Airplane sound effects: Fighter jets, commercial airliners, vintage planes, drones
This library brings you 840 meta-tagged sounds recorded and created at 96kHz/24-bit stereo that can be used to bring your spaceships to life. This includes 376 designed sounds with various flybys, lift-offs, and landings for large, medium and small spaceships, as well as the 464 ingredient sounds that were used to create them, allowing you to customize and tailor the sounds to fit your project.
Note: The sounds in the audio sample have some panning and reverberation added; the sounds in the library itself are centered and entirely devoid of reverb.
Need the ambience of airports, security areas or on-board a commercial airliner during an international flight?
This library delivers: Getting you 4 hours of crowds and atmospheres recorded at 10 different international airports – and on-board multiple airliners with different seat perspectives in-flight, landing, taxi and crew announcements included.
Airports From The Archive features recordings made in and around airports in the UK, Europe and the USA.
It comes with 42 files in 24bit / 48kHz, many long atmospheres with and without announcements and including four recordings that have the hard-to-find Solari Departure Board sounds included. All files are Soundminer Metadata embedded.
All in all, you get more than three hours of great, authentic airport sounds in this library.
The Ambisonic Airplanes Cessna 172 library, is a small library procured from a single short flight. The recordings were made from the rear passenger seat positioned as close as possible to the middle of the aircraft. The front of the Ambisonic microphone faced the cockpit. The flight was recorded in it’s entirety and edited down for easier use.
Types of recordings include idling, flying, flying with windows open, taxiing, taxiing with windows open, engine turning on, engine turning off, plane during takeoff, plane during landing, plane engine test (1700 RPM test) and more.
The library was recorded using a Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone onto a Sound Devices MixPre 6. The library has a fairly large size because we have conveniently provided 4 versions of the same files to make it easier and more flexible to use. Included you will find B-Format wav files (FuMa and AmbiX) A-Format raw wav files and a Binaural stereo mix down. The library includes a total of 17 unique files and 68 total files.
Information on the Cessna 172 from Wikipedia:The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft.
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production model in 1956 and as of 2015, the company and its partners had built more than 44,000. The aircraft remains in production today.
“PWL08: Ambisonic Overview : USA – WEST COAST AIRPORT & FLIGHT” is a collection of sounds recorded between 2 airports of the west coast of the USA: Los Angeles, and Oakland. As a bonus, we put in the library sounds recorded at the Paris Airport (France).
The library includes also sounds recorded during the flights between these 3 airports in four different planes: one Boing 787, one Boing 789 Dreamliner, one Airbus A319, and one Airbus A320.
We were recording in many places inside the airports: Ticket place, gate place, security check, waiting room, near a restaurant, bar, dutyfree shop, etc…
And also inside the planes: before take-off, security announcement, take-off, landing, room tone, ambiance during the flight, passenger walla, Captain and crew PA System
– The soundbank contains 64 sound takes recorded in 24 Bit / 96 kHz for a total duration of 388 minutes of original sound, decline in 192 files
Attack Aircraft Maneuvers includes 118 fighter jet military aircraft including F-16C, F/A18C, CF18 Hornet, and CT-114 Tutors.
Vehicles: Aviation Sound Effects includes 60 tracks of the majestic vehicles of the air.
Includes field recordings of Sikorsky and Bell helicopters, and 767 and 777 passenger jets. There are seaplanes, and jet fighters.
This sound library includes recordings of the aircraft landing, taking off, and passing. It also features recordings of riding inside jets and seaplanes.
Get unique recordings of the Avro Lancaster, the iconic British World War II heavy bomber, equipped with four Rolls-Royce Merlin V12s! The extensive recording covers two startups on the ground, including steady rpms, throttle movement, taxiing, foley and more, and one flying session with take off, fly bys and landing.
The on-ground session contains 10 onboard channels from various perspectives inside and onboard the plane, and 20 exterior channels from perspectives around the plane. The flying session contains 12 onboard channels and 20 exterior channels covering flybys.
