Marlin
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Marlin
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8:37 AM - Jun 06, 2003 #11

I agree with Tom's second. I usually keep my sound off turning it on only when needed.
Noel's idea is great if they are available. I would sorely like to hear a pair of DER1s leaving again. Incidentally, just the sound of a pair of DER1s sitting and burbling is also a unique memory. He is right.
There are two stark items that one will never forget, cound wise:
They are the DER1s and a B-36 flying overhead.
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Ron High
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9:08 AM - Jun 06, 2003 #12

I kind of like the jingle but when I get tired of it I just turn down the volume. But when my teenagers are in the room I like to turn it up!
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10:30 AM - Jun 06, 2003 #13

How many of you actually remember the sound of a B36 in a low pass? I remember armed forces day on Guam when 3 of them did a low pass over the runway in a V formation. It was a sound you could feel all the way down to your toes. That is something you never forget.
Bernie
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11:34 AM - Jun 06, 2003 #14

Folks,
One thing to remember: try hitting the "STOP" button on your web browser when you start to hear the jingle. That'll stop it quick. It's also possible to hit "STOP" while the page is loading, so you don't have to wait for the graphics or the jingle.
And speaking of sounds, one beautiful summer day several years ago, I was sitting in my living room reading a book with all the windows and doors open, when I heard the approach of a low flying airplane. I didn't think much of it (we do live near-ish Mansfield Airport), until the tone got lower and lower and the volume kept growing and growing until I realized something was different about this one. Suddenly, it dawned on me: "Hey," I said outloud, "that's a B-17!" (I've been to a few airshows).
I literally jumped out of my chair, and ran outside. Sure enough, a few seconds later directly overhead flew not only a B-17, but a B-24 and a pair of P-51 Mustangs for escort! They couldn't have been flying at more than 1000 feet off the deck (it's like I could reach out an touch 'em they were so low)! Man, I wish I had a video camera for that one... That scene remains the coolest thing I've seen flying over my house, bar none.
It seems they had a fly-in at Norwood Airport that weekend, and were going to an airshow on the Cape that day (which just happens to be a direct line over my house).
Oh, and Bernie? My dad (4126th Strategic Wing) swears by a B-52 MITO! (Minimal Interval Take Off) "One rolling, one halfway down the runway, and one just taking off, all at the same time, until all planes are off." Yikes!
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NHRHTA1
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11:38 AM - Jun 06, 2003 #15

Again a lot of great ideas but no meat. We in the org. have our hands full just treading water. I have other items to occupy our IT people's time than constructing a built in opt out for the jingle Sorry.
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northeast45.e
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12:32 PM - Jun 06, 2003 #16

Put me solidly in the "mute" group. There must be a simple and cheap way to make the jingle an occasional option, purely for its historic value.
Bernie, we have much in common; No other airplane made an impressive noise like the B-36 high overhead! (There is a B-36D at the Air Force museum in Dayton)
For pure visual thrills, I like the B-17/B-24 and the Mustangs.....but my tops are the F-22 or B-2 in flight, or the Blue Angels low over Pensacola Beach in their annual July 4th home show !!! Spectacular sight, not to mention precision flight.....WOW !!
15 years in Pensacola= 30 Blue Angel shows...I never got tired of that stuff... Bob Tracy
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Noel Weaver
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2:40 PM - Jun 06, 2003 #17

Better than a pair of DL-109's leaving Berlin or a
steam engine starting out?
Noel Weaver
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3:07 PM - Jun 06, 2003 #18

Yes Noel, better than that !! Obviously you've never heard a B-36 ?? I like the sound of GM's though....I stood alongside 4 UP SD-60M's starting a long freight.....quite a roar! Like the man said, you could feel it thru your toes !
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3:08 PM - Jun 06, 2003 #19

I spent a year and a half on Guam listening to B36's every day. That was almost 50 years ago. I have been to the Air Force Museum in Ohio. That B36 is an impressive piece of machinery but even more interesting is the XB70 and the Blackbird.
High on my list is the sound of a 1918 Fokker triplane with a rotary engine at full power. I live about 30 miles from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and we get there about once every year for the WW I show.
We also get the sound of the flaps on C5A cargo planes screeching into nearby Stewart Airport. Middle East runs keep them busy. They are our local aluminum overcast.
In the way of train sounds, all we get around here is CSX, Metro-North and Amtrak.
Bernie
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4:17 PM - Jun 06, 2003 #20

Hi the neatist thing I saw fly over my house was a b17g I was out side one day mowing the lawn when I heard low growling sound in distance as I kept on mowing the lawn the sound got louder there was heavy over cast that day and then it got real loud so I look up and it was a b17g so low i could see the yellow paint on the tail that was when I lived in milford.and obut that pbm ufo paint scheme may Marc also saw elvis at the controls and would lfelike make ho scale model of it.And what era would it be included in? lol
signed Mark
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