out of Africa'. The Tiger Moth scene with the 'Flying over Africa' track is just great. Makes me want to get up there in a biplane in the clouds every time.
29th Jul 2011, 19:15
Sorry if I spoil the fun, but don't I remember it is considered poor pilotship to listen to music while flying? ISTR a mention to that effect in a Threvor Tom* book where it says one is technically able to listen to AM broadcast on the ADF.
Though I am an amateur musician, I was never yet relaxed enough at the stick to have room for a single note between my ears whilst piloting. Far too much occupied with the horizon, scanning instruments, R/T, listening for queer noises in the engine, comforting the occasional passenger, looking out for unannounced traffic, enjoying the view, confirming navigation on map and gps and outside view.
But regarding those piloting virtually, I suppose they can legally enjoy virtual music meanwhile.
*or was that Therov Tmoh? Really hard, those new-fangled names.
29th Jul 2011, 20:39
listening for queer noises in the engine
Absolutely. No one wants to fly a bent airplane! :)