A large collection of authentic B-25 flybys, takeoffs, landings, taxis, startups, and shutdowns with both internal and external perspectives – for a total of 71 minutes of recordings.
This library was over 8 years in the making, and is the refined result of more than 30 field recording expeditions, including one recorded aboard a B-25 during flight. All sounds have been extensively quantified with metadata (action, event length, relative speed, perspective, microphone pattern, and much more) which will make it an ideal resource for those working in audio post production.
40 professionally recorded aircraft – features the Red Arrows, RAF Tornado jet fighter, Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, and many more.
Brazillian Airports & Plane Journeys is a comprehensive collection of various ambiences and environments. All of the main areas of the airports are covered, including check-in, baggage check, food halls and departure gates. In addition to this, all of the major interior plane phenomena such as coasting, take off, landing and in flight are also included.
The majority of sound files in the library are over ten minutes in length, giving you a huge pool to source your audio from.
With Brazilian Airports & Plane Journeys you will never be left wanting for airport or passenger ambiences again.
The Bristol Blenheim propeller bomber sound effects library includes 233 clips in 15.46 gigabytes of audio. This 1934 British plane – also known as the Beaufort and Fairchild Bolingbroke – features recordings of two 905 horsepower Bristol Mercury XV radial piston engines.
The sound bundle gathers 17 tandem takes of interior and exterior recordings. The 7 onboard perspectives arrange microphones in the cockpit, turret, and cannon flying at fast, medium, and slow speeds. The exterior microphones include 9 perspectives and 19 channels of audio. Those takes depict the aircraft starting, idling, taxiing, taking off, flying by, and landing and turning off. Also included are static recordings of idling at various RPMs with additional exhaust perspectives. The collection also offers a variety of performed effects of hatches, brakes, throttle, and more, with every take embedded with Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
This library features a beautiful Cessna from the '70s with a 6 cylinder engine. With one mic close-up on the engine, another on the propeller, one channel from a distant VCR, and one in the cockpit.
Contained in this library are authentic Chicago environmental and transportation ambiences. You will find ambience inside and outside the famous L train, street cars and Chicago bus routes. As well, as a few memorable ambiences from the street-side and also down by the water. Recorded in high resolution, this library will put you right in the virtual seat of the city of neighborhoods!
This plane sound effects library features the American World War II transport aircraft Curtiss C-46 Commando, equipped with two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engines.
The library contains two stationary ground runs, and covers startup, idle, steady rpms ranging from low to high, ramps, throttle movement to simulate broken engine and shutdown, recorded to more than 24 channels from different perspectives, both onboard and exterior.
The F16 Maneuvers library features 36 recordings of F16 Fighter jets, captured at three different locations from the ground perspective. In addition to those, we included :
– 22 flight formation sounds (up to six aircrafts), designed using Sound Particles 3D software.
– 8 recordings captured using contact microphones, attached in a nearby parked vehicle, leading up to some low tones and rumbles, that could be useful as sweeteners in aircraft or other complex sounds.
– 4 mixing sessions, combining ambient and contact mic recordings.
The product includes a total of 45 minutes of HQ material (24bit/96kHZ) and a total of 70 sounds, including 17 Soundminer metadata fields, such as description, keywords, category/sub-category, microphones and more.
If you want to get a behind-the-scenes look of how we captured those sounds, head over to our blog here
Get the sounds of switches, buttons, knobs and handles – recorded inside an old, retired flight simulator donated to the Danish Technical Museum.
This machine used to make aspiring pilots sweat in their seats, putting them through all sorts of mechanical failures, emergency landings, and just plain flying.
There is basically a switch, button, knob or handle to start every single possible emergency situation a pilot and crew may encounter when flying.
When the sound recording started, some of them were partly broken, and others missing, some did not turn or switch, but most of them were still there and worked beautifully. The variety is surprisingly great, and very different from today's modern switch sounds.
