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Check This Picture Out; Too Low Approach  
User currently offlineAak777 From Qatar, joined Apr 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 23224 times:



I have found this when I searched in google for "Maho Beach ".
Your comments...

91 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 23155 times:

The guy on the street actually looks like he is ducking..Oh come on now you aren't afraid of a little DC-10 are ya??


Propeller, we don't need no stinkin propeller
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 23147 times:

Wooow  Big grin , now thats a low approach, almost hit the fence!

Thanks for sharing that with us,

Rob!


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 23120 times:

Bloody Hell Big grin

Thats Low!!

Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5724 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 23089 times:

Amazing! A truck passing by would have tyre marks on the roof!

User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 23046 times:

My God! that's low! and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! Would have loved to have been there for that one.
Looks like he's pulling up, just to clear the fence!

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 23022 times:

That would have been a sight to see! I would have loved to be laying on that beach as it directly flew over me!

-UH60


User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22954 times:

Have there ever been any accidents at St. Maarten?


Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5760 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22903 times:

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 6):
That would have been a sight to see! I would have loved to be laying on that beach as it directly flew over me!

You probably would have pee all over yourself if you did that! Thast's truly amazingly low!



That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22898 times:

Another Clipper of the Fence:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Marlo Plate - Iberian Spotters




I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22841 times:

just wow!!

regards



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22766 times:

There was another low pass not long ago there was a thread on it.
Cant remember the thread but it was an Israel airline not sure of the name but that was just as low to the fence as this one.



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22697 times:

Simply amazing!

Sam bigrin 



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22697 times:

Great pic!! How can I get a copy of it?


THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22662 times:

Not sure if it still happens but when i lived in Corfu they used to shut the road so the planes could land but hey! much more fun if you keep the road open, eh?  Smile

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22655 times:

Quoting AMSMAN (Reply 7):
Have there ever been any accidents at St. Maarten?

Not that I am aware of, at least not any crashes. There was the story of an AF pilot that allegedly clipped the fence twice; rumor has it he may have been fired after the second incident. I suppose these are accidents, since I doubt he meant to hit the fence.  Wink

I looked on Google but couldn't find any links to this story. It was out there a few months ago, though, so you may keep trying.

Logan


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22628 times:

I remember this photo was on Chris Kilroy's original photo website, it was quite an awesome spectacle even then.. Haven't seen the photo around since that website was shut down, nice find!

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22625 times:

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 13):
How can I get a copy of it?

Right click the photo and 'save photo as'.



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22616 times:

Thanks Myt after I posted it I did just that!


THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22548 times:

I gotta get to that beach some day!!

To all Swedes:
Det där var lågt, men inte lika lågt som Glocalnet.  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 22349 times:

Whoa! I really wanna go there and sit on that fence Big grin


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 22317 times:

LOL - perhaps the pilots were hope to get off at Taxiway Alpha!

-UH60


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 22095 times:

Good thing a semi wasn't passing by or the plane and truck would have made
CNN in minutes.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6437 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 22000 times:

I'm sorry, but am I the only person who sees this as NOT a good thing, but a very dangerous situation? Could a sunbather get sucked into an engine?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17040 posts, RR: 66
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 21962 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 23):
I'm sorry, but am I the only person who sees this as NOT a good thing, but a very dangerous situation? Could a sunbather get sucked into an engine?

