Vivek1979
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Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 9:32 am

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?
 
LY744
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RE: Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 9:58 am

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

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Vivek1979
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RE: Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 10:02 am

LY744
Do you know where I can find that video?
 
LY744
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RE: Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 10:04 am

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

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RE: Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 10:26 am

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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KCLE
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RE: Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:23 am

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.
 
crank
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RE: Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:28 am

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
 
crank
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RE: Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:30 am

damn I just realized that the links don't work  Angry
 
LY744
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RE: Jet Blast--SXM

Sat Jun 01, 2002 8:09 pm

Did you get the email?

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Sorry To Disappoint You, But...

Sun Jun 02, 2002 2:32 am

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.

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