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US Airways 757 Low Approach At SXM  
User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 19056 times:

It isn't very often you see a great picture on here, and can provide a unique perspective let alone two of your own. That is the case with this picture. I thought it looked very familiar when I saw it the other day.


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Your eye probably goes to the girl in the pink hat, and then to the plane. However, if you look to the far left, in the black shirt in the water, that good looking guy is me!  

My brother & dad are also in this picture. My brother is taking pictures of this landing in the white shirt behind the girl with the pink hat. He is on one knee. You will also see his perspective of the landing. We were in St. Maarten on a cruise, so I was only on Maho beach for a few incredible hours. So it was awesome that I was able to see this low landing in person.

I thought I could make this excellent picture even more interesting, because I wasn't taking pictures down there at the water line. I was shooting video. It was indeed a very low approach. Much lower then anything else that day. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDH3yU59DsM

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 18933 times:

Great video and pic. Love that place. Was there just over a year ago and need to plan another trip  

User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3817 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 18689 times:

Wait.. Theres an airplane in that photo? I was wondering how it wound up on a.net. You really have to focus to see the 757 amidst the other "scenery"

User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 18653 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 2):

Wait.. Theres an airplane in that photo? I was wondering how it wound up on a.net. You really have to focus to see the 757 amidst the other "scenery"

You are in the minority here...

1/3 of a.net sees the airplane
1/3 of a.net sees the scenery
1/3 of a.net plays for the "other team" and therefore also sees the airplane  



Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3817 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 18579 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
You are in the minority here...

1/3 of a.net sees the airplane
1/3 of a.net sees the scenery
1/3 of a.net plays for the "other team" and therefore also sees the airplane  

Lol!!!! True ,but I'd think there's scenery for all teams on the beach?


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 18539 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 4):

Amen to that...  


User currently offlinen797mx From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 18521 times:

Favourite comment down below, "Nice Twin-engine on that narrowbody!"  


Clear skies and strong tail winds.
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 18488 times:

Quoting RyeFly (Thread starter):
Your eye probably goes to the girl in the pink hat

She's wearing a hat?



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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 18261 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 4):
Lol!!!! True ,but I'd think there's scenery for all teams on the beach?

Ehh, I've been 3 times, its usually lacking for my team...



Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
User currently offlinegonnabapilot From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14929 times:

Quoting RyeFly (Thread starter):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDH3yU59DsM

What kind of camera did you use? Very cool starting out underwater!



what are you squakin?
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4469 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 13862 times:

What a nice surprise for you to learn you are in the picture! Great find - and a great video you shot too. Thanks for posting!

User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3096 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 13728 times:

Quoting RyeFly (Thread starter):
Your eye probably goes to the girl in the pink hat, and then to the plane.

I'm worried...my eye went first for the plane and then the girl in pink hat...   

Seriously though, can't believe I'm so close to SXM (about an hour on plane) and I haven't been able to visit Maho beach.  



"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
User currently offlineSavannahMark From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13408 times:

Will be at SXM on the 22nd of March for ten wonderful days of beach bunny and aircraft spotting. Taking the wife on a much delayed honeymoon and we are both so pumped. I've been showing her photographs of the Maho Beach scene and many of the photos, especially this one have her wondering what she's getting herself in to. Staying at the Sonesta Maho and though I've heard some gripes about the place, I'm going to roll the dice and hope for the best. Just need a place to lay my head anyway.

User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4518 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13127 times:

It is a good pic but he is unecessarily, dangerously low.


Not clever or cool.



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User currently offlinecessna2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 338 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12887 times:

Quoting SavannahMark (Reply 12):
Will be at SXM on the 22nd of March for ten wonderful days of beach bunny and aircraft spotting. Taking the wife on a much delayed honeymoon and we are both so pumped. I've been showing her photographs of the Maho Beach scene and many of the photos, especially this one have her wondering what she's getting herself in to. Staying at the Sonesta Maho and though I've heard some gripes about the place, I'm going to roll the dice and hope for the best. Just need a place to lay my head anyway.

The Sonesta Maho is an awesome place. If you're lucky you'll get a room that over looks the beach so you can catch all the landing from your balcony! The only downfall is their A/C only cools the floor. But everything else is awesome. Can't beat getting to see all the planes fly overhead. Hope you are down there one day for the KLM 747 landing. Videos don't do it justice. Will upload my video once I make it home.


User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7188 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12726 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 2):
Wait.. Theres an airplane in that photo? I was wondering how it wound up on a.net. You really have to focus to see the 757 amidst the other "scenery"

Cool video

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 3):
1/3 of a.net plays for the "other team" and therefore also sees the airplane

True, for some reason aviation skews that way. No idea why. Any non-offensive theories?  
Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 4):
Lol!!!! True ,but I'd think there's scenery for all teams on the beach?

True


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10026 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11940 times:
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Quoting RyeFly (Thread starter):
Your eye probably goes to the girl in the pink hat

So don't keep us in suspense.....did you get her number???



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User currently offlinee195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 191 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9923 times:
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Great video and photo there.
But more importantly did you get the girls phone numbers?


E195



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User currently offlineemrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 940 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8836 times:

Great video !

As all the a.netters, we are very happy to see girls who like airplanes  


User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3476 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8093 times:

Before we all get into a sxm lovefest....

Stopped there on cruise...went to maho...awesome awesome awesome!

Went back for 3 days and stayed at sonesta...never ever again!

One day on this awesome beach is all you need.

There are more friendly places to spend ur money...especially if u bat for the other team.


User currently online4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3017 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7585 times:

If it weren't for your slo mo version, based on this still shot and that of your brother, I'd swear that the girl in the white bikini is armless!

To the topic, seems low, but I can't blame the pilot for being distracted or coming in low for a closer look.



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlinewilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6821 times:

........Thanks, I was looking for a new wallpaper.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6374 times:

I guess there is still no VASI or PAPI at SXM, why not?


The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10026 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4538 times:
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Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 22):
I guess there is still no VASI or PAPI at SXM, why not?

There's certainly PAPI there....


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User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4364 times:

Thanks for the complements on the video. It was a great day. I'll be back there some day soon I hope. I went back to see if I had any pictures of the girl with the pink hat in them to see if I could provide another view, but no such luck.  
Quoting gonnabapilot (Reply 9):
What kind of camera did you use? Very cool starting out underwater!

I have a Nikon Coolpix AW100. I got it for my trip to go snorkeling with it. I forget the depth it is rated, but it's shock proof and has a built in GPS. It's been a great camera so far.


25 SavannahMark : Uh oh! What was it about the Sonesta that left such a bad taste in your mouth? Already have a tower suite reserved there for late March and now am wo
26 71Zulu : Ok thanks, to be as low as he was, guess he ignored them.
27 AR385 : That´s so 2000s. These days you ask for the facebook...
28 gonnabapilot : Awesome! I recently purchased a GoPro Hero 2. I have used it quite a bit while flying and at work (ramp) but havent had a chance to do anything under
29 LH707330 : Ha ha this is the best. If you notice both, which bucket do you belong in?
30 Post contains images Pugman211 : your referring to the girl in the pink hat no??
31 yellowtail : There is a photo currently up taken from inside a US 752 landing at SXM and I got to thinking has any "team" ever managed to get a photo combo of the
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