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A Couple St. Maarten Videos ;)  
User currently offlineChrisKSDF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

Hi all,

I took a couple of digital MPG videos while visiting St. Maarten, and I thought I would share them with you guys. Each video is between 5.2mb and 5.6mb, and runs 15 seconds. The compression is low so the quality is quite good (for an MPG ). Below are links to download, and a small description of each video.

Air France 747-200 Departs Runway 09 - I thought I'd get a shot of the Air France 747 departing Runway 09 for Santo Domingo, then pan the camera to 'the beach' to show the sand blowing around and the water kicking up. Little did I know that I'd catch a few poor souls who decided to challenge the jetblast getting blown into the water! An interesting video showing the power of a 747's jetblast!

Air France 747-200 Landing Runway 09 - This video is taken from a point on 'the beach,' just north of the Runway 09 extended centerline. See what it feels like to stand on Maho Beach when a 747 lands. Note the wind noise of the wake turbulence after the 747 passes.  Big grin

Corsair 747-200 Landing Runway 09 - Corsair arriving from Orly on Runway 09. The video is taken from a point approximately 300m north-east of the Runway 09 extended centerline and threshold, from the Maho Beach Hotel & Casino outdoor restaurant/pool/beach area. Corsair is just a little low.

American 757-200 Landing Runway 09 - American 632 arriving from JFK. Video taken from the same location as Corsair above.

Enjoy guys!


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User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Speaking of st marteen, i just got my copy of JPV's St Marteen airport video the other day- it is outrageous- the action is just unbelievable- one AF 74 comes in so low that you have to rewind it 10 times to watch just how low it actually is over the road just before the rwy.


User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

btw Chris,
nice mpegs!


User currently offlinePhxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Awesome videos, great mpeg quality. If you have any more video please share. What kind of camera did you use?

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

Great MPEGs, thanks!! One thing: why are they located under www.airdisasters.com domain ??  Smile

User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Awesome! That is all I have to say!! Literally awesome!


User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

I echo everyone's comments : SWEEEEEET!

Thanks for showing them, and if you've got more... you know where to send 'em!


What other people think of you is none of your business!
User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2332 times:


AWESOME AWESOME Mpegs!!! Thanks for showing them to us.

I like the Air France 747 when it's takeing off, it's soooo funny to see the people getting blown into the ocean from the jet blast. I bet it's fun too.  Smile either they getting blown or they are running to the water.

How much did you pay for the trip to SXM? I told my father about St. Maarten and he might go there when he retires.


User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Hi Chris,

Thanks for posting those!!! They where awesome!!!!  Smile

Jason Milligan
Melbourne Australia

User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Too bad their little short but I cant ask for everything!!
 Big thumbs up

Kudos to you man..
Your picts are great and your videos are even better./.\


Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 days ago) and read 2310 times:

Thanks for posting those great videos up.

User currently offlineWillL From Australia, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2281 times:


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

I saved to a CD and today I showed them at Faro airport where I work. Everybody enjoyed so much!


User currently offlineKlm744 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 days ago) and read 2232 times:

Awesome videos, thanks for sharing them with all of us.

My personal favorite is the one of the people getting blasted by the AF 742, bet they weren't expecting that when they stood at the fence to watch the takeoff.  Smile

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3923 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 days ago) and read 2223 times:

Killer clips, Chris! Like Klm744, I really liked the jet blast that was stunning. I showed some friends this particular clip (as well as the AF 747 landing) and they were 'blown away' (pun intended!)


"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 days ago) and read 2225 times:
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Thanks Chris, they were excellent and it you have more, please post!!

Great eye!

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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

I've been waiting for videos like these. Thanks, man!!!


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

If Such a thing existed - you would be it for this month!!!!!!

User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2191 times:


Awesome footage of the planes. My favorite is the AF 742 taking off and the jetblast WOW. Hey if you have anymore pleazzzzze show more. Im still amazed.


User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Thank you very much Chris. These are awesome. I really want to visit St. Maarten. Its a nice place. I want to try that jet blast thing on that beach. It looks fun. HAHA.

Thanks again..


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

All I can say is: WOOOOOOOW. I already was impressed by this airport, just by looking at some pictures, but now I've seen some GREAT video footage, I can't wait to go there, and check it out myself. Excellent job you did there, Chris!!!

If only more member could do this. I, unfortunately,can't, since I don't have a video camera. But, wouldn't it be nice to see more video footage of other airports around the world?


Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 506 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Hey Joe:

Do you think that JPV St. Maarten is better than the Gabon Express Caravelle one?

User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

I dont know Bill thats a tough one. I'll tell you this much, i showed the st martin JPV video to some of my non-aviation friends and they all went bonkers- i think i made some new airliner spotters out of em after watching the tape- can you imagine, 2 straight hours of st martin action??? its just phenomenal.


User currently offlineStanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Fantastic!!! You have captured in a few seconds, what I have been trying to explain to my wife for years! The power and thrill of flying. They are really great shots. This is definately on my top 5 list of airports to visit.

View the photos by C Newman on Airliners.net!
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

What gives? Clicking on the above url's sends me to airdisaster.com where I proceed to be lost. Watched the superb videos on 7-28; forgot to save 'em.

II Cor. 4:17-18
25 Boeing757fan : Windows media wont support the the video type.. Any ideas on how I can view these?
26 Teej13 : The links are hurting here...
27 Post contains links and images Strickerje : Boeing757fan: Quicktime Player is my viewer of choice; it'll support MPEG's. It came with my computer since I have a Mac, but there's a Windows versio
28 Boeing757fan : Hey thanks! Now, I already have it on my system. How do I take the video to that program to open it? Thanks
29 ChrisKSDF : I had to move the videos because of precisely the case mentioned above. People were viewing the videos, instead of saving them, and when they wished t
30 BluemoonUK : any chance of these clips being reposted on another site? i really wanna see them !!
31 Soundtrack : Where has everyone been... there has already been a St. Maarten video out for years!!! You can also download CLIPS of this airport from Quicktime at
32 Climbout : Thank you, Soundtrack. I just went there and downloaded the clip. Cool stuff!
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