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I was playing around with my new iPod touch and decided to see how well the built in microphone worked. I think it does a grand job for voice memos, but for recording airplane departure rolls, not so great. Nonetheless, I decided to record a few clips for this blog and whip up a quiz for people who enjoy aircraft noise as much as I do.

All audio clips were recorded on clear October afternoons with an iPod touch roughly 150 yards away from the runway centre line. All planes are on their departure rolls. The answers can be found out by clicking the link below the options which shows the actual aircraft that was the noise maker. Enjoy!

First audio clip can be found here: Clip one

  • A.) McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C w/ General Electric F404 engines
  • B.) Northrop T-38A w/ General Electric J85 engines
  • C.) Learjet 24 w/ General Electric CJ610 engines
  • D.) Fouga Magister CM170 w/ Turbomeca Marboré IIA engines
  • *** Click here for answer ***

Second audio clip can be found here: Clip Two

  • A.) McDonnell Douglas MD-83 w/ Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines
  • B.) Boeing 727-200 w/ Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines
  • C.) Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler w/ Pratt & Whitney J52 engines
  • D.) Gulfstream G-III w/ Rolls-Royce Spey RB.163 engines
  • *** Click here for answer ***

And lastly, the third clip. This one might be a bit easier: Clip Three

  • A.) Boeing 777-200LR w/ GE90-110B engines
  • B.) Boeing 737-800 w/ CFM56-7B engines
  • C.) Boeing 787-8 w/ Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines
  • D.) Airbus A330-300 w/ Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines
  • *** Click here for answer ***

Stay tuned for future blog posts. After months of neglect, I will start posting regularly here again.


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# November 1, 2010 2:16 AM