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User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

hi guys...

I know, this is going to be a totally stoopid question, probably, if one day anybody starts a thread about dumd questions I will be in the winning-team...

Anyway...

As the guy (don't have Your nick right now...) mentioned SXM as a weird approach procedure, I started looking for pix, cause I didn't know what or who SXM would be...
So I saw a lot of pix from there by now, and I wonder, if the heavies are approaching so low over ground, just across the beach...the noise and the heat from the engines, the wake turbs, the wind coming out of the engines...that is only fun for us here...but it also sounds pretty unhealthy...I heard, that the EGT could kill somebody, when too close.
I did a lot of landscape-photos before, and I know, how to "cheat" on the motive with the right lenses, right settings...nothing new for me...
So is it just the impression, or ar the birds really flying low (doesn't that mean, that bad weather is coming up?...lol) and wouldn't that be dangerous to people around? I would love to spedt a 52 week vacation on that beach, but girlie would probably check in for the flight home after two 747...

As I said, it is stoopid, so don't tell me that again. But answers would be cool anyway...


Putana da Seatbeltz!
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User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

I do believe there are signs on the beach telling people who far to stand away when a jet approaches.

God bless through Jesus,

Jeff



God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

I've been there, and have many photos from SXM on here. They're really that low. I've stood under the AF 747 during landing, and behind it during take off. I'm still here. It's prolly more dangerous to your health to try and spot around EWR  Big grin...


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1840 times:


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They are that low. A good guess is that he was around 30 feet. The jetblast of her departing was incredible. Blew my shirt over my head, I had to grab on to the guard rail on the side of the road.

Justin


User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

After looking at some of those incredible shots taken @ SXM, I started to wonder, what if an a/c was making an emergency landing there? Would the authorities evacuate the beach as a precaution??

Zebfly2



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

They'd prolly do an emergency landing at a nearby airport with a longer runway.

My pic is better, Justin.  Big grin

Brian - SPOT THIS!


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