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Topic: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: RyeFly
Posted 2013-01-31 08:51:55 and read 19256 times.

It isn't very often you see a great picture on here, and can provide a unique perspective let alone two of your own. That is the case with this picture. I thought it looked very familiar when I saw it the other day.


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Your eye probably goes to the girl in the pink hat, and then to the plane. However, if you look to the far left, in the black shirt in the water, that good looking guy is me!  

My brother & dad are also in this picture. My brother is taking pictures of this landing in the white shirt behind the girl with the pink hat. He is on one knee. You will also see his perspective of the landing. We were in St. Maarten on a cruise, so I was only on Maho beach for a few incredible hours. So it was awesome that I was able to see this low landing in person.

I thought I could make this excellent picture even more interesting, because I wasn't taking pictures down there at the water line. I was shooting video. It was indeed a very low approach. Much lower then anything else that day. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDH3yU59DsM

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: OA260
Posted 2013-01-31 09:07:01 and read 19133 times.

Great video and pic. Love that place. Was there just over a year ago and need to plan another trip  

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: Kcrwflyer
Posted 2013-01-31 09:41:41 and read 18889 times.

Wait.. Theres an airplane in that photo? I was wondering how it wound up on a.net. You really have to focus to see the 757 amidst the other "scenery"

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: RL757PVD
Posted 2013-01-31 09:48:24 and read 18853 times.

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 2):

Wait.. Theres an airplane in that photo? I was wondering how it wound up on a.net. You really have to focus to see the 757 amidst the other "scenery"

You are in the minority here...

1/3 of a.net sees the airplane
1/3 of a.net sees the scenery
1/3 of a.net plays for the "other team" and therefore also sees the airplane  

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: Kcrwflyer
Posted 2013-01-31 09:57:26 and read 18779 times.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
You are in the minority here...

1/3 of a.net sees the airplane
1/3 of a.net sees the scenery
1/3 of a.net plays for the "other team" and therefore also sees the airplane  

Lol!!!! True ,but I'd think there's scenery for all teams on the beach?

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: leftyboarder
Posted 2013-01-31 10:01:33 and read 18739 times.

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 4):

Amen to that...  

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: n797mx
Posted 2013-01-31 10:03:13 and read 18721 times.

Favourite comment down below, "Nice Twin-engine on that narrowbody!"  

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: DesertJets
Posted 2013-01-31 10:04:10 and read 18688 times.

Quoting RyeFly (Thread starter):
Your eye probably goes to the girl in the pink hat

She's wearing a hat?

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: RL757PVD
Posted 2013-01-31 10:36:49 and read 18461 times.

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 4):
Lol!!!! True ,but I'd think there's scenery for all teams on the beach?

Ehh, I've been 3 times, its usually lacking for my team...

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: gonnabapilot
Posted 2013-01-31 17:41:54 and read 15129 times.

Quoting RyeFly (Thread starter):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDH3yU59DsM

What kind of camera did you use? Very cool starting out underwater!

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: N62NA
Posted 2013-01-31 18:50:43 and read 14062 times.

What a nice surprise for you to learn you are in the picture! Great find - and a great video you shot too. Thanks for posting!

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: einsteinboricua
Posted 2013-01-31 18:59:30 and read 13928 times.

Quoting RyeFly (Thread starter):
Your eye probably goes to the girl in the pink hat, and then to the plane.

I'm worried...my eye went first for the plane and then the girl in pink hat...   

Seriously though, can't believe I'm so close to SXM (about an hour on plane) and I haven't been able to visit Maho beach.  

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: SavannahMark
Posted 2013-01-31 19:19:17 and read 13608 times.

Will be at SXM on the 22nd of March for ten wonderful days of beach bunny and aircraft spotting. Taking the wife on a much delayed honeymoon and we are both so pumped. I've been showing her photographs of the Maho Beach scene and many of the photos, especially this one have her wondering what she's getting herself in to. Staying at the Sonesta Maho and though I've heard some gripes about the place, I'm going to roll the dice and hope for the best. Just need a place to lay my head anyway.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: Max Q
Posted 2013-01-31 19:36:20 and read 13327 times.

It is a good pic but he is unecessarily, dangerously low.


Not clever or cool.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: cessna2
Posted 2013-01-31 19:52:25 and read 13087 times.

Quoting SavannahMark (Reply 12):
Will be at SXM on the 22nd of March for ten wonderful days of beach bunny and aircraft spotting. Taking the wife on a much delayed honeymoon and we are both so pumped. I've been showing her photographs of the Maho Beach scene and many of the photos, especially this one have her wondering what she's getting herself in to. Staying at the Sonesta Maho and though I've heard some gripes about the place, I'm going to roll the dice and hope for the best. Just need a place to lay my head anyway.

The Sonesta Maho is an awesome place. If you're lucky you'll get a room that over looks the beach so you can catch all the landing from your balcony! The only downfall is their A/C only cools the floor. But everything else is awesome. Can't beat getting to see all the planes fly overhead. Hope you are down there one day for the KLM 747 landing. Videos don't do it justice. Will upload my video once I make it home.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: enilria
Posted 2013-01-31 20:05:58 and read 12926 times.

