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User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

At Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten the runway is very close to the beach. Watch as this jumbo jet blows beach goers away. Litterally!
Or is it a fake video?

http://www.break.com/index/plane_blows_beach_away.html

Cheers,

Henpol747


Vive la France! ¡Viva México!
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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

What makes you think it's fake....?? I guess you've never seen just how strong jet blast can be.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

I guess I hadn´t seen how strong it can be. So, innocent bystanders on the beach could get really hurt during a take off roll, amazing!!


Vive la France! ¡Viva México!
User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

It's very real. If you go to www.flightlevel350.com and search for SXM you can see other videos featuring the same effect. It's actually a tourist attraction in St Maarten, some people go there just to get jet blasted! Big grin


Azzurri Campioni del Mondo!
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

Yep, definitely on my things to do before I die list.


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

Quoting Henpol747 (Reply 2):
So, innocent bystanders on the beach could get really hurt during a take off roll, amazing!!

LOL - there are no innocent bystanders on that beach - that's got to be one of the choicest spotting locations in the world.


User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

Quoting Khobar (Reply 5):
LOL - there are no innocent bystanders on that beach - that's got to be one of the choicest spotting locations in the world.

I could not agree with you more!!!! LOL
 bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 

Cheers


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1860 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3885 times:
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Quoting FlyVirgin744 (Reply 4):
Yep, definitely on my things to do before I die list.

Being jetblasted is not fun at all. Two days ago a 76 transitioning too early from KK to K blasted the hell outta me and everyone on gates 5 and 6 and I got sand all in my eyes and mouth and that was only power up for taxi speed so imagine take off.



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User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

A while back I found a video of a 747 (I don't know how much thrust it was producing) parked near a cliff. A push back cart (I think) drove behind it and was blown off the cliff- don't know what happened next. Anyone know where to find that video?
Anyway, it shows how powerful a 747 can be- very impressive.
(wow... 4 sentences in a row that start with an A...)

But I didn't know that a 747 was that powerful!!



"There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3493 times:

Haven't you ever seen Pushing Tin? That's not fake.  spin 


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User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3387 times:

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 8):
But I didn't know that a 747 was that powerful!!

Here's another vid to demonstrate the power of the 744's jet blast.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I_2kmtJynM&search=747



Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3274 times:

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 8):
A while back I found a video of a 747 (I don't know how much thrust it was producing) parked near a cliff. A push back cart (I think) drove behind it and was blown off the cliff- don't know what happened next. Anyone know where to find that video?

Is this the video you meant?



Rgds.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

They aren't being blown away; they are running for the water because they are getting sandblasted.

If you want to ridw the fence, stay at the fence, not accross the road where you will get peppered by the sand.

I noticed on the guard rail between the road and the fence, there are placards to stay away from the fence.


User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Thats is part of the draw to Maho beach in SXM,people seem to love being sandblasted and making a run for the water!!!The video is real...


Guess what???I dont like you either...
User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Having been on the beach recently, I will attest to the jet blast, I got "sand blasted" by a BWIA 737-800 and it hurt like a B*tch! and that was a 737! You wont find me getting sand blasted by anything larger then a 757 there, holding the fence ...maybe... sandblast no.

On another note.... If you are feeling TRULY sorry for yourself you can get a bad sunburn THEN get sandblasted!



Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 11):
Is this the video you meant?

that's the one.
Impressive.



"There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 11):
Is this the video you meant?

The only problem with that video is that truck was completely gutted. No engine, no trans, no interior. Granted the result would probably be similar with a fully loaded car, but that truck probably weighed less than 1,000 lbs.



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User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 16):
Granted the result would probably be similar with a fully loaded car, but that truck probably weighed less than 1,000 lbs.

Pretty much. Anyone who's been spotting at SDU has seen this sign, which was placed there after a taxi cab that was going to the naval school behind SDU got blown into the water by a 737 that was landing. The road to the naval school passes a few metres behind the threshold for 02L and through the "piano keys" for 02R .


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User currently offlineA300 American From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

Although I can´t say from experience, but standing (vice-gripping yourself to that fence) at the fence when a heavy is taking off must be an INCREDIBLE RUSH. One must be out of breathe and smell like jet fuel after being BLASTED.

Let me ask you guys a stupid question, is is worth it? Apart from experiencing this, obviously it must be dangerous (I´d do in a heartbeat), who has experienced it and would NOT do it again?

cheers


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