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User currently offlineVivek1979 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 50 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 1146 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?

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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

There is a video on the web that depicts what happens when a 747 prepares for T/O from SXM (on the side of the famous beach), basically, the beach goers will be forced to take a dip in the ocean.

Just makes you wanna go there even more!  Big thumbs up

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineVivek1979 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

LY744
Do you know where I can find that video?


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

No, but I could email it to you when I find it on my HD.

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5497 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 1097 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!


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User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 1070 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.

User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Here's the link to the post where all the videos of SXM are:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/695019/6/

direct link to the jet blast:

http://www.airdisaster.com/graphics/sxmvideo/af747-depart-09.mpg


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

damn I just realized that the links don't work  Angry

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Did you get the email?

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 908 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.

B


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