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What's the loudest GA aeroplane out there?

Old 8th Jun 2021, 12:30
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For GA aircraft .... The FR172 we used to operate attracted quite a bit of adverse comment regarding noise, the Cessna 337 has two of the same engines and props ... so logically that has to be pretty close to top of the list..
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 12:32
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Lightning , not GA.! Is so too Genuinely Awesome.!! Well was.

Ditto with a 4 Vulcan scramble, again 16 Olympus.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 12:42
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Sorry Guy's either the DHC-2 Beaver or DHC-3 Otter at 05:30 on a lake with inhabitants......
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 13:06
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Has to be the Conquest when itís facing you! 🙀
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 13:10
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MU-2 no doubt
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 14:23
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
Itís the MU2

end of discussion.
I definitely second that !!!!
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 16:11
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Ask the folk on Anglesey about noisy aircraft, I think they would be unanimous in the Texans.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 16:41
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Cessna C336/337 get my vote. Inside and out what a loud aircraft. Interesting and fun just for the config, but oh man your teeth will vibrate loose.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 17:06
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May have been until recently the Dominie T1 (HS125 200 Series). Two Vipers in close formation made a hell of a noise. In recent years we were theoretically banned from many European civilian airports. We were often asked for our Noise Certificate? The Dominie noise was never certified at any level apart from "Very Noisy"
We talked our way into many places such as Milan Linate and Paris Le Bourget but very rarely welcome back until their memory faded as to how many noise complaints we generated.
All that noise for just over 6000lbs of thrust!!!
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 17:54
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Originally Posted by geeup View Post
DC3 but not really GA.
That's not noise, that's music
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 21:07
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Banned from some airfields

The Cessna 337 was no covert creeper, but had double skin windows for the occupants.
The 300hp Islander was a close second, but EVERYONE knew when a 337 took off, however it was a fun machine that in Robertson STOL mode handled like a fighter and performed very well.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 23:21
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A 185 with a two bladed prop certainly gets your attention.

tdracer, yes, the P&W music emanating from a DC3 is surely not noise!
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 23:43
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A 185 with a 3 blade 86" isn't very quiet on a cold morning.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 23:55
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M1M what have you started

In my sheltered GA existence I found from a very far distance away the Navajos and Chieftains to be injurious to everyones ears during the start of their take-off roll.

Also found the whiney racket caused by the tail rotors of early model B407s and A109s to be totally unnecessary.

An engine backfire in a tired old PA28 that was about to fall apart around you was character building.

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Old 9th Jun 2021, 00:58
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Parked plenty of MU-2s but Paris Jet gets my vote.
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 01:10
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The meat-bombing Airvan that claws for altitude all weekend over my area before it spews out its organic lawn darts.

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Old 9th Jun 2021, 01:46
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The one that is begin complained about is always the loudest, true story, often it is a helicopter thou
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 04:42
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About an hour after departure I got told by ATC that he thought I must have woke up everyone in Western Sydney when I departed YSBK at 3am on a saturday morning once.
Off 11 at Toowoomba in RUU or FWG at 06:00 got the whole city's attention.

Any Polikarpov
CAC Boomerang would would out scream anything.
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 05:26
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A-26 Invader. A pair of R-2800's, climb power, in a dive, low...and over!!! Yea baby!!!
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 05:29
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A song in the heavens! Funny thing, sitting in the back of a DC-3 in these old airline seats, legroom galore, reclined for sleep... those P&W's just burbling along, lulling you to dreamland!
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