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 2):
Wait.. Theres an airplane in that photo? I was wondering how it wound up on a.net. You really have to focus to see the 757 amidst the other "scenery"

Cool video

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
1/3 of a.net plays for the "other team" and therefore also sees the airplane

True, for some reason aviation skews that way. No idea why. Any non-offensive theories?  
Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 4):
Lol!!!! True ,but I'd think there's scenery for all teams on the beach?

True

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: vikkyvik
Posted 2013-01-31 21:08:27 and read 12140 times.

Quoting RyeFly (Thread starter):
Your eye probably goes to the girl in the pink hat

So don't keep us in suspense.....did you get her number???

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: e195
Posted 2013-02-01 01:21:50 and read 10123 times.

Great video and photo there.
But more importantly did you get the girls phone numbers?


E195

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: emrecan
Posted 2013-02-01 03:44:35 and read 9036 times.

Great video !

As all the a.netters, we are very happy to see girls who like airplanes  

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: jfklganyc
Posted 2013-02-01 05:00:07 and read 8293 times.

Before we all get into a sxm lovefest....

Stopped there on cruise...went to maho...awesome awesome awesome!

Went back for 3 days and stayed at sonesta...never ever again!

One day on this awesome beach is all you need.

There are more friendly places to spend ur money...especially if u bat for the other team.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: 4holer
Posted 2013-02-01 05:41:04 and read 7785 times.

If it weren't for your slo mo version, based on this still shot and that of your brother, I'd swear that the girl in the white bikini is armless!

To the topic, seems low, but I can't blame the pilot for being distracted or coming in low for a closer look.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: william
Posted 2013-02-01 06:42:27 and read 7021 times.

........Thanks, I was looking for a new wallpaper.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2013-02-01 07:16:14 and read 6574 times.

I guess there is still no VASI or PAPI at SXM, why not?

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: vikkyvik
Posted 2013-02-01 19:38:43 and read 4738 times.

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 22):
I guess there is still no VASI or PAPI at SXM, why not?

There's certainly PAPI there....


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Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: RyeFly
Posted 2013-02-01 21:50:35 and read 4564 times.

Thanks for the complements on the video. It was a great day. I'll be back there some day soon I hope. I went back to see if I had any pictures of the girl with the pink hat in them to see if I could provide another view, but no such luck.  
Quoting gonnabapilot (Reply 9):
What kind of camera did you use? Very cool starting out underwater!

I have a Nikon Coolpix AW100. I got it for my trip to go snorkeling with it. I forget the depth it is rated, but it's shock proof and has a built in GPS. It's been a great camera so far.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: SavannahMark
Posted 2013-02-02 13:11:35 and read 4143 times.

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 19):
Before we all get into a sxm lovefest....

Stopped there on cruise...went to maho...awesome awesome awesome!

Went back for 3 days and stayed at sonesta...never ever again!

One day on this awesome beach is all you need.

There are more friendly places to spend ur money...especially if u bat for the other team.

Uh oh! What was it about the Sonesta that left such a bad taste in your mouth? Already have a tower suite reserved there for late March and now am wondering what I've gotten myself into!

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2013-02-02 13:16:29 and read 4122 times.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 23):
There's certainly PAPI there....

Ok thanks, to be as low as he was, guess he ignored them.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: AR385
Posted 2013-02-02 13:21:42 and read 4148 times.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 16):
So don't keep us in suspense.....did you get her number???
Quoting e195 (Reply 17):
But more importantly did you get the girls phone numbers?


That´s so 2000s. These days you ask for the facebook...

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: gonnabapilot
Posted 2013-02-03 02:22:26 and read 3674 times.

Quoting RyeFly (Reply 24):
I have a Nikon Coolpix AW100. I got it for my trip to go snorkeling with it. I forget the depth it is rated, but it's shock proof and has a built in GPS. It's been a great camera so far.

Awesome! I recently purchased a GoPro Hero 2. I have used it quite a bit while flying and at work (ramp) but havent had a chance to do anything under water yet.

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: LH707330
Posted 2013-02-03 02:29:53 and read 3653 times.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
You are in the minority here...

1/3 of a.net sees the airplane
1/3 of a.net sees the scenery
1/3 of a.net plays for the "other team" and therefore also sees the airplane

Ha ha this is the best. If you notice both, which bucket do you belong in?

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: Pugman211
Posted 2013-02-03 02:35:35 and read 3644 times.

Quoting n797mx (Reply 6):
Favourite comment down below, "Nice Twin-engine on that narrowbody!"

your referring to the girl in the pink hat no??  

Topic: RE: US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM
Username: yellowtail
Posted 2013-02-03 15:07:13 and read 3222 times.

There is a photo currently up taken from inside a US 752 landing at SXM and I got to thinking has any "team" ever managed to get a photo combo of the plane from outside landing at SXM while someone takes the same flight photo looking down at the beach while landing?


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