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Engines and their sounds

Old 18th Mar 2021, 19:20
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Engines and their sounds

Back in the 80s when I was a ramper for a new US regional I had the pleasure of working with rehabilitated F27s with Dart engines. Even with ear protection they could make your ears bleed. I loved them. I could tell if a DC-10 was taking off by the loud grinding sound. I think those were GEs back then.

What other engines make (or made) a unique sound?
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 19:44
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Are you aware of this current thread?: Most distinctive and charismatic engine sound?
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 23:48
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Thank you Dave, I didn't catch it. And it has that great vid of an F-27 with Darts. Sublime!
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 22:02
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In the sixties, at around the age of 4, I recall having a panic attack, onboard a F27 with my parents at BIHN, it having gotten stuck in an immense pothole, engines going at what sounded like full power to a child's ear, trying to get unstuck. We ended being "evacuated" I remember. I guess I thought we had crashed. This was probably my first flight.

In the late seventies, I recall class getting interrupted at least once a day due to an F27 screeching by, on a low final to BIRK, what felt like just outside the windows of the old "latin school". All over town one could hear the every landing and takeoff. I loved the sound.

In the eighties, at the university, at least once every day we had tuition interrupted at the university as a Starfighter on final to EKYT.
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 18:34
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A BAC 1-11 climbing away from Manchester Ringway could successfully drown out a teacher's boring drone for several minutes ... coupled with watching it banking out of the classroom window! Happy days!
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