An "airplane engine" is exactly how I describe noisy wheel bearings. If the noise changes when you steer to one side, such as when changing lanes at highway speed, it's definitely a wheel bearing. If the noise doesn't change, it still can be a wheel bearing.
The best way I've found to identify which bearing is noisy is to run the vehicle on a hoist and listen next to each one with a stethoscope.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 AT 12:59 AM