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The one sound that always gets me going is when pressurizing the hydraulics in the NGX.  After the meticulous preflight setup, when I finally get to powering up the hydraulic pumps to hear that high pitched whine, it's a sure sign that I'm just about ready to go.

A close second is "brakes off here we go" during the pushback sequence.  I actually say that in my car every time I start to back out of the driveway!

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My favorite is the Queen with GEs during descent when the throttles retard and there is a loud very low frequency rumble.  My subwoofer at my feet adds the sensation to my chair.  It's great.

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Just now, downscc said:

 subwoofer adds the sensation to my chair.  It's great.

Couldn't agree more, I personally like the 'thud' in the seat at touchdown.

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55 minutes ago, downscc said:

My favorite is the Queen with GEs during descent when the throttles retard and there is a loud very low frequency rumble.  My subwoofer at my feet adds the sensation to my chair.  It's great.

Yupppppppp!  Couldn't agree more

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Spot on!  I have a sub-woofer at my feet too and in the 737 NGX when you reduce the throttle you hear a low frequency "groan" which is cool as all get-out.

Mark Trainer

 

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One which really made an impression on me was a sound in the new version of the 747-400. I had programmed the FMC to maintain 240 knots below 10,000 feet on a flight out of Manchester, and then allow a speed increase when it got above 10,000. I was watching the altimeter and getting ready to knock the landing lights off as I passed 10,000 feet when the autothrottle pushed up the power to the engines as it passed 10,000 feet, and the sound of the engines cranking up to get it climbing at a faster speed was really dramatic. Dunno if you can hear it that well in a real 747-400 from the cockpit or whether my sim settings allowed it, but when those four engines went into overdrive, I just thought: 'oh yeah, baby, now that's what I'm talking about!'

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Engine starts in general, don't know what it is I just love all the sounds associated with it. From the sudden silence as the A/C stops followed by the low grumble as the engines slowly wind up sometimes causing windows and cabin panels to vibrate.

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39 minutes ago, Jude Bradley said:

For me, it's the GE90's on startup.

Have to agree with you on this one.  Incredibly realistic startup sounds.  When I'm in my office at JFK, I probably hear 10 of these starting up throughout the day.  

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TO/GA on the runway with all Boeings and the first couple of seconds after TO/GA with 737. That is the only moment I turn on the sound to maximum.

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Speedbrake extended in flghts. The low frequency sound makes me feel that the plane is shaking. With the 'ding' sound of seatbelt signs it reminds my 'passengers' that they should go back to seats.

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12 hours ago, Jude Bradley said:

For me, it's the GE90's on startup.

Yeah!

 

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13 hours ago, Jude Bradley said:

For me, it's the GE90's on startup.

The GE90 at startup are the way to my heart. If I was dating again the woman I marry has to be able to know what that sound is. One day I was going through terminal B in real life at KEWR.  There was an Air India 777 starting up and I was right behind it inside the building. But even in that building I heard that rumble and I looked and there it was. 

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While our soundsets have certainly advanced since then, I'm still partial to the NGX I think - we spent a crazy amount of time getting that right (including precisely matching the pitch frequencies of the soundset to recordings of the real engines stopping at each 10% of N1) and I'll never forget sitting up near the front on a real 737NG for the first time after we'd developed ours and hearing the engines come up at takeoff. It sounded exactly like the NGX does and I had this huge grin on my face - the passengers next to me probably wondered if I was nuts haha.

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