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Stupidity At St. Maarten! Something A Little New!  
User currently offlineBalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 23135 times:

Evening everyone! About 3 weeks ago I finally got to take a trip down to SXM and I've gotta say if you haven't been you absolutely need to go there is nothing like it. Anyway while I was there I participated in being stupid and standing on Maho beach behind a multitude of different jets during their takeoff runs. Well to sum up what your going to see is me standing behind the daily Air France A340 and other than the fact that I'm possibly insane, a nice inpatient individual decided to take her life and mine (in this case) into her hands by driving her truck behind the jet and in front of me... And for the record I actually saw none of this because I was protecting my eyes. Enjoy! I'm sure you will all get quite a laugh out of this one!

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

PS Laughs, Comments, Jeers all welcome!


First class or no class...
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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 23018 times:

Meh, I wouldn't do it now at my age, but when I was younger. Definitely. Why not? Beats taking drugs and ruining your life.

Do it again!



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User currently offlineBalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 22985 times:



Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 1):
Do it again!

and again... and again... and again... haha



First class or no class...
User currently offlineStrandedInBGM From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 22919 times:

I will be wearing a snorkel and mask when I go.


It's 737s, 747s and 380s. Not 737's, 747's and 380's. Learn to use the apostrophe for crying out loud.
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6335 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 22646 times:

And we call them hairdryers.. Haha. I guess I appreciate jetblast a bit more now and wouldn't want to risk my equipment (whatever I have when I eventually get there) behind a jet like that!

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 1):
Definitely. Why not? Beats taking drugs and ruining your life.

Haha, as long as you have sufficient hearing protection I'd say. Permanent hearing damage could be just as bad as side effects..



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineBalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 22481 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
And we call them hairdryers.. Haha. I guess I appreciate jetblast a bit more now and wouldn't want to risk my equipment (whatever I have when I eventually get there) behind a jet like that!

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 1):
Definitely. Why not? Beats taking drugs and ruining your life.

Haha, as long as you have sufficient hearing protection I'd say. Permanent hearing damage could be just as bad as side effects..

Eh I've still got the warranty on my iPhone so that can be replaced! haha. And for the hearing thing thankfully I was smart enough to remember my plugs but I was more worried about my eyes than anything! I looked like a skinless lobster afterwords though... lol



First class or no class...
User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6104 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 22202 times:

When I saw it I said "holy shit !". And I'm French and an atheist ^^


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User currently offlineAllegro From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 22112 times:

Hope u r OK! This reminded me of another video about why you should not play behind a 747:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyMGLjo6Ojo



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6335 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21998 times:



Quoting Allegro (Reply 7):

LOL! "Caution, wake turbulence"

Man that's powerful.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21540 times:

A friend of mine who worked in airport ops at a large south Florida airport told me what he and friends would do on Friday nights. They'd dress up in pads and crouch into the fetal position and lie by the approach lights (airside) and roll around with the jet blast.

User currently offlinePwdalmech From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 21112 times:

That was pretty stupid...  bigthumbsup 


Pure Power
User currently offlineBalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 20747 times:



Quoting Allegro (Reply 7):
Hope u r OK!

I'm just peachy thanks! I actually didn't even know it happened until i saw the video! lol

Quoting Pwdalmech (Reply 10):
That was pretty stupid... bigthumbsup

Yes... yes it was... haha  Big grin



First class or no class...
User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 19542 times:

OMGSH! LOL! Imaginea 747! Big grin


My worst nightmare is not getting a window seat!
User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 19484 times:

check out this vid!

The guy can literally touch the 747's belly! (Takeoff on runway 27)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu91oZ2_Vag&feature=quicklist



My worst nightmare is not getting a window seat!
User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2851 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 19085 times:



Quoting Allegro (Reply 7):
Hope u r OK! This reminded me of another video about why you should not play behind a 747:

I noticed that there was not and engine or transmission in the truck which decreased its weight.
Still pretty impressive.

Okie


User currently offlineBalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 19050 times:



Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 12):
OMGSH! LOL! Imaginea 747! Big grin

Believe it or not the 747 was nothing compared to the 340! Not even comparible.



First class or no class...
User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 18301 times:



Quoting Allegro (Reply 7):

Reminds me of the Mythbusters' Super-Sized Myth special where they drove a car, school bus, and a Cessna behind a K4 747. All three, including the school bus, caught air.



Former ZW F/A | "Wisconsin 72A, contact departure, see ya."
User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 18215 times:

I understand covering your eyes, but why did you cover the camera lens? We can't see anything for the last 10 seconds of the video.


Unable.
User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 18118 times:

Thanks for the memories. Its been over a year since I went to SXM and I have no idea when I might be able to go again. I can still smell the jet exhaust and feel its warmth, I also remember having to wash sand off of EVERY part of me afterwords, even after something as "small" as a B6 A320.  Smile Good times!! Glad you didn't get nailed by any flying objects.