Hardly. but there is a small risk of debris being thrown up and hitting someone.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
25 AR1300 : I just shitted my pants with just looking at that picture.Holly crap! Mike
26 Jetjack74 : That place is one bullet away from a terrorist attack.
27 Aak777 : I don't think that is possible, however I think it is likely for the wake turbulence to make objects fly around and hurt someone.
28 Post contains links and images UH60FtRucker : I am not sure how many of you have seen this video - but I would venture to say take-offs are more dangerous than low approaches check it out! http:/
29 Post contains images Monteycarlos : It wasn't an Israeli airline but an Israeli Aviation Industries Westwind. And yes, he was low. I'd say about as low as that DC-10, maybe lower. Hmmm,
30 Post contains images KFLLCFII : THAT IS BY FAR THE FUNNIEST AVIATION VIDEO I'VE EVER SEEN!!!
31 Post contains images Newark777 : What's that supposed to mean? I would think SXM would be very safe, with all the people standing around all the time to notice any suspicious behavio
32 September11 : that's very dangerous! I can't believe it......... maybe pilots did that on purpose?
33 ZOTAN : In that case, so is almost every other airport in the world.
34 Notacheezyname : Yes...it's best to dive under water during a heavy's takeoff at SXM. I've been there and it's wild.
35 DLKAPA : That airplane was probably low enough that the sunbathers could have felt the air being pushed down on them as it was deflected by the flaps. Because
36 Notacheezyname : Actually there is a blast but it's not "from the flaps". The engines, at this point, might run about 50%-60% N1 (fan speed). This creates quite a bit
37 Post contains images ACDC8 : Just curious about the picture of the Iberia A320 in reply 9...did anyone check if the F/O is wearing "civilian" clothes and has long hair? JUST KIDDI
38 Jfkaua : Im sure theoretically if the engines were off and it just glided in at 140 knots you would feel quite a breeze, but I have a feeling at the actual be
39 TedTAce : My thoughts are as follows: Setup a series of very plyable ribbons from 1' above the fence to 16' above the fence. I got $60 for the A/C crew that get
40 GoBoeing : Okay, now, find an airport on planet earth that isn't. Everything and everyone is one bullet away from a terrorist attack. Nick
41 Neil49 : Sure looks fake to me! Where's the shadow?
42 TommyBoy : maybe it's just me, but that airplane isn't casting a shadow, is it? Looks like a shadow on the fence but it dosen't look big enough for that DC-10!
43 TedTAce : It's there, apparently the sun is a little low, and the angle from the camera is left quarter, that puts the shadow where you CAN see it in the pictu
44 AirRuss : God, that's too funny! I'm so sick of that post....
45 Post contains images ZOTAN : I sure hope not, wouldnt that be illegal?!
46 JumboJim747 : WHat would be the sink rate at that point.? If its any where near normal sink rate the thing would have hit the fence by the time it got to it. No mat
47 Post contains links and images Ha763 : This was the aircraft and picture View Large View MediumPhoto © Kazim Alikhan - t.dot photography
48 Qxeguy : I have heard that people have died at this beach being crushed by the air pressure or drowned by the pressure while swimming. Does anyone know if this
49 Post contains images Lekohawk : Somehow, a DC-10 coming in that low is a little more intimidating (and makes for a more impressive photo) than a bizjet. Just my two cents.
50 Chicoco : Maybe its my imagination, but it looks like there are gates on the fence near the undrecarriage.Still looks a weeeeee bit to low.Wonder what the crew
51 HAWK21M : Is there any Traffic signals to stop traffic when an Aircraft is on Approach. The A320 in reply 9 could have struck the truck. regds MEL
52 Falcon790 : Now that's a hell of an approach ! Thanks for posting it, The video link is by the way not working... Vala
53 Post contains images Wukka : Dude... Instant "respected users", even for a Canuck.
54 BAW716 : In looking at this approach, I see three things: 1. There is no question that this aircraft is WAY too low. Did they see the TCH in the approach plate
55 Post contains images LH450 : Oh my god, I really have to book a flight to SXM...I want to breath hot exhaust fumes while chilling on the beach How often can you see those approach
56 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : I thought that picture could be a fake, I too have seen it a long time ago but.. looks like a poor quality print shot, hard to match the quality in th
57 Post contains images WunalaYann : Oh my!! Rubber haircut, anyone?
58 Post contains images Lauda 777 : That was the best so far this year.
59 BCAL : Me too. Trouble is none of my friends would enjoy sitting on that beach all day watching and photographing the planes. Maybe we a.netters should get
60 Post contains links BCAL : See How Is This Legal? (by BoeingForEver Mar 29 2005 in Civil Aviation)
