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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 04 Dec 2013 5:42 pm

I though SQ was still using 747 for their cargo fleet?
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Post by bgd » Wed, 04 Dec 2013 5:43 pm

In my experience, which is limited to cycling underneath the things as they either land or take off, the A380 is much quieter than the 747. And a 747 is much quieter than the occasional Russian plane with the engines at the back.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 04 Dec 2013 5:51 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I though SQ was still using 747 for their cargo fleet?

Correct, but i always ignore cargo :boxing:
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Post by JR8 » Wed, 04 Dec 2013 6:14 pm

'747' was a euphemism for 'bloody huge old plane'. The point stands though, I'm astonished that I get aircraft noise when an airport is ten miles away.* Especially when the landing/take-off routes are intentionally not routed over land (SGn land)

Don't get me wrong, it is an issue in London where flights line up going west down the Thames. You hear that at times if you live in town. That said it only gets intrusive if you live right down under the flight path in mid/west south London. (and like being near a rail-line, I think you soon get used to it and just sub-consciously blank it out).

* also, the point being, 360 days/yr I don't. But this week it's like they've been trialling the space-shuttle or something

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Post by durain » Wed, 04 Dec 2013 8:32 pm

anyone remember SIA Concorde? you will defo hear it taking off! :D :D :D

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Post by Max Headroom » Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:30 pm

durain wrote:anyone remember SIA Concorde? you will defo hear it taking off! :D :D :D
Yeah. Mind you, that wasn't a rumble so much as an otherworldly eardrum-pulverizing screech.

What an awesome beast that was.

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