manu
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Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:23 am

Wonder what happens to the beach as a a 747 goes full thrust at SXM airport?



http://www.break.com/index/plane_blows_beach_away.html
 
masseybrown
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:15 pm

Looks like the "standing on the runway" scene in Pushing Tin.  Smile
 
ChicagoOhare
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:31 pm

It really is quite a rush. I was down their a few years back, and I wasn't even directly behind a KLM 747 and I was getting blown away. Someone closer to the middle of the runway fence had a fairly large stobe actually pierce and imbed in his leg. SXM never gets old.
 
emalad
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:55 am

Wow! Are they people being blown into the sea?
 
pavlin
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:57 am

I think this video is fake. The beach would be closed if the blast would be really so strong
 
oldeuropean
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:23 am

Quoting Pavlin (Reply 4):
I think this video is fake. The beach would be closed if the blast would be really so strong

No, it`s no fake. There are several different videos of SXM, showing the effect of the blast of aircraft engines, specially 747s, and the beach will not be closed. Perhaps the guys on the beach in this video overplayed a little bit.

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ordryan28
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 5):
No, it`s no fake. There are several different videos of SXM, showing the effect of the blast of aircraft engines, specially 747s, and the beach will not be closed. Perhaps the guys on the beach in this video overplayed a little bit.

I agree. That video is not a fake, and the people on the beach did do a little bit of acting.

-Ryan
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aircanl1011
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:28 am

Quoting Pavlin (Reply 4):
The beach would be closed if the blast would be really so strong

This is what make SXM the special place that it is. Most people that visit the island have a story to tell about the beach. I have never been there but it is on the list.
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drerx7
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:36 am

Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Reply 7):
This is what make SXM the special place that it is. Most people that visit the island have a story to tell about the beach. I have never been there but it is on the list.

Going next week! Can't wait.
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TinkerBelle
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:55 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 8):
Going next week! Can't wait.

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planesarecool
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:58 am

I don't think they're being blown into the sea, but are just running in to get away from the sand blast.
 
jsposaune
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:16 pm

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 10):
I don't think they're being blown into the sea, but are just running in to get away from the sand blast.

Yup...most people don't realize how much that sand stings!! I've been there several times...they're making a beeline for the water!! Happens every time!!

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MCOflyer
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:22 pm

I would like to go to SXM. When I get my new g/f, we'll go there and get blasted by the jets.

MCOflyer
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swissgabe
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RE: Princess Juliana 747 Beach Blast

Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:38 pm

Quoting Manu (Thread starter):
Wonder what happens to the beach as a a 747 goes full thrust at SXM airport?

I checked out the Corsair 744. It hurts a bit but still its fun ...
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