levg79
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Does This Beat SXM?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:38 am

I came across this picture and I realized that this definitely beats any approach. Especially since there's no runway visible...


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gigneil
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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:39 am

Heh no, sorry.

SXM is pretty. Cows and fields are pastoral, cute sometimes, but not stunning.

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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:44 am

I agree that the scenery at SXM is better than in this picture.

But it looks like this one flies lower over the heads of people than a/c flying over Maho beach in front of SXM.

So I consider the pictures taken at SXM and this picture equal.

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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 5:01 am

It's not DIRECTLY over the cows is it?? If so, that's quick hamburger!!!  Laugh out loud
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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 5:32 am

That`s a departure, not an arrival, and the runway is on the other side of that small wood fence.

Arrivals over Maho Beach are much closer to the ground as this a/c is to the cows & people.

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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:36 am

It's an allusion. The aircraft is over the runway at the time. The huge size of it just throws ya off.

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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:04 am

That's what I call some Mad Cow.

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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:42 pm

Cows stink. Cant say its more pleasant than SXM.
 
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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:02 pm

It doesn't come close, I don't see any body filled bikinis anywhere in sight!
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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Sun Jan 11, 2004 6:15 pm

Hello there Levg79.

This comes close but does not beat SXM.

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Also take a look at this thread Big grin
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1293768/

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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:33 pm

Sometimes people forget the point,

Its not that the aircraft are low to the ground at SXM, its that there is a beach open to tourists and used by hotels just metres from the threshold of the runway, and that heavies regularly land only a matter of feet over the heads of those on the beach!

At every airport the aircraft get close to the ground!!!
 
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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:45 pm

It's indeed a take-off and it was a nice spot: the end of the public road was only 30meter away from the runway (so the wing of an An-124 almost passed over your head... and you could get blown away by the jet blast). There was a similar spot on the other side of the runway.

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But you can't compare it to SXM for sure. Totally different environment and climat Big grin
Both spots are closed now unfortunately.

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RE: Does This Beat SXM?

Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:33 pm

If there was a cow flying away due to jetblast...well that would make SXM look boring!
The captain of the next departing flight would certainly not be too afraid of birdstrike, but certainly tell his FO: "Hey, man, watch out for low-flying cows, man!" "Oh my god, we have a bull in engine #3..."


Or I just get a grip on myself and stop this...
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