61 Post contains images Airforum : actually the take-offs at SXM have been discussed in the media just recently...last week a Swiss woman won a lawsuit against the Juliana (SXM) airport
62 Post contains images 777ER : The quote in the pic of the IB landing says "Fortunately the truck driver hit the brakes before passing below" so no there are no lights Works perfec
63 Post contains images Mika : To all Swedes: Det där var lågt, men inte lika lågt som Glocalnet Hilarious!
64 Starlionblue : As if you would have had time to get out of the car. The thing is moving at 140 knots probably.
65 AirKas1 : I've been there aswell, and I dove into the water also. But when I came up to breath, the sand was blown in my mouth and face..
66 Post contains images Brian_ga : Ok I know that video is not funny but I could not stop laughing Brian_ga
67 Post contains links YOWguy : Here is a video from the same website as above....a 747 going into SXM, viewed from the end of the runway. http://www.aviationexplorer.com/747_landing
68 Post contains links JHSfan : You mean like this? - http://planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=249072 BTW how come no double decker busses on Skiathos? http://planepictures.net/netsh
69 DeltaWings : ??? When was that picture taken? It looks like something from the 80s, as AOM doesnt have the DC-10 any more and the cars look pretty old. ~DeltaWing
70 Swissy : Yes SMX is a must for all of us, I was there a few years a go at Maho Beach Resort and they have sings everywhere but I guess it does not stop the stu
71 MD11dude : He's "floating" to the threshold...Although I gather with quite a bit of power applied , judging by his AOA etc.- To avoid a rather alarming sink rate
72 Klm-md11 : thanks JSH for the Skiatos pics! Been there, seen it and done it! That's the closest one can get to a RWY. interesting landing there too! extremely sh
73 JAGflyer : Holy Shit! You could literally touch the gear! Those people's ears must have been ringing for a while.
74 JHSfan : Looking at the picture at the top, my imagination starts to work. How about putting a hook on the tail of the airliners landing at SXM - just like the
75 Post contains images Hirisk : i'm all for a a-nutters get together at sxm!that was on hell of a close shave! give me a few months to save up!
76 Theredbaron : I have been there (on my honeymoon), and when you are at the beach you reallu dont know how low an approach is going to be until its too late, then yo
77 Post contains links and images Fkruiver : Been there, seen it and done that as well, another nice blast away is at Bonaire. Small problem is that instead of sand there's small rocks being thro
78 RICARDOAB : Faro has good 'low' areas. I remember spending sometime on the beach near Quinta Da Lago and watching Martinair 747s and TAP A340s on finals. Anyone g
79 TPASXM787 : I was there last week, when they pass over, the engines are idling, you can barely hear them. They best is when they get ready to go and the dumba$$e
80 Post contains images SA006 : I have been to Skiathos before and plan to go back there this August. When I was in Skiathos , saw a guy get blasted along with his motorbike a few me
81 ClearedDirect : 2. It would seem that the pilot was flying a visual approach. Since there is an ILS on this runway, even though they were flying a visual approach, wo
82 JBirdAV8r : I see this quite a bit from A.net users...what a misconception. You cannot accurately determine an airplane's angle of attack (AoA) from a picture. Y
83 Post contains images Logan22L : I remember reading that locals at Maho Beach used to take their pets to the beach. As heavies would spool up their engines for take-off, and the jet b
84 GothamSpotter : How many flights land at SXM on a typical summer day? Are the flights distributed throughout the day or are some times busier than others? Is there an
85 Doona : Jeez, that'll part your hair neatly... And I agree with Matt27: Det är inte lika lågt som Glocalnet... Cheers Mats
86 TPASXM787 : When I was there last week there was about 6 mainline flights that came in, plus 2 AE. There is also a lot of general aviation and small kingair/beec
87 Jafa39 : " target=_blank>http://planepictures.net/netshow.php...49072 You got it! Thanks for the Pic (ahhh, memories) it was a bit scary when the Olympic 727's
88 Jafa39 : " target=_blank>http://planepictures.net/netshow.php...49072 BTW, these pics brought back many happy memories from 1988, you are my first respected us
89 Daevosh : (posted to wrong thread... sorry!)[Edited 2005-04-01 00:56:26]
90 Mridgep : There is a video on "flightlevel350.com" that shows two guys holding on to the fence during a T/O execution. I believe it's from a 777. You will eithe
91 Post contains links Newark777 : I think this is the video you are talking about. It is actually an A340, but you get the idea. http://www.flightlevel350.com/public_viewer.php?cat=95
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