Aviation Photo #1897486 De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter - WinAir

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    St. Barthelemy (- Gustavia)
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    February 18, 2011
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Love this shot! Tourists on the beach ignoring the pilot at work. The shot makes it seem like he should have flared a bit earlier though I'm sure its captured mid-flare.
Anonymous
7 years ago
An amazingly good photographer, takes an amazingly good shot, of an amazingly poor pilot. :) Love it!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I'll bet that makes for a "hairy" landing, when you touchdown on the nose gear! Hey.....where's the fence?
I hope none of these beach-walkers get run over by landing planes.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome shot! And to the commenters talking about a poor pilot, with full flaps and a little extra speed, the Otter will be nose-low kind of like a CRJ, so as an Otter driver myself, I see a really sharp pilot having a good time with the low approach over the beach, not one about to touch down on the nose gear.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great. It looks like it`s just hanging there
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great Pic 5*
Anonymous
7 years ago
Magnificent shot, the best of St. Barthelemy ever! I stood right there at that place where the Twotter is above at that moment, I probably lost half of my body if one came that low! But all the traffic flew runway 10, so I was safe. But because I have been there myself I can relate to the heights and distances there... It's really close! Jeffrey Schafer
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing shot. Cannot believe people aren't looking.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Well, from twin otter driver to twin otter driver: This is going to be a nosewheel first landing, resulting in a nice but controllable bounce.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Props to the photographer, and sure seems like a late flare.
Anonymous
7 years ago
What is the pilot dong with his right hand?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice photo ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
To that comment by the Canadian and being a fellow Canadian myself, please do us a favor and not comment on photos if you have no clue what is going on. Full flaps on a short field landing will bring the nose down in attitude but the aircraft will not be flying along that track.
Anonymous
7 years ago
> "What is the pilot dong with his right hand?"

He has his right hand on the thrust lever, which is part of the overhead panel of a Twin Otter

Other than that: Very nice picture.
Anonymous
7 years ago
"A visitor from United Kingdom:
What is the pilot dong with his right hand?"
how about flying the plane? :P his hands on the throttle controls!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yes of course! The hands are on the throttle!!!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simply Amazing!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Do Twin Otter go in (Land) with the nose gear first!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a wonderful photo. Warm, nice, colorful.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot! How about 50ft height above runway threshold?

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Anonymous
7 years ago
Thats what i call an close-up action photo!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Sometimes, it just amazes me that people don't even turn to look at such a low flying plane. I guess they just don't understand how amazing that is.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Low approach.

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