Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Those baby Lears weren't quiet.

4 comments:

LRod said...

Nor STOL. But they got to FL410 pretty quickly, and practically owned that altitude for quite a while. We didn't get too concerned about correct altitude for direction of flight at 410 until other bizjets started to proliferate.

LRod
ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired

Old NFO said...

They were noisy and fast! :-) Bill Lear opened a brand new world with those!

Frank Van Haste said...

Back 20 years ago, the noise champs at BDR were a Lear 24 (N400EP), and a BAC-111 owned by Calumet Farms (yeah, the horsie guys). Either one, on departure, caused conversations to be suspended.

FVH

LRod said...


Not particularly fast. Better than a Slowtation, but they were about 440 TAS, same as FFJs, HS25s, L329s, and G2s, but not as fast as DC-9s. Trijets, 8s, 7-0s, and Convairs were all at 490-500 (in the days before the fuel crunch).

LRod
ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired