The US has just passed legislation banning stage 2 bizjets and private aircraft from 2016.
I gather such aircraft would include RR Viper powered Hawkers, RR Spey power G2's. What others would make the list. Are there many still active?
Interestingly, it seems prop aircraft are starting to generate more and more noise complaints. Are there any that are really loud, or is it peoples complaint threshold is being lowered after years of much quiter aircraft.
What is depressing, is the selfishness of people who live around an airport. A local residents action group round the airport i operate out of are trying to ban all late might.........MEDIVAC flights.
Well, G-SPOT, parked my kite next to a 1-11 in September 2011...in Ouagadougou / Burkina Faso (DFFD). They sadly did not depart before us, so couldn´t hear the noise. But I remembers BA 1-11s sound very well...although I think you rather feel the noise than hear it.
I concur. Quiet airfield, over looking the Med, beautiful sunny day. Pierced by an APU on for 2 hours.
If you want to keep your aircraft cool so you can watch a snide DVD...then use the crew room...or does your antisocial behaviour with the APU also mean that you are unable to converse with other pilots also?
1-11 at full chat...you can feel it in your chest cavity...Nice.
Was there a 990 used as a biz jet? Just asking....
About the 990 I don't know, but Elvis had an executive 880 named "Lisa Marie"!
I also have very fond memories of an executive BAC 1-11 belonging to a car manufacturer in the UK. We were parked next to them on a cold day in a Cessna 421 (around 1993 or so) at a regional airport with no facilites whatsoever and the crew had pity with us and invitied us aboard for tea and biscuits. One of the prettiest aircraft ever built and I still can feel the earth shake when they took off