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OMG!! Wild landings at St. Maarten!! (video)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ATL Peach Girl, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. ATL Peach Girl

    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    I love watching those landings and takeoffs!

    Yeah, they're close, but "mere feet" I think is a bit of a stretch. A few meters, maybe, but a few feet? Nah.
     

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    Psychman NRA Patriot Life Member

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    We have a time share on the Dutch side. The runway is very short and the planes are very close to hitting people and the fence as they come in. One extra tidbit of information is that women sunbathe topless on that stretch of beach so I often wonder if the pilots are just trying to get a better look. :supergrin:

    Princess Julianna airport has recently built a new main terminal and it is actually a pleasure to fly in there now. The old terminal reminded me of some third world place with chickens running around.
     
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    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    That's so awesome. I could spend all day at a place like that, and screw the beach! I'd be content just to watch those enormous machines taking off and landing for hours.:supergrin:
     
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    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Bring ear plugs.
     
  6. ATL Peach Girl

    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    +1 billion.

    Heck I would take a trip down there (not even sure where it is.....near Jamacia??) just to watch the jets. My butt would be on that beach from sun-up to sun-down. Then I would hit the hotel to scrub the SAND outta my hair!!! :supergrin:
     
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    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    It gets old real quick.
     
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    Bermuda McKinley as like that until some years ago except there the only road going to St George crossed the runway and there were flashing lights to warn the motorists. We used to pack a picnic to go sit there right on the end of the tarmac on the little beach area and watch the planes land on top of us just about. The funniest things were always the tourists on mopeds who didnt know what the flashing lights meant and stopped waaaaay past them and didnt see the aircraft until it was a couple of hundred feet away. Saw quite a few scream and fall to the ground as the plane did its thing over them. If you had a 747 coming in it was just awesome.....especially if it was windy.
     
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    Let us not forget Tegucigalpa, Honduras....

    "Don't be afraid..."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_z5HtME9n8

    American Airlines has only 6 captains certified to fly into that airport. Only a few of their 126 757s are authorized into that field as well.
     
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    Morris CLM

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    Back in 94, landed there for my honeymoon.

    About thought we would die just days after being married. :rofl:
     
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  11. ATL Peach Girl

    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    O----M----G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :shocked:
     
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    okie GT Mayor

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    Very kool video's Keely honey:kiss::hugs:
     
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    There are some great photos of this and other places at www.airliners.net.

    I flew into Hong Kongs old Kai Tak years ago. That was NUTS!
     
  14. ATL Peach Girl

    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    You Tube has a few videos of people filming their landing from inside the plane at Princess Juliana.
     
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    Airliners.net is one of my fave stops on the web.
     
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    Giant bullseye painted on the side of a mountain was your final approach point.
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    Been there, done that and it's much wilder in person than on video. Much. And noisy.

    John
     
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    I was amused by this comment on Youtube:

     
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  20. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    I've been there on the Dutch side and it was pretty wild. CJ had good advice about the earplugs. I didn't have any earplugs so I stuck my fingers in my ears. I had earmuffs on the boat but we drove a rental car to the beach and I didn't want to go back just for them.