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Landing At St. Maarten Question  
User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 55723 times:

I know with some of the bigger widebodies that land at this airport, they have to come in pretty close to make the runway and have enough space to stop, like this KLM 747.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/photos/4/2/7/1252724.jpg

Just wondering, has anything every happened like damange wise or almost happened to like the area around it, (ie the fence, or cars/ppl around it) or has SXM never had an incident?


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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 55694 times:

with 7700 feet of runway SXM can handle most Airlines jet...because they are almost empty on fuel... taking off is another story... B747 need to put 1-2 hours worth of fuel and go to alternate airport... FDF, PTP, AUA, BON and than takeoff to Europe... Only AF343 can make it back SXM-CDG on a regular basis... may be some other charter using A332 and B767 can go back to Europe on that short runway... pretty spectacular place to be to watch planes...

I heard that a C-5 landed there few yr back to deliver something and they back it up to the fence for the C5 to takeoff  Smile


User currently offlineSurfrider1978 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 55463 times:



Quoting YULYMX (Reply 1):
I heard that a C-5 landed there few yr back to deliver something and they back it up to the fence for the C5 to takeoff

A c5 would not need that much takeoff space to be backed up to the fence, especially empty. In the 80's when the Lockheed SkunkWorks project was ongoing at BUR, they had loaded c5's carrying pieces of the stealth to PMD for assembly, and using no more than half of the 6200' runway on takeoff.


User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 55458 times:



Quoting Surfrider1978 (Reply 2):

True, but there is a hill-mountain in SXM to climb over...


User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3814 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 55417 times:



Quoting YULYMX (Reply 3):
True, but there is a hill-mountain in SXM to climb over...

They dont climb over that. All aircraft execute a right turn shortly after departure.


User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 55380 times:



Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 4):

Some of them do ... the B744 from Corsair climb over it like a rocket amazing to see... only 2 hours worth of fuel but still amazing


User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 55357 times:



Quoting YULYMX (Reply 1):
I heard that a C-5 landed there few yr back to deliver something and they back it up to the fence for the C5 to takeoff

Not too much room needed for takeoff for Fred




Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 55325 times:



Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 6):

JUST AMAZING! wow a few feet and up in the air


User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 55261 times:



Quoting YULYMX (Reply 7):


JUST AMAZING! wow a few feet and up in the air

yeah that didnt seem like 5,000 feet



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User currently offlineN659AA From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 55205 times:

Does anyone know where I can find Corsair schedule information. I will be in SXM on Tuesday 29 April and was wondering if Corsai flies into SXM daily. Since it is a charter, their schedules are not in the OAG.

Any Corsair fans out there?

Regards


User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 55167 times:



Quoting N659AA (Reply 9):

corsair go to sxm from ORY Sunday and Thursday for sure Tuesday ??? not sure


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1841 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 54968 times:



Quoting N659AA (Reply 9):
Does anyone know where I can find Corsair schedule information

Just check their web site
http://www.corsairfly.com/corsair/changeLanguage.ts


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 54956 times:



Quoting YULYMX (Reply 1):
may be some other charter using A332 and B767 can go back to Europe on that short runway...

No nonstop to Europe with an A332, B767 or even B777. Not that they can"t do it, but because of the restrictions (as twin) in case of an engine failure on T.O


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