91 tracks, recorded with a Sennheiser 416 onto a Sounddevices 702, all tracks Metadata tagged.
The Fokker D.VII German warplane sound library includes 174 sound effects in 7.44 gigabytes of audio files. The collection features recordings from the 1918 fighter biplane and its 200 horsepower 6 cylinder Daimler D III aü engine.
The sound bundle collects 23 tandem takes. The exterior microphones (4 perspectives) were placed at various locations on the airstrip to capture taking off, flying by, and landing at fast and slow speeds. The onboard microphones (5 perspectives) were placed in the cockpit and engine to record steady flying, starting, flying, taxiing, and stopping. Also included are static engine recordings at various RPMs from all microphone perspectives with additional exhaust recordings. Performed effects of cockpit instruments are also included.
Every clip is embedded with 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
The Fokker Dr. 1 1917 World War 1 triplane sound fx library includes 200 clips in 8.09 gigabytes. The collection of the famous German aircraft features field recordings of maneuvers from a 9-cylinder Le Rhône 110 horsepower 9J rotary engine.
A combined twenty-two synchronized channels showcase all angles of the fighter plane. Nine exterior perspectives recorded the Fokker idling, taxiing, landing, and passing by both fast and slow. Five onboard perspectives from various locations around the cockpit and engine capture high, medium, and low RPMs while idling, and extended takes of flying at various speeds. Also includes prop spinning performed effects.
Every clip includes 18+ fields of embedded metadata.
Need airport sounds and ambiences? This collection provides good coverage of the common and domestic areas of a modern airport. In total, 19 different recording locations inside the Norwegian airport of Gardermoen have been recorded. A picture from every location is also included for reference.
All files that contain PA announcements have added metadata with a short description of the message. This makes it easier to find the correct announcement for your project. The majority of the announcements are done in both Norwegian and English which is convenient for non-Norwegian speaking sound editors.
Gardermoen airport is the largest airport in Norway, located 35 kilometres northeast of Oslo. Gardermoen is the main international airport in Norway and acts as the main domestic hub. It is also the second busiest airport in the Nordic countries, connecting around 30 domestic and 120 international destinations. In 2014 more than 24 million passengers traveled through Gardermoen.
Get up close and personal with the Grumman F6F Hellcat and its Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine.
These recordings were captured during a private session which consisted of two stationary runs on the ground and they feature startups, idling, constant RPMs, ramps, throttle movements, and shutdowns from onboard and exterior microphones. The library also has foley from the cockpit—to include sounds of switches and canopy functions—as well as fly bys, landing and taxing from both exterior and onboard microphones. Get the authentic sounds of a WII American fighter aircraft with this library.
Igniter is the new industry standard for creating any real-world or sci-fi vehicle and engine sound effects with ease. Whether you work in audio post or game audio, Igniter enables you to design, perform and automate any complex vehicle behaviour directly in your DAW – from sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, spacecraft and other engine sounds to moving ambiences, textures, Foley or whatever sparks your imagination.
Igniter is the only solution of its kind to come jam-packed with over 20 performable vehicles and 614 audio assets from vehicles including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Tesla, Harley Davidson, Huey UH-1H, Agusta Westland 119x, CH-47D Chinook, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna 560XL, skids, sweeteners and much more. Recordings come from Watson Wu, The Recordist, Sounding Sweet, George Vlad, Echo Peak and Flysound.
Igniter is the new industry standard for creating any real-world or sci-fi vehicle and engine sound effects with ease and at unbeatable value. Whether you work in audio post or game audio, Igniter enables you to design, perform and automate any complex vehicle behaviour directly in your DAW – from sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, spacecraft and other engine sounds to moving ambiences, textures, Foley or whatever sparks your imagination.
Igniter is the only solution of its kind to come jam-packed with over 20 performable vehicles and 1,943 audio assets from vehicles including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Tesla, Harley Davidson, Huey UH-1H, Agusta Westland 119x, CH-47D Chinook, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna 560XL, skids, sweeteners and much more. Recordings come from Watson Wu, The Recordist, Sounding Sweet, George Vlad, Echo Peak and Flysound.
