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Aviation Photo #1856538 Boeing 727-212/Adv(F) - Amerijet International

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    Robert Haentschel
    Amerijet International
    Boeing 727-212/Adv(F)
    Boeing 727-200 (C-22)
    Boeing 727-200 (C-22)
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    21947
    1506
    N598AJ
    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
    St. Maarten
    November 5, 2010
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Comments (60)

Anonymous
8 years ago
Limbo Lower Now! Wow,cutting it close! Talk about being in the right place, the right time. Thanks for sharing this one.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Geee!!! Is this lower than the KLM's app? I think yes. Thanks for upload at 1600, really appreciate and 5*
Anonymous
8 years ago
How low can you go...
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think we have a new winner!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have seen hundreds of photos of landings @ SXM, and this definitely wins it. In fact, that looks quite dangerous, although what do I know... anyway, kudos to the photographer for a very, very spectacular shot. My vote for PC!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yes, indeed it seems to be an contest among pilots to do the lowest final approach. Nice Timing Robert!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Feeling of presence!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Lots of up elevator, fairly high pitch - looks like it was either at a very high power setting or it was very nearly stalled at this point! Great shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
AWESOME! Great capture. I don't know how others feel, but I don't think approaches this low are at all necessary given SXM's 7000ft runway.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I aree with the previous posters.. This one likely landed on the threshold. With the wing bending like that I assume he's quite heavy and cut the power a little too much a little too early..
Anonymous
8 years ago
Keep you heads down! Never seen such a low aircraft on final! Great image 5* for you Robert!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This looks like the lowest approach.....
Anonymous
8 years ago
Honestly; eventually a pilot will make a mistake, and then it'll be a complete flop!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is what I call a low pass!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's perfect! This pc has a lot of notes to be discuss and a lot of details to be seen
Anonymous
8 years ago
Indeed, very-very-very low!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, that fence under the wheels is only about 5-6 ft high. This plane really is incredibly low. I think the cargo pilots especially sometimes try to go as low as possible. Pretty sure this takes the cake.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think this flight crew wants a new fence!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Grate low approach!! nice pic
Anonymous
8 years ago
I've seen pictures from this place of low approaches, but this one takes the price! A low approach like this is just not acceptable, it's just dangerous. As previous said, one small mistake, and we might have a disaster!
Cool picture, love the 727! :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
OK, Great Shot. A little dangerous perhaps. Now, what about those ripples in the skin just aft of #3. I've seen this on touchdown (KLM 744) but not in flight.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Maybe they should do something about the minimums based on final approach statistics.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I wish the pilots of this smarty 727 could see this picture, that how closely they have missed the fence. Good luck to the upcomming flights.

Tahoor
Pakistan
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's just to low. You can't take risks like that especialy at places like SXM. Nice shot though :) 5*
Anonymous
8 years ago
The question is, how low can you go.......sheeeez
Anonymous
8 years ago
Spectacular indeed! If not for the shadow of the no. 3 engine you'd likely see a lot more ripples, or "quilting", extending rearward from behind the hold door. Its a 727 thing. Another feature of the type shown well in this pic is the APU exhaust stain on the fuselage around the overwing exits.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great angle, not sure but does the fence taper around and it isn't really as bad as it looks ??? Job well done !!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Where is the beech ? seam they removed the sand ? what happened ? somebody know ?
Anonymous
8 years ago
To the visitor from France: the beach is further down.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is absolutely ridiculous and dangerous behaviour. I am both FAA and JAA licensed as a commercial pilot and can say with certainty that as a crew of such a large jet, you have NO CONTROL whatsoever to say you have a meter left over the fence or not.

It's downright dangerous and should be stopped by the chief pilots of the airline.

There will be a day these cowboys hit a car, and then the sun and fun on the beach is ALL GOING TO BE OVER.
Anonymous
8 years ago
If I ever did that I'd lose my license immediately. Those guys should remember that date and time of the picture are posted here and that flying low in an airliner has nothing do to with being cool. Even if You're "only" flying cargo.
Anonymous
8 years ago
If you were to turn to this photo in a mag. you would shake your head?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Next time there will be no fence...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ay, ay! Awesome shot but what a horrific approach! Nobody can make me believe that this plane can be flown so accurately on the vertical so that the pilot can make a 2-ft difference accurately. The smallest change in wind could have made this guy plow through the fence.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I watched lots of photos of SXM. To my opinion this is the lowest approach I have seen. He is almost touching the fance! I understand that man sitting low on the rock.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ok ok ... Cool, to make a low pass on app. But this is getting way to scary, if that car had been a truck it surely would have been a hit. This is more than dangerous.... But 5* to photographer!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The lowest.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great landing. I agree, this is one of the lowest landings at SXM yet. But, as long as the pilot hits the threshold none too prior, he's landing perfectly legal. If anyone has a problem with it, ask the islands airport authority to move down the threshold or close off this section to the public.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Surprised the barbed wire didn't blow out the tires ;). excellent shot, but scary scene
Anonymous
8 years ago
Insane !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Seriously? this beach...is an accident waiting to happen
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hot Hot Hot !!!!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I am 100% guarantee this is not the lowest touch down. You may refer to the picture took by Trent R Sellers that the wheels of the KLM 747-4XX were almost touched the fence. In comparing with the 747 Giant, Boeing 727-212 is only a small baby.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Too low - an accident waiting to happen
Anonymous
8 years ago
I was at sxm a month ago...the coolest spotter place and this is the coolest picture.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Must have hit the 1 wire on this one.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think our eyes are playing tricks with our brains.
It's low, maybe very low, but I think there's enough space left!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice detail of a great old bird. I think the clearance is not so bad - I suspect that the 727 had passed over the fence beyond the left side of the photo, and had since descended closer to the threshold.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is the lowest approach I have ever seen at SXM
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very low and remember this jet is very loud too!
Anonymous
7 years ago
For those of you questioning how low this actually is. There is a video of this exact landing on youtube, search for "SXM Close Call Landing - 727 VERY Low... "
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wish i was there for this. Great picture! Someone's going to hit that fence someday...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Love those low landings in SXM!
Wanna go there within the next few years and hope to get such a spot.

Yeah, this definitely is the landing on youtube, which the "visitor from Sweden" refers to. The guy standing on the wall with the black and green swimming trunks must have taken it.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I can just reach out and touch it!
Anonymous
7 years ago
According to the video posted by the Swede, there were tire marks on the overrun, 150 feet before the touchdown point. So yes: this approach is in fact too low.

-Mcoov
Anonymous
7 years ago
The tourists go to the beach on the west side of the runway, the buffs go to the breakwater on the east,lol
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great quality and good timing make this shot the perfect one !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Those guys driving down the road must have wet their pants-mq
Anonymous
6 years ago
Epic, legendary, awesome, elite, superior...you name it! Everyone stop complaining about an accident waiting to happen or how dangerous this is. Just accept it for what it is, a sweet landing!

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