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SXM From The Fence! New Vids!

Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:42 pm

We got planes! We got gates! What the hell!
 
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Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:47 pm

Man, those are great videos. I have to get there at some point. I hear the Sunset Beach Bar calling me!  Smile


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Hannigan
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Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:17 pm

It's a very cool place!

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Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:22 pm

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Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:48 pm

Hanging on to the fence when the 743 goes looks great fun!!
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Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:59 pm

That looks TOTALLY and COMPLETELY INSANE!

Just counting the FF miles.......  Big thumbs up

Cheers,

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Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:18 pm

I'll be leaving tomorrow for SXM, AA flight 667 out of JFK, anyone else? If so, meet you at the sunset beach bar!  Smile
 
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Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:50 pm

Those are awesome! Any more videos from SXM would be greatly appreciated for sure. I hope one day I will be able get there.
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Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:54 pm

Very nice! Awesome.

No offense, but the last one, the 1897 one sucked. The 1880 was very good though.
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:36 am

Man those videos are nuts, I love em!
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:35 am

Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow! Amazing videos!!!

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Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:43 am

It's on the must do list in life.  Smile



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Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:11 am

Great videos,

tell the cameraman I hope his palsey gets better!  Smile
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:18 am

Cabin announcement in this one after landing...
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01899.MPG

"Ladies and Gentlemen. We'd like to welcome you to St.Martin where the local time is approximately 2:30...ish"

Don't "approximately" and "ish" mean like the same thing, or is it so that if you use them in the same sentence they overrule one another? Big grin

Don't these f/a's know what time it is!?  Big grin

Oh and.... AWESOME VIDEOS!!!

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Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:38 am

Ya well I wasn't exactly going for the smoothest most professional video I could create here. I just wanted to show the experience that is Maho Beach at St. Maarten. The takeoff's are an attraction of their own. Everyone lines the fence and holds on for dear life. The 747 takeoff actually blew the lenses of the camera down so that all you can see is the base of the fence. I actually had my head turned toward the water so that I didn't get hit with anything in the face. The poor guy next to me got 3 cuts on his face from the jetblast. I had a few bruises on my arm and 1 bump on the head when it was all done. Was it worth it tho? You better believe it!
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:39 am

WOOW just stunning!

Amazing, thanks for sharing!
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:48 am

Here is a summary of the videos:

1857 - Liat DH8 taking off.
1865 - Winair DH6 (?) landing and DL 757 holding short.
1871 - Liat DH8 blasting some kids on takeoff.
1875 - Beautiful landing by Winair BN2.
1880 - Corsair 747 landing FROM THE FENCE!
1881 - US 757 takeoff with jetblast.
1885 - Eagle ATR72 takeoff from the fence on the centerline.
1897 - Corsair 747 takeoff from the fence! MAJOR JETBLAST!
1899 - Landing on SXM from the plane.
1907 - EGF ATR landing with crosswind.
1908 - Gulfstream landing overhead.
1917 - AF A340 taking off from the fence.
1997 - Departing SXM from the plane.
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:04 am

DABZF: Time becomes less important in the Islands!
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:30 am

Last time I was in SXM, the blast from the Corsair 743 was really lame, much less than the 757s.... I thought that a bit odd. But holding on to the fence on takeoff is great  Smile
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:40 am

The blast from the 747 was intense. For some reason, the A340 blast was not all that it seemed to be this time tho. I think it has a lot to do with the captain and how the plane is positioned. The Corsair captain in the video waved to all of us before he got in position. I think he held the brakes a few extra seconds to send all of us in the bay!  Big grin
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:50 am

Great videos Hannigan especially the last one when the 747 takes off, and you take the jet blast. Keep the videos coming, and keep up the great work!
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:19 am

Hannigan, may I ask which carrier you were on during those takeoffs and landings?

Thanks,

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Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:28 am

US Airways 757 - CLT-SXM-CLT

I just noticed, anyone else see the little kids start running away when the 747 was coming in? The car stops too lol.
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:36 am

Awesome work, man!

thanks for sharing.

I definitely will go there within the next 2 years! That's sure!
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:26 am

From the pictures of the inbound a/c, there look to be hotels to the right--in other words, on the other "side" of the runway from the bar. Anyone know (1) what they are, (2) which ones offer the best views, and (3) if any of them are any good?

I'm sure there is a thread about this somewhere, and I apologize for being lazy--but, hey, Hannigan, since you just got back...

Thanks!

 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:54 am

Yea that was funny when the 747 was landing the kids ran away lol
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:55 am

Thank you for sharing your videos with the rest of us.

Those footage are simply incredible stuff!!
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:26 am

Thank you so much for sharing those moments with the rest of the community! I'm really happy that you finaly got to go on that vacation trip!!  Big grin

Great videos!!!!!


See ya later,
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:06 am

Hannigan,
Those videos are quite impressive. Thanks for putting them online for all of us to see. I love the Corsair 743 landing.

