Aviation Photo #1126677: Dassault Falcon (Mystere) 20F-5 - Untitled


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    Dassault Falcon (Mystere) 20F-5
    Dassault Falcon (Mystere) 20/200/XX (U-25)
    Dassault Falcon (Mystere) 20/200/XX (U-25)
    Dassault
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    N911DT
    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
    St. Maarten
    September 29, 2006
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#1126677
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October 20, 2006
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How Low Can You Go? Happy Maho Beach!
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1200px
Height
800px

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Comments (170)

Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! That's pretty low!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Must be the lowest I've ever seen...guess he just made it past the fence! GREAT!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The lowest of the low!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot, guss we can find this guy in Guiness World Records?
Anonymous
9 years ago
That's gotta be the lowest approach photographed! Unbelievable! Great shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Yeah!!!!Maho rocks!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW!! Unbeleaveble!!! Really low Great shot!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great job on capturing this, one of the best that I have seen! Imagine being that sunbather at the time!
Anonymous
9 years ago
How did he get over the fence?!... 5*s
Anonymous
9 years ago
5 Stars! Congratulations! The best pic of the lowest aproach in Maho Beach!
Greetings from Rio Gallegos, Argentina!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Look at the shadow on the sand! Really low.
Anonymous
9 years ago
5 seconds later he would of hit that black car. Lucky that guy underneath isn't 7ft and he stands up he be halfway downt he rwy. Great picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
It just what it is an awesome approach.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Could almost touch it!
Anonymous
9 years ago
OMG!! thats amazing, that person must have een a bit concerned at that point, how did it get over the fence! Great shot, have have been scared when it was coming in though! well done
Anonymous
9 years ago
You're telling me that didn't hit the fence!!! Amazing
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow ! ! ! it's Amazing !
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! If this is a genuine photo that is dangerously low! No question about it - crazy!
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW Increbible, I wish I was there. This photo is very good cuz of light.
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW. That is really low.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The shot is amazing, but what amazes me is the guy underneath seems like he could care less!
Anonymous
9 years ago
OMG! Must have been quite scary for the man under the aircraft :D Although I think it was not quite nice for the people in the cars too! Through the next year or two this might be the ''top viewed photo of all time''
A fenomenal job with the photo. I always get impresed with theese SXM approaches
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice landing!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow....how the heck did he clear the fence??? Great photo!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That guy is full throttle just now ! What a timing man, awesome pic !!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow!One of the best Maho Beach pictures out there! Well Done!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome shot!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wouah ! Certainly, the most beautiful Maho picture I've seen ! The Falcon 20-5 is also beautiful ! Congrats for this really nice shot. See the guy in the shadow ;))
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is way to low! Bad pilot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Congratulations!

Superb shot of a clown showing off for the public and endangering them too.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love the sign: DANGER! Those people don't seem to care at all. Great shot Rotate
Anonymous
9 years ago
I seriously wish I could claim to be as cold-blooded as the dude with the best view of the main gear. VERY cool picture.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Just GREAT, SUPER!!! How low can you go, indeed!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Too low! terrain! pull up! pull up! i wonder how that person under it felt!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I could grab the landing gear!
Amazing low approach!
Perfect timing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Right time, right place, unless you're on the beach!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Imagine if that person below jumps and raising his hands!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Good photo, but it seems like at this rate they are going to clip the fence! I belive that, they did a little bit of adjusting in order to clear that fence.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Why is too low if the plane has plenty of runway ahead.
Anonymous
9 years ago
5 stars.... Did I dream ? The cockpit window seems to be open ? The dog probably don't know that he is the luckiest one on earth !
Anonymous
9 years ago
Space shuttle, cleared to land! Man he is low! I would do the same though! Anyone need a haircut? 5 big stars from me! ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow this is the lowest approach Ive seen, AMAZING!
Anonymous
9 years ago
5 Stars, for this great shot of SXM!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Someone said they can tell he's too slow... I'd bet he's on that throttle full-on at this moment till he clears that fence... ;-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
I bet the person in the shadow, after being frozen in place by fear and disbelief, ran to change his pants afterwards! I don't see how this clown cleared the fence, unless he was climbing, which is another scary thought!! But that could explain his AOA.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Crazy pilot! Great picture - 5 stars!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Duck.........where? NO!! DUCK!!!! lol i think this is the lowest approach ever at SXM!! holy crap!! they should sell earplugs there as well......the sign in the background gives a good warning 5+ stars!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Another crazy texan trying to scare the fish outta the water *note the flag on the tailfin lol 5 stars
Anonymous
9 years ago
5 stars!!!!
congratulations
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's good pilot, and people on the beach, under shadow, had a courage :)))
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's great!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Glad the person sitting on the beach did not have an umbrella... lol
Anonymous
9 years ago
So good
Anonymous
9 years ago
Crazy pilot!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Look at that man under the plane`s shadow! He must be thinking: What? Who took the lights off? Oh, it`s one of those planes again..
(Pilot has courage to land on this runway that day..)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Holy Mackeral! Very soon one of these planes will 'Go Below the Belt'. Thanks, Rotate, for sharing an 'Extremely Low' picture here.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I wonder how close he overflew the black car and the perimetral fence...next time he could try to cath it with an arresting hook! ;P
Anonymous
9 years ago
"Fence! Pull up! Pull up!"
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice and LOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
So this is how they check the main gear for malfunctions?... Great shot for you... headache for the sunbather
Anonymous
9 years ago
Really amazing this photo and the approach, but I must say that I think that such as it is beatiful, it is dangerous... people are below very close, and also the hotel!!! I am astonished!! beatiful and awful at the same time... really!! regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina... Tony
Anonymous
9 years ago
The guy under the plane must have got kinda toasty from the jet blast
Anonymous
9 years ago
Out of all the pictures I have seen, I have to say this is one of the coolest. Nicely done. Congratulations on such a cool photo. Keep it up.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love it!! but someday someone is going to catch it, I wonder...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Lucky moment, captured!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Is the guy in the shadow the maintenance inspector? Great catch. Should be eligible for awards.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Superb picture! Howdy folks, how about getting a new hairdue today? -Capt... we have to make a belly landing... -Great balls oh'fire, wheres our wheels son? -They're back at the fence sir -Hell no. No belly landing, will come around and ditch the sun of a beach heeehaaa
Anonymous
9 years ago
Any picture of an a/c on low approach to SXM gains five stars!! Landing gear must have almost clipped the fence!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great¬°¬°
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very Good Pic
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks like you could jump up and touch the gears.
Anonymous
9 years ago
"How Low Can You Go?" Many pilots would probably answer: As low as the ground allow!. Nice pic!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love the shadows on the two people on the beach! Great shot! SXM is one of the great reasons for going to St. Maarten.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice way to get some shade! Great pic!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That's about as low as you can get!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing! Crazy! My God! The "Nose up" angle is too big!
I am sure the pilot got sweat! No more then 10 feets!
Great shot! One in a million!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cool, this guy is crazy
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow Robin......what a stunner......I'm in awe!

