2 sound recordings of Spartan Executive aircraft, considered the Lear Jet of the 1930s, popular with US Oil Corporations and owned by the very wealthy. First recording is of 2 Executives taking off. Second recording of 2 aircraft in a display. The two aircraft are discernible by the note of the engine/propeller, obviously a radial. […]
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Another recording of the pair of PT-22 Recruits based at Old Warden. I was contact by a guy from the US who actually flies one of these in his spare time asking for me to send him some recordings, which of course I have. The PT-22 Recruit was the first trainer aircraft to be used […]
Sound of a pair of Harvard trainers chasing around Old Warden. Harvards have a very particular sound as like a Stearman there is no gearing between the engine and propeller which consequently moves very fast, with the propeller tips breaking the speed of sound as they turn.
The roar of a Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (G-RAID) over Old Warden last weekend. Powered by a Wright Cyclone 3350-26WA radial engine. The aircraft is a true combat veteran and is operated by Kennet Aviation based at North Weald.
Sound recording of the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 based at Old Warden. The Stieglitz (“Goldfinch”) is German inter-war bi-plane trainer comparable with the de Havilland Tiger Moth or Boeing Stearman. Powered by a single Siemens Sh 14 A-4 7-cylinder radial engine producing 118 kW at 2,100 rpm (160 hp). Recording made on 3rd May 2009. The […]
Another recent recording of the Gloster Gladiator based at Old Warden. Recorded on 3rd May 2009. powered by a single Bristol Mercury IX radial engine From Wikipedia – “The Gloster Gladiator (or Gloster SS.37) was a British-built biplane fighter, used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy (as the Sea Gladiator variant) […]
This is the sound of a PBY5A Catalina (G-PBYA) operated by the Plane Sailing group, based at Duxford, UK. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, developing 1200 hp (895 kW each) each. A windy day and overcast day at Old Warden. My usual micing arrangement was supplemented using some natural […]
Standing in front of a massive radial engine as it revs up to shut down is quite a noise. This is a snippet of what it sounds like. The recording and the image are of the same aircraft. This aircraft is powered by a single 840 hp (627 kW) Bristol Mercury IX air-cooled radial piston […]
The Wildcat has a very distinctive engine noise. This aircraft was displaying as part of a group of Sea Hurricane, Corsair, and a Sea Hawk. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 “Twin Wasp” radial engine.
Chance Vought F4U Corsair powered by a single Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W radial engine, 2,450 hp (1,827 kW). The audio and the aircraft in the image are of the same aircraft but not taken at the same airshow.