Aviation Photo #1053488 Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander - WinAir

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Another low bird roaring over the beach frightening a poor guy
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    Thomas Posch - VAP
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    Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
    Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander/Defender
    Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander/Defender
    Pilatus Britten-Norman
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    St. Barthelemy (- Gustavia)
    St. Barthelemy
    March 5, 2006
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Comments (69)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice perspective of St Bart little paradise airport, thanx for sharing love the shots.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Duck and cover
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very unusual and dangerous
Anonymous
12 years ago
Love flying this approach on VATSIM after arrving froma long haul, amazing how manygreat people i met from the Caribbean online:)
Anonymous
12 years ago
'Ladys and gents, clean up yer logo's and pin back yer ears and keep yer eyes open when crossing the path of the final approach!' Great catched photo, hope to not get any crosswind in the wrong moment here! Isn' there any signs on the beach?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Ouch!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Humor and a good picture.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice approach
Anonymous
12 years ago
Oh my, that's way scary, i wouldnt like to be in his place!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice photo
Anonymous
12 years ago
These guys must be locals. If that were me, I'd probably hit the ground.
Anonymous
12 years ago
That beach is a good place for a "mind your head" sign!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow! This is unusual. From first glance you might thought this is at SXM.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Attractive shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
"Watch your head!" ;) T.B.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Holy cow! thats incredible!
Anonymous
12 years ago
LOL it must be pretty scary for that guy but great picture.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Another One Bites the Dust... Je Je
Anonymous
12 years ago
I just noticed the props are unsynced..is that normal on the BN?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice Shot! That area on the beach would be an excellent place to go spotting.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excelent shot!!!!
Me aswell I love this approach on VATSIM; I often meet some ATC there :) this is a great place - but I prefer Beirut - OLBA :D
Anonymous
12 years ago
Good
Anonymous
12 years ago
I wonder... what will happen when longshore drift will wash what amount of sand is left before the runway... Well caught! Especially the propellors
Anonymous
12 years ago
I wonder... what will happen when longshore drift will wash what amount of sand is left before the runway... Well caught! Especially the propellors.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Snore, now theres a really good photo! Good work.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Poor fellow...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Awesome photo, wish I'd taken it. ;)
-Leo P.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Years ago I made similar experiences when flying a BN-2 into Helgoland in the North Sea, coming over a populated beach which was covered with warning signs which in turn were mostly disregarded
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks like the pilot was actually aiming for him !! j/k great pic
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice photo. The guy sawn the plane in de good view.
Very good
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice Photo. The BN-2A is one of my favourite A/C. I will be skydiving out of one on the weekend!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
That was me
Anonymous
12 years ago
Id LOVE to get that close!!!!Brilliant shot!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I would recommend a "mind the planes"-sign at this area. :o)
Very nice shot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Did the Captain fill an airprox? What about the tourist?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just great
Anonymous
12 years ago
One of the Best Photo i have seen ...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Sharp picture of an aircraft in an unusual situation
Anonymous
12 years ago
A great action shot caught at the right instant, showing the danger of runway incursions. I hope the comment blaming the pilot for flying low was tongue-in-cheek. These thoughtless trespassers endangered themselves and the occupants of the aircraft. Evidently fencing is needed.
Anonymous
12 years ago
It seems as a difficult approach...or the pilot is over instruction.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Its just an insane moment
Anonymous
12 years ago
Is very dangerous,but at the same time espectacular!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
You chicken.
The pilot seems to have no idea what he is about to hit.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I did practice St Barth rwy 10 n' rwy 28, there's a big red sign on the beach telling tourists to stay well clear, but runway 10 is almost always in use...so when it's 28 (rarely)...tourists never think of looking the opposite way for once...and when you're short final 28: there's no way to execute a go around !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
No need to run and hide it is wonderful
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! taken at the right time. like to hear what that guy who's walking on the beach thought of the pilot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Seen this beach and aircraft approaching runway many times. This shot is a bit different. Well done
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very very nice and funny picture because the pilot was about to hit the men.

Regards,
Akshit Soota
India

Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic! I love how the guy ducks to avoid the plane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a moment!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is the pilot turning away from the runway?
The guy on the beach could be the plane's new target.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an amazing airport with some amazing approaches.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This place likes the SDU airport
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo
TFFJ it's simply wonderful!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The skidmarks on the runway are in all odd directions.
Anonymous
9 years ago
A very unique airport. Only for experts.
When I've been there, an Otter Twin almost hit my car's roof (for 1 meter).
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think the guy on blue says: "oh sh*t!"
Anonymous
9 years ago
The pilot must be shouting to him : Get lost from my path!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Duck!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Pilot must have been frightened too. Seems to be hard landing...
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's time to change underwear.. :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
No kidding!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Poor guy but nice photo!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Cool stuff
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sweet
Anonymous
5 years ago
A great example of why some planes should be equipped with loud air horns, like those on big trucks. There are places in the world where people will just NOT get out of the way. I know of one such incident that cost four lives, all of them on the plane (pilot rotated too early because some people were in the way).

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