 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:22 am

Great videos! Thanks for posting them!

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Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:04 am

Sweet!!!! great vids....
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:05 am

Hannigan, man you're nuts! then again... i'd do that too! Big grin
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:09 am

As a KLM employee in Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles I fly to SXM quite often and made the landing in small planes such as the DHC Dash 8 from Dutch Caribbean Airlines to large ones as the 747-300/400 from KLM.

But I still cannot get enough of it and it's nice to see it from someone elses perspective.

Thank you for sharing.

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Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:21 am

Awesome, really awesome. Very good job!!!  Big thumbs up

I was really impressed with mov01997 (SXM departure). I've never had the luck to fly in a 757, but that video showed me that when you guys say it takes off fast, you mean FAST!!! Impressive!!!  Wow!

I hope you have more videos.

Nice of you to post them, thank you very much!! Big grin
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:25 am

Excellent work! Any more will be appreciated. Thank you so much!
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:32 am

Fantastic footage! I hope to get down there myself sometime soon, can't wait to lay out in the sun on that beach...
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:54 am

ya good stuff, videos will be making email rounds at work tommorrow
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 11:09 am

Those are some awesome videos. I think I may have to take a vacation down there sometime in the next year. Maybe next Winter.

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Wed Apr 21, 2004 11:16 am

Those videos are using a LOT of bandwith, I can't get any more up, sorry.
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:02 pm

Videos on my server have been taken down due to immense bandwith usage. I have them on my hard drive if it prooves nesecary for someone to have them.
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RE: SXM From The Fence! New Vids!

Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:10 pm

Hey,

I really would like to see it....

Could you please reupload?

Thanks!
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:22 pm

Same here...but I understand if it's not possible!  Big thumbs up
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:21 pm

I will reupload the originals to my server when I get home from work.
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RE: SXM From The Fence! New Vids!

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:25 am

All of the videos are up again!

http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01857.MPG - Liat DH8 taking off.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01865.MPG - Winair DH6 (?) landing and DL 757 holding short.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01871.MPG - Liat DH8 blasting some kids on takeoff.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01875.MPG - Beautiful landing by Winair BN2.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01880.MPG - Corsair 747 landing FROM THE FENCE!
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01881.MPG - US 757 takeoff with jetblast.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01885.MPG - Eagle ATR72 takeoff from the fence on the centerline.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01897.MPG - Corsair 747 takeoff from the fence! MAJOR JETBLAST!
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01899.MPG - Landing on SXM from the plane.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01907.MPG - EGF ATR landing with crosswind.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01908.MPG - Gulfstream landing overhead.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01917.MPG - AF A340 taking off from the fence.
http://astro.armstrong.edu/~hannigch/MOV01997.MPG - Departing SXM from the plane.

Comments are still welcome!  Big grin
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Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:36 am

Those are the best vids ever!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:11 pm

Ok I need help! What am I doing wrong? I cannot get any of them to work. is there a trick to it? Any help is appreciated!

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RE: SXM From The Fence! New Vids!

Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:06 pm

i really appreciate hte videos esp. those of you behind the fence.

SO please, describe more what its like to feel it from the fence.

I would think that wearing sunglasses to avoid getting stuff in your eyes would be the best thing you could do. But how did you or the guy gets cuts and bruises all over you? rocks? what?
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Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:56 pm

Mirrodie: I'll provide you with a description........... simply a crazy idea! LOL  Big grin

I'll give you more details the day I go to SXM.  Smile
 
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RE: SXM From The Fence! New Vids!

Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:04 am

Mirrodie:

For landings, usually just keep a pair of sunglasses on and take a good seat. The planes are EXTREMELY loud (esp the 747) as they go overhead. On takeoff's, the jets can be very hot, so keep that in mind. Take your hat off, set your beer in between the posts on the road's guardrail so that it does not tip over, make sure your sunglasses are on tight, and take 3 or 4 fingers (whatever you can fit) and put them in the fence so that you don't blow away. When you hear the engines rev up, look toward the water.

If your on the fence, you really don't have a lot of debris aside from the occasional rock. On the beach, watch out for the sand (it can hurt!). On the 747 takeoff, the video starts with the engines just on IDLE! When the camera starts shaking violently and then points at the ground, that's when the pilot advances the throttle. Everyone on the fence had bruises and cuts from debris. I had 2 "scrapes" on my legs, a few bumps on my arms, and I recieved a nice smack on the back of the head from a rock. My sunglasses were also scratched thru the tint.

The best way to keep stuff out of your eyes is to stay off the beach and look toward the ocean.

It's very hot and windy is the best way I can describe it. There was a point during the 747 where I thought about bailing to be honest, it was bad. I can;t imagine what kind of wind speed a 747 at full thrust can generate but I can only relate it to a possible tornado gust? Add the heat from the engines and flying rocks, you get the point.  Big grin

It's fun tho, everyone should try a takeoff from the fence once while your there.  Big grin
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