Airplane engine starting
NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
13 Apr 1997
- Key West; Key West International Airport
- 24.55611 -81.75944
- SONY TCD-D3
Stereo=1; Decoded MS stereo; Sennheiser MKH40 Cardioid Mid Mic and MKH30 Bidirectional Side Mic
NPR/NGS RADIO EXPEDITIONS
M/S Stereo encoded, speaking to left, off-center.
0:48 ct -standing at airport about to go into bi-plane, look at reefs from the air and then going into the mangroves and back in. highway sound.
ambi--wind, bg plane?, talking, wind howling 2:15--2:40. --> 5:00
time of day: 3:15 in afternoon, haze in the air, by "island airplane tours"
6:08 ct "dead center carteoid left of center right of center left"
6:30 stopdown. talking about starting engine, doing it twice doing it from two perspectives
8:20 plane engine starting, sounds like its passing overhead? bg talking about getting into plane.
9:20 biplane starting (g) bg talking. getting photos of getting into plane
12:30 sputtering engine, 13:06 engine fully started, talking in bg
16:28-16:35 pilot switch sequence, again at 17:00 ambi wind, overhead plane.
17:40 sputtering engine,--18:00 ends
starts again 18:20 and stops, starts again at 18:30-20:33 momentary break back at 20:34-5, talking in
bg and engine,
22:00 ct -biplane starting to move, doubilet doing all talking and slating for all indiv seq.
22:15 dd this is key west int airport ...
22:33 i'm sitting in the front cockpit of a wacko upf 7 a biplane built in 1940, the color of the wings is orange the fuselage is black sunny day, mid-April Key West Florida very end of us, ceiling almost unlimited few clouds toward the west.
23:26 right now i just put my goggles on ...
23:33 we're turning right now into the wind. wind is blowing down ...windsock pointing straight at us tarmac is a white cement, voice overridden by engine, can barely hear him.
24:15 we're flying! a little louder but still outdone by the engine
27:52 engine, dd talking can't hear him. we're looking over a bright white? engine is too loud to really make out anything describing scene.
can't really make out anything being said, engine throughout cutting back engine 42:00 dd off-mic towards flying island tours. low rumble of engine in bg.
44:26 engine down. ambi bg talking, laughing,
46:37 tape ends