AIRCRAFT SOUND




Aircraft sound from planes including jets, trainers, props, seaplanes, fighters, bombers, airliners, attack aircraft, and biplanes.

Most of the aircraft sound on this site is around 20 seconds long, MP3.  We are within reasonable driving distances of large and small civil airports, plus two aviation museums, one with many flying warbirds that date back to World War II. We go there to get much of our airplane sound.
 
One of our members was a WW II Army Air Corps vet who managed to record airplane sound on one of the reel-to-reel tape recorders of the time. We even found some of the aircraft sound from phonograph records. Unfortunately, most of the aircraft sound from long ago lost its fidelity when being transferred from the original media to digital, for the computer.
 
We gather quite a bit of aircraft sound during visits to the Chino, California airport where the Planes of Fame Museum is located. They have monthly flying exhibits of vintage aircraft, plus an annual air show.
 
Some people think that an airshow is a good place to record airplane sound. However, there are usually music, announcers, and the noise of the crowd to consider. Some of our best airplane sound was recorded during the days before an air show, during flying rehearsals.
 
We still had to contend with other aircraft sound, machinery, and even the occasional barking dog or loudly chirping birds. And, of course, the open spaces of airports can often find the wind blowing between you and the airplane. We try to stay upwind as much as possible, yet position ourselves as close as safely possible to the airplane.
 
Aircraft sound from loud engines can be good when it drowns out background sound. However, we have to be careful not to record so that the full power aircraft sound overwhelms the rest of the recording.
 
We have aircraft sound of many aircraft that no longer are flying. We have found replica aircraft sound from aircraft with similar engines in a number of cases. Sometimes a working engine, out of the airplane will be preserved. There may be a vehicle with the same engine still running, or another airplane that uses the same, or a similar engine. We can come pretty close to duplicating the actual aircraft sound from those sources.
 

You Tube - Aircraft Sound
 
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Douglas A-1 Skyraider 2,800 h.p. radial engine sound     


Douglas A-3 Skywarrior sound landing on aircraft carrier


Curtiss A-8 ground attack bomber propeller sound


Focke-Wulf A16 early passenger plane radial sound


Northrop A-17 pre WWII 750 hp. radial fly over


Cessna A-37 Dragonfly "tweet" jet sound


A380 largest passenger plane sound of 4 turbines


Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 4 planes fly over sound
 
 
Convair B-58 Hustler high speed pass
 

Stits Baby Bird, world's smallest aircraft sound

Starr Bumble Bee II, world's smallest biplane, buzzing overhead

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

Mc Donnell Douglas DC-10 Super Tanker aircraft sound

Howard DGA-6 Mr. Mulligan racer

Lockheed Super Constellation EC-121 Warning Star

Chance Vought F4U Corsair looping; nice sound

Grumman F-14 Tomcat air show sound

Lockheed F-117 Stealth

Messerschmitt Me/Bf-109 fast pass sound

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito air show sound

Rockwell OV-10 Bronco

Lockheed P-38 Lightning sound

Pilatus PC-9 turboprop from Australian Roulettes at air show

P-51 Mustang fly-by sound

Supermarine Spitfire

Westland Whirlwind twin engine fighter