Andrew
Singapore
Anonymous
9 years ago
Viva Maho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great pic. I actually got to meet one of the pilots for this plane.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great Picture!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing photo. Captured in all it's wonderful appeal.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo is excellent. IMHO the PF should have been a bit higher on short finals- why in the world was he so low?! Anyhow, the photo is great not only because of the location, but it captured such a high AOA and I love the timing concerning the shadow over the beachers!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I don't know what the guy thinks, but is very cool.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Unbelieveable!!!!!!!!! Must have came pretty close to the fence too!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Would you prefer this little aircraft, or a 747?
747 all the way. :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo deserves more than 5 stars. What a picture. I wish I could buy the print of it.
Thanks.
HB...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perfectly framed shot, even with the angle of the flare. Excellent lighting, crystal clear focus, registration in full view, and Location, Location, Location. Where do I click for 6 stars?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Princess Juliana does make some best shots!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Congratulecion nice pic
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
8 years ago
Timing. Everything in this photo screams "Timing!"... the angle of the airplane, the height of the airplane, the shadow, and... ooops, almost forgot, the idiot on the beach sitting smack-dab in the middle of an over-water approach to a short runway! (I would capitalize "idiot", but the instructions for this comment page tell me not to use CAPS!)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Outstanding capture. That is where the fun is!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Is it me or is the Co-Pilot turned around?
Great Photo.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good
Anonymous
8 years ago
How did it not hit the fence??
Anonymous
8 years ago
This Falcon is way too low! Anyway, it
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent picture!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Don't stand up pal! Or your're gonna be blessed!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply amazing. it looks really low though
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think the pilot had a little too much fun trying to scare people!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Are these pilots drunk? :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
It wouldn't hurt if it hits you right? ...no maybe it will hurt... a lot. XD
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think the guy on the beach changed his underpants after that!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very steep approaching.... great shot
i wouldn't like to be under this plane with these pilots
Anonymous
8 years ago
The photograph is super. The scary thing is seeing how far the fence away still is, and seeing how low the airfract is at that moment bound to be very close to clipping that fence. Looks like hes trying to pull up a bit
Anonymous
8 years ago
The guy under the plane doesn't look phased at all.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow thats low it seems like that guy under the plane could just stand up and grab onto the landing gear
Anonymous
8 years ago
Lol i bet pilots do that just to scare the life out of people on the beach
Anonymous
8 years ago
Was the FO trying to checkout the girls at the pool in the hotel... if you see closer he's lookin like TOO LOW.. TOO LOW PULL UP!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ahh! i wouldn't fly this low if were you.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I find it ironic that this cowboy pilot is flying an aircraft based in Texas (state flag on the tail). There is no need to come in this low. A Falcon has one of the shortest landing distance of any jet, so why risk ripping the gear off? Stupid...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yikes! i wouldn't be this close if i were you
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have heard about pilots needing to land quickly but this takes the biscuit!. No way on this earth would a sensible Pilot bring in his plane so low on approach, when the runway he is landing on is long enough to take a 747! Great picture
Anonymous
7 years ago
Too low! Beach spectators! Woop! Woop!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Surely not going to be able to cross the threshold? Has to be a go-around. Great pic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot but thats one very dangerous landing.
Anonymous
7 years ago
That guy sitting directly under the jet, has the nerves of steel.
Anonymous
7 years ago
"Hey, five dollars says I can touch the landing gears!"

