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Do any of you have a horn on a Light Aircraft?

Old 15th Jan 2019, 23:59
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Originally Posted by airpolice View Post
I've not seen..... a horn fitted to GA Aircraft.

You've not been looking in the right places!

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Old 16th Jan 2019, 01:23
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As an aside, there are bicycle horns available which work on a compressed air bottle which you pump up to several atmospheres and which provide enough air for several long blasts. They're very lightweight so if one did wish to attach an air horn to a plane, that would be the way to do it. Obviously one would want to derate it slightly so it didn't explode at altitude.
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 12:09
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I flew a Rotax-powered tug fitted with an air-horn that played 'Dixie' and gave it a blast on final. It sounded as if the Dukes of Hazzard were flying in!
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 20:16
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We bought a Jodel which had a car horn as the stall warner, inside the cabin. We changed it.
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 23:13
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Saw an Auster with one - and heard it.
Owner said it was for driving cattle off the runway before landing.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 09:17
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The Eurofox demonstrator we used for aero-towing last summer had a horn that played 'Dixie'.

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Old 17th Jan 2019, 10:56
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And the Luftwaffe fitted a very loud one on the Stuka..............................
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Old 26th Jan 2019, 21:49
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Saw an Auster with one - and heard it.
Owner said it was for driving cattle off the runway before landing.
Yes, I bought an aircraft from an owner who had flown it off a farm strip, often had do a low pass to clear the livestock - and then do a quick circuit before they started grazing again.

Not my problem, but I kept it to alert club members when I wanted the multi bay hangar doors re-arranging !
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 22:06
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G-AWWW Cessna 401 based at Squires Gate and owned by Edward John Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby was for a time equipped with a way for the pilot to speak (I nearly said Speke) to subjects on the apron.

btw the radio call sign was Double Whisky.
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