For vehicle fanatics, Igniter Full Tank comes with 75GB of additional library content including onboard recordings, ramps & static rev bands, Foley sounds, skids, slides and much more!
A collection of extremely rare jet fighter recordings from a JAS 39 Gripen jet fighter, containing Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) startup and shutdown, take offs with and without afterburner, hood opening and closing, fly bys and cockpit during flight. Various microphones and positions.
A selection of 41 maneuvers from 4 military aircraft: F-22 Raptor, CF-18 Hornet, F/A-18 Hornet, F-16 Fighting Falcon (Viper).
Includes dips, dives, maneuvers, and passes by.
A diverse collection of the most evocative jet recordings I have been able to capture over ten years of recording near airports, airbases, and public flight demonstrations. Every sound is clean and meticulously edited and tagged.
The LAX Aircraft library features descending aircraft flyovers at Los Angeles International Airport. One advantage of LAX is that it’s nestled in the city, making it easy to stand directly under very low flying airplanes to capture a great sound.
A range of aircraft was recorded for this release, including the Airbus A330, Boeing 737, 747, and Bombardier 800.
Two different microphone positions were used: One facing the oncoming aircraft, and the other pointing in the opposite direction to capture the flyover and further decent as the aircraft lands.
My Trip To LA: Airport Airplane is the first in a four part collection. Join us as we take our flights to Los Angeles, California from Chicago, Illinois. In the first pack, we hear various different areas inside two airports. LAX (Los Angeles) and Midway (Chicago). Have some lunch at both food courts, take a seat near the terminals, and get past security.
All recordings are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. Each are recorded at 192kHz, 24 bit into the Sony PCMD100 Portable Recorder.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.
Get the sounds of an authentic WW2 bomber plane: This library delivers a recording of the historic twin-engine World War II bomber, the B-25 Mitchell with the air-cooled 14 cylinder Wright R-2600 Cyclone radial engines. The recording cover two stationary ground runs and a flying session.
The stationary runs cover startup, idle, steady rpms, throttle movement and shutdown, with 22 exterior tracks and 6 onboard tracks. The flying session covers startup, taxiing, takeoff, several flybys, landing and shutdown, with 15 exterior tracks and 8 onboard tracks.
The library also includes some foley, such as bomb door opening and closing, flaps, horn, breaks and switches, and engine maintenance with mechanics pumping oil and electrically turning the propellers. Finally it includes the plane being towed.
Want to add character to that historical World War 2 fighter scene and couldn’t find the suitable audio source yet? The P51-MUSTANG delivers: This library gets you recordings of the P51 MUSTANG – with its expressive roar – and captures a useful selection of close and distant flybys, flybys to land, starts, idle, taxiing and spectacular dives.
Take to the skies with more than 20 minutes of authentic plane sounds!
This library is quite self explanatory, ” Planes – Takeoffs & Landings ” is a collection of various commercial jets taking off and landing on a runway.
We recorded as close as possible to the airport fences with a multi microphones setup giving you different sonic perspectives.
The “Source” folder contains 130 files corresponding to 34 different recordings :
– AB stereo (LOM Usi)
– Cinela LCR array (Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF + MKH8050 Center)
– a shotgun mic following the plane (Neumann KMR81)
The “ Designed” folder contains 46 files / 28 processed sounds such as fast jet fly by or sonic boom.
All the files are 96kHz /24bits and embedded with rich metadata ( Soundminer, Basehead, iXML ) .
Planes Passbys is a quick pack of 20 pass-bys from interior and exterior perspectives.
These recordings are clean of distractions like birds, traffic, wind, and crowds, and they gracefully pan for a realistic sounds image. Rather than spend all day chasing planes with Plane Finder, give this library a listen.
Perfect to use and tweak if you need a spaceship flying (or another flying transportation) over your head!
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