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User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 18118 times:



Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 17):
I understand covering your eyes, but why did you cover the camera lens? We can't see anything for the last 10 seconds of the video.

Have you ever seen the effects of sand vs lenses? Yeah...that never ends well.

-Noah  wave 



Cleared to IAH via CLL 076 radial/BAZBL/RIICE3, up to 3k, 7k in 10, departure on 134.3, squawk 4676, Colgan 9581.
User currently offlineMikelive From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 17716 times:



Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 13):
check out this vid!

The guy can literally touch the 747's belly! (Takeoff on runway 27)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu91o...klist

One word: WOW!  eyepopping 


User currently offlineHugoandres1984 From Venezuela, joined Dec 2009, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 17394 times:

this is cool, i would like to do this

User currently offlineBalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 15795 times:



Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 19):
Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 17):
I understand covering your eyes, but why did you cover the camera lens? We can't see anything for the last 10 seconds of the video.

Have you ever seen the effects of sand vs lenses? Yeah...that never ends well.

That and the blast itself is so intense it sends you to the ground I was doing everything I could just to stay in place and hang onto my camera.

Quoting Hugoandres1984 (Reply 21):
this is cool, i would like to do this

I HIGHLY recommend St. Maarten. It was an amazing place. A little expensive but well worth it.



First class or no class...
User currently offlineAmericaWest From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 15414 times:

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL@ boomer757's comment:

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL@teh box


EDIT: I thought of this video when you mentioned that she took your lives into her hands by driving that truck through there at that moment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLyR6kuqfzU&feature=related

[Edited 2009-12-30 23:40:27]


AmericaWest
User currently offlineWexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 15217 times:

Man you are lucky!! Really makes me wanna go to SXM though  Smile


Come with me, there's a place I want you to see, where the leaves are dark, I've got a hiding place in central park.
25 Post contains links Eightball : Well, that was pretty stupid. You reminded me of these guys' antics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEYExamgjLg I think you're lucky that you didn't e
26 RussianJet : Am I the only one to be really disappointed with this? I expected to see flying vehicles or people at least, and all I got was a box.
27 Slinky09 : Thanks for a good laugh on New Year's Eve! Loved the KLM jumbo as well, now how do I get to SXM again!
28 Jayeshrulz : haha it was fun!!! Nice you dint blow up in the water lol
29 CptRegionalJet : No risk here,it was just an A340
30 Post contains images WINGS : St Maarten is a great location for aviation enthusiasts. St Barth's is also one other great location for enthusiasts. After watching the following Air
31 DAL763ER : Do you happen to work at LIS airport? I'm asking because your username is the same as the cool shop at the arrivals area with plane models and such.
32 Post contains links AirGabon : This one is spectacular (Corsair B744 @ SXM): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu91oZ2_Vag&feature=related
33 WINGS : Hey DAL763ER, Sorry to disappoint you, but I don't. To be honest I rarely go through Lisbon. So I'm actually surprised about that. I always go throug
34 Paulcaz : What is the name of the bar that sits on the beech there?
35 Mudboy : I am going there with my Girlfriend in Apr, any tips on where to stay, best beaches, nightlife and of course, the do's and don'ts of playing around th
36 Post contains links BA84 : To see what happened to me, here's a link to my post in another thread: Scroll to Reply # 46: Super Low Approach Even For SXM! (VID) (by JetBlue777 Oc
37 BA84 : Anyone planning a trip to SXM: Wear unbreakable sunglasses or prescription lenses to protect your eyes! BA84
38 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Thanks for the laugh! Holy cow! Makes for a great video though! I am definitely planning a trip there! I am afraid with all the security paranoia tha
39 BalZ18 : It's called the Sunset Bar and Grill and believe it or not the food there is pretty good! Not to mention the booze haha.
40 JRadier : You've got 2. The main one is the Sunset Beach Bar, the smaller one across the beach is the 'boat bar'
41 Western727 : The 343's engine thrust rating is significantly lower (31,200 to 34,000 lbs per engine) than the engines on even the 747-100. Please clarify. And tak
42 BalZ18 : I don't mean it as a comparison of total thrust what I meant was during my visit the 343 did a significant amount more "damage" than the 747-400 as i
43 Post contains links JakeOrion : Tell that to these people: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5TDuz0ilgw&feature=related
44 BalZ18 : Now that wasn't during my visit now was it? lol
45 Western727 : I understand. That still sounds subjective...after all, some Boeings and Airbii share somewhat similar engines on some aircraft such as the 320 and 7
46 BalZ18 : I get that. But what I'm saying is that during my entire stay none of the Boeing aircraft performed the held run ups that the Airbuses did. I mean th
47 Western727 : That makes sense now. Thanks for clarifying.
48 BalZ18 : Haha sorry for splittin hairs lol
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