I took a couple of digital MPG videos while visiting St. Maarten, and I thought I would share them with you guys. Each video is between 5.2mb and 5.6mb, and runs 15 seconds. The compression is low so the quality is quite good (for an MPG
Air France 747-200 Departs Runway 09 - I thought I'd get a shot of the Air France 747 departing Runway 09 for Santo Domingo, then pan the camera to 'the beach' to show the sand blowing around and the water kicking up. Little did I know that I'd catch a few poor souls who decided to challenge the jetblast getting blown into the water! An interesting video showing the power of a 747's jetblast!
Air France 747-200 Landing Runway 09 - This video is taken from a point on 'the beach,' just north of the Runway 09 extended centerline. See what it feels like to stand on Maho Beach when a 747 lands. Note the wind noise of the wake turbulence after the 747 passes.
Corsair 747-200 Landing Runway 09 - Corsair arriving from Orly on Runway 09. The video is taken from a point approximately 300m north-east of the Runway 09 extended centerline and threshold, from the Maho Beach Hotel & Casino outdoor restaurant/pool/beach area. Corsair is just a little low.
American 757-200 Landing Runway 09 - American 632 arriving from JFK. Video taken from the same location as Corsair above.