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Old 12th Jan 2021, 10:11
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The rythmic sleepy swish of waves on a sandy Caribbean beach, accompanied by the warm tropic breeze rattling the fronds overhead on the coconut palms.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 10:20
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The gentle putter of a Gipsy engine - Tiger Moth joy rides out of Redhill up to Croydon used to be over here all the time, not seen or heard them for several summers. Back in the day it was the Tiger Club, 'CDC, 'OAA and another one I can't recall now...

Something else I miss - 4 x R2800 attached to an Air Atlantique DC-6, used to occasionally rumble overhead from the Midlands towards Europe in the wee hours - no traffic on the road at that time, well worth being awake for. This side of 2000 I think...
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 10:35
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The Perons tree frogs chorusing at night in summer.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 10:44
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The singing sound of 4 Rolls Royce Conways when my VC10 is taxiing in towards the terminal
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 11:00
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I am enjoying how many here have mentioned either silence or very soft/gentle sounds. Glad to see that this end of the sound spectrum is represented along with the other, quite commendable, aircraft and engine sounds.

Might I be the first to mention the first time we heard Concorde set the 4 Olympuses to takeoff work?
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 11:19
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The absolute silence of the deep Sahara desert when the only sound after the Chev V8 had finished tinkling as it cooled was the pulse in my ears. Can't do that anymore thanks to the damned tinnitus......
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 11:23
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A summer's meadow; grasshoppers, crickets, bees, larks, pippits and a cornucopia of other insects and birds orchestrating the sunshine symphony...
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 11:30
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The sound of 4 Pratt and Whitney JT3-Ds opening up to max thrust on take off.
Was on a KLM DC-8 years ago when the Captain decided to test full power before departure.

Surprised the brakes held.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 11:31
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My current favourite summer sound is sitting on a marina pier with feet hanging in the water listening to the howling wind causing whistling and clanging noises on all the parked yachts' rigging.

Occasionally, a steam locomotive is driven on the nearby suburban train line early Sunday morning with expert sounding of its train whistle.

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 11:48
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The bliss of complete silence - now impossible due also to the damn tinnitus ...
The nearby call of an Australian Peaceful Dove (Geopelia Striata) miles from anywhere in the Outback ...
Some of the chord combinations heard in the Widor organ symphonies ...
Vincent 1000 Black Shadow motor bike engine on a slight hunting idle ...
Any Rolls Royce Merlin on ground or in the air ...
A chorus of Australian magpies at dawn ...
The rising howl which comes with the spool-up to takeoff power of 2 x Ge 90s in a B777 (sadly absent in recent times where I visit) ...
An Australian Boobook Owl (or Mopoke) back on the old farm on a summer's evening
Any of the now diminishing V8 supercars working their way around the Bathurst circuit ...
That's more than enough for now



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Old 12th Jan 2021, 11:50
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The splitting roar of 4 afterburning Rolls Royce Olympus engines - Never to be heard again

The scream of a Paxman Valenta Supercharged Diesel Electric Class 43 power car - Never to be heard again

The body pummelling beat of a 10,000 BHP Top Fuel Dragster doing the 1000'

Any V8 engine

The beautiful purr of Volvo's straight 5 cylinder engine at idle

The Goldfinches in my garden

The crunch of feet on shingle

The deafening silence of Wastwater in Cumbria
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 13:00
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The puffing sound of a whale as it breathes.

The chatter of thousands of penguins in South Georgia.

The extraordinary silence of a still day in Antarctica.

The "blue note" of a Hawker Hunter.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 13:03
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The sound of leather on willow with a smattering of applause.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 13:33
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The Vulcan howl
The purr of an early Merlin
The rumble of a Rover V8 Engine in a 3500S
Gresley's A4 Pacifics
The roar of a Deltic
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 13:40
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Silence, especially in Hong Kong
A Vulcan mass-rapid start
An Anglican cathedral choir singing a psalm
Just about any Buxtehude organ work
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 15:46
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Silent Night,sung in German,by a church choir,.

Merlin Engines starting up

The Last Post, Royal Marine bugler [It is always dusty]
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 16:03
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The low rumble, whine then relative quiet of 115B variant of the GE90 engine during start up.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 16:11
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The low rumble, whine then relative quiet of 115B variant of the GE90 engine during start up.
These I can hear starting up from home, when the wind is in the right direction
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 16:28
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The Dawn Chorus

Ride Of The Valkyries performed by the LSO

Thwock thhwock of a Bell 212 on short finals

Barber's Adagio for Strings in B Majorperformed by the NZSO

The turbos of an F10 BMW M5 engaging as it accelerates

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 16:47
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Last Post, Menin Gate, Wipers. (OK< Ypres)

"every single evening of the year at 8 pm, the Last Post is played at the Menin Gate in Ypres. The traffic through the Gate is halted, and the Last Post is played by buglers, a haunting experience in a sombre setting."


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