Vivek1979 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 50 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
Just had a question in mind after viewing a lot of the pictures of the approach at SXM and the concern about the jet blast to the people below on the Beach. Is it even a concern? In what way if any would it effect the people on the beach other than hearing a loud annoying thunder. Any suggestions?
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
They have signs posted around the beach warning swimmers of the danger. The blast is awsome....I stood at the fence during an AF 743 departure one night...talk about getting sandblasted!!! I had to hold on to a guard rail on the side of the road...blew my shirt over my head...what an experience!
Kcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1085 times:
I've heard that people take their dogs to the fence and hold them up in the air and when the jets spool up for T/O, once the jet blast is at its peak, they release the dogs and they go flying into the ocean.
NonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 923 times:
No, people don't get blown into the water. No, dogs don't either. Even the 747 isn't strong enough to do that. I was right there w/ Dazed767. It was strong, it was hot, but at no time did I think it could pick up anything larger than a small rock.
Sorry to disappoint, but all the wild stories you hear are just that...Wild stories.