Wow, that's low.
Anonymous
7 years ago
That's the only perfect picture on the whole world
Anonymous
7 years ago
This for me is the ultimate SXM photo(I have spent a week there).The aircraft I reckon is 12 ft above the sand but not decending..hence the high AOA,he holds this to over the fence(around 5ft+)This is pure speculation the co Pilot is looking right for a visual reference re.altitude.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Best funny picture should have moved
Anonymous
7 years ago
SXM at it's best
Spotter's paradise
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a crazy pilot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Somedays, a pilot landing there is going to feel a bump right before touchdown.
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is too close for comfort! WOW Great pic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb amazing aircraft.. magnificent to own.. Beautiful sleek aircraft..
Anonymous
7 years ago
Its giving people shade XD
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of the best!!! Maybe the one...
Anonymous
7 years ago
This just to low for me notice the danger signe under the weels
Anonymous
7 years ago
Luckily they are laying down !!
Anonymous
7 years ago
911DT. Is that Donald Trump?
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is a excellent shot! I feel like I'm in the cockpit with the captain. Seriously, this in one of the bet landing shots I've seen...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Look at the guy sitting right beneath the plane, as if nothing special happened at the moment! nice catch!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I don't think the spectator is as close at it seems. The shadow is an optical illusion and the man is probably closer to the edge of the left wing. You can see the suns reflection on the right side of the fuselage, casting a shadow down and to the left.
Anonymous
6 years ago
"go out of the sun^^"
Anonymous
6 years ago
Aaahh!
Anonymous
6 years ago
"The shadow is an optical illusion..."
No, look at the comm antenna on the vertical stab. The Sun is straight overhead.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Notice the danger sign in the background.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Aww, perfect sun, perfect beach, all it needs is a jet hurling towards your head! nice shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I'd love to be this guy!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great photo from precious ((Philipsburg / St. Maarten)) collection
Anonymous
6 years ago
I hope they made it over the fence!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Sonesta advertising
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's one crazy pilot! Nice picture indeed, but a VERY dangerous manouver... Irresponsible!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I can't believe this a/c did clear the fence..... or did it ?
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a shot off. Absolutely no reason to land like that, even at SXM. Great photo though!
Anonymous
5 years ago
A very good shot, of a very poor pilot! Great photo!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Ex KLM pilot or what???
Anonymous
5 years ago
The guy is so scared he can't move!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice picture! I am surprised that no comment is made regarding the N number.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The most expensive parasol in the world!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow !
Anonymous
5 years ago
Flaring a little to soon/ fast.
Anonymous
5 years ago
What fence, tower ? ....
Anonymous
5 years ago
I want a room in that hotel,lol
Anonymous
5 years ago
Aaah Finally the shade is here!!!! - doubleC MW
Anonymous
5 years ago
4 red lights on the PAPI!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Amazing shoot!! ...
Anonymous
4 years ago
Seriously, if the guy stood up and jumped, he would've touched the landing gear! incredible!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Think the PAPI might have been 4 green on that... shining through the grass ;-)
Anonymous
4 years ago
OMG! amazing picture, I think he's a little high, aha :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Holy Cow-that iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissss looooooooooooow!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Those General Electric CF700 sure was a treat for the person sitting below the aircraft.
Anonymous
4 years ago
To the person wondering if its Trump, I doubt it, theres a cuban flag on the tail...
Anonymous
4 years ago
Is he trying to land on the beach
Anonymous
4 years ago
That has to be one of the lowest approaches ever. That guy could literally stand up and touch the landing gear. I hope nobody was riding the fence, because they would have been run over.
Anonymous
4 years ago
'Yes,' the Wide-Body Heavy Jets have to come across the Beach 'Low,' but this Guy in a Falcon Business Jet is just showing off and absolutely did not need to be that 'Low' over St Maarten's Maho Beach! Princess Juliana's runway 10/28 is 7,546 feet long, more than enough for a little 'Falcon!' The Guy's a 'Hotdog,' and as far as Jets go, He's got a little 'Wiener!'
Anonymous
3 years ago
TKU
600.000 views is sick - A.net makes it happened.

There is a lot behind taking this snap ....

Canon 1D Mk2 N @ 70mm, 1/640s, F9, ISO100, - 0.3