Most anxious flyers dread the sound of take off, (Disc 4 Part 4) … it makes them think that the engines are working too hard and might stop … nothing could be further from the truth. The engines are working well within their maximum power, despite the noise.
In flight you’ll hear the change of wind (airflow) noise as the aircraft changes speed. You’ll hear the changing engine sounds as the power settings are changed. Become familiar with these sounds … and of course knowing that they’re normal will reduce your anxiety.
When landing, the thrust reversers will add to the noise level … remember this too is perfectly normal. You can listen to some sounds of flight by going the Premium on-line Fear of Flying Course.
Do you know why the noise of the engines might suddenly increase after you’ve been flying along at cruising altitude for a long time? Why is it worse at night?
Hear all the sounds and helpcasts we have on the site to help you to get used to them. Our 4 CD set or instant downloadable help will provide you with over 4 hours of help and explanations including full explanations and examples of in-flight noises.
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