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, October 2, 2016

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

And oldie but a goodie:

Videos can't really give the feeling of how loud Concorde was on takeoff.


J4rh34d said...

About 50 years ago, I had a couple weeks duty manning the perimeter bunker at the northern end of the DaNang airfield. (Meant to be a break from combat patrols) The F-4 Phantom IIs took off in full afterburner in that direction, fully loaded. I think I have some idea of what Concorde must have been like really close.

Anonymous said...

50 years ago next July, same scenario at Bien Hoa Air Base. Full afterburner rainbow of colors and thunderous sub-sonics. Even having my earplugs in place didn't seem to reduce the incredible punch of the sound. The mainstay jets were F-102's, F-100's, and the bedeviled Martin B-57B Canberras.

1964-1969 retrospective here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-dWZ6Aqc0

Iron City said...

With all due respect to the ability of the 2 J-79s in AB in the F-4 to turn copious amounts of JP into noise, smoke, fire and go to compare this to 4 (count 'em 4) RR Olympus with AB going full blast on takeoff I respectfully submit ...not even close.

Ward said...

It was about 32 years ago that the Concorde made an appearance here in Vancouver for Expo 86 and flew a couple passes over the city - even at "low speed" it was loud. At about 3:30 in this clip you can see the Expo grounds out the window: