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What's the loudest GA aeroplane out there?

Old 7th Jun 2021, 14:23
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What's the loudest GA aeroplane out there?

G'day again all,

Recently been very interested in Cessna 180/185 airframes with the two bladed prop, been mesmerised by how loud these things are!
Anyhow this opened up the question that I cant seem to find: what is the loudest GA aeroplane out there?


Thanks All!

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Old 7th Jun 2021, 15:49
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You mean in the cockpit?
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 19:43
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Would have to be a Britten Norman Islander wouldn't it?
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 20:38
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How about the "Paris Jet"?

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Old 7th Jun 2021, 22:35
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From the ground one of the noisiest piston jobs that I recall was the Pusher twin Angel.
Silence now reigns because they have all been crashed, 4 of 4. so an extinct species.
Very specific and noisy ‘signature’ and could be heard from tens of miles away, so you knew what was coming.
The one I witnessed crash at YMBA flew into the cornfield like a sailplane on final glide,... which for this a/c it was...silent after a noisy take off, so I reckon both engines had failed. RIP that crew.

Jets are different ...specifically designed to turn Avtur into decibels.
8 EE Lightnings in stream take off, ie 16 Olympus on afterburner, thundered like worlds end, the ground shook, yr body trembled like a leaf and it looked like God pulling a string of beads to heaven. Straight up until out of sight.
Brain boggling !
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 23:07
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It’s the MU2

end of discussion.
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 23:09
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8 EE Lightnings in stream take off, ie 16 Olympus on afterburner, thundered like worlds end
Lightnings are not really considered "GA aeroplanes".

My nominations would include Queenair or Piaggio 166 (not the Avanti), but as the OP states a 185 with a 2-blade prop definitely gets noticed.
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 23:12
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Dornier DO 28. End of....

Pardon! What?
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 00:33
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A Cirrus 22!
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 00:36
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Beechcraft Queenair, would hafta be in the running
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 01:31
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Not an aeroplane, but a Huey can be heard 10 miles away.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 02:36
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There's a few RV's getting around that are a little over the top noise-wise with their muffler configurations. Not a pretty sound. Would prefer the sound of 3 blades on a Continential in an SR22 or 210.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 02:38
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I'm with Xeptu. I heard a Codd Air Queen Air starting its take off run at Archerfield from my home in St Johns Wood. That is about 7 miles (and with a temp inversion).
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 02:56
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a Huey can be heard 10 miles away
A sound that could cause fear, portend deliverance, salvation, life, or even perhaps a hot meal if you were lucky.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 03:09
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Queenair...

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.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 04:23
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On the ground I suspect the Turbo commander and/or most turbo props with Garrett’s. However they are pretty quiet once they get going.

The QueenAir or the Aero Commander with the GTSIO640’s (I think that’s correct) would have to be right up there. Mind you I haven’t seen one of them flying for a few years now.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 04:58
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RENURPP.......IGSO540's. At least, that's what was in the Queenair's, the AC680FLs. and the AC680F that I flew what seems like a million years ago in GA.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 05:15
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DC3 but not really GA.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 05:38
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In the cockpit, definitely the Islander. It is said they actually use acoustic lift .
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 05:40
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Anything fitted with Garrett’s.
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