posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 07:16 PM
My experience comes only from air shows, and living fairly close to bases.
I recall a super hornet doing the slow 'dirty' fly-by just as I was getting out of the car, and it folded everything in and went to AB over the
parking lot. Not only was it astoundingly loud, the shock set off every car alarm in the parking lot!
The local base did a missing man formation in F/A-18s over my city on memorial day last year. Four of them make a good loud noise.
Concord landing and putting it's engines in reverse. It's loud enough already, but that was just insane. I used to live on the main approach to
Heathrow (one 'plane a minute, wheels down), and Concord came over every night at six. The whole neighbourhood knew it.
Mudhen. Many have mentioned it above. They're right. Loud bird. Not sure on the technicals, but isn't that like two F-16 engines at once?
F-22. Very, very loud.
F-16. The Thunderbirds have the "number six will go straight up 3 miles" display. Awesome. Loud.
Two Avro Vulcans flew over my school in the early 80s. Low. Everything went dark (they are big, you know), and everyone went deaf.