Aviation Photo #0718330 Boeing 747-312 - Corsair

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Corsair blasts off from St Maarten with huge jet blast trailing from all four engines. Next stop Paris.
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    Dan Valentine
    Corsair
    Boeing 747-312
    Boeing 747-300
    Boeing 747-300
    Boeing
    23028
    584
    F-GSEX
    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
    St. Maarten
    August 10, 2004
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Comments (40)

Anonymous
14 years ago
Just a great angle to view a departure!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Demonstrtes the awesome power of the 747-I love it
Anonymous
14 years ago
This pic makes it like a movie!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Nice colors contrasting with the jetblast. Excellent angle.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Very dramatic! runway looks like a postage stamp and airplane looks like it is on the verge of a stall. however...i think i have seen enough sxm photos to last me a life time.

rdeb.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Wow! have to try this departure one day!!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Unusual angle and scenic.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Congratulations, it's a great photo! The airport, the place and (of course) the photographer!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Truly amazing
Anonymous
13 years ago
The shadow of the 747 shows how high it already is. Considering the very short runway of SXM and the fact that it's gonna fly nonstop to Paris and therefore being heavily loaded with fuel, the performance is remarkable. There is a similar picture of a A340 though.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Amazing photo! Great angle. I really like this shot, because it shows how short SXM's runway is. The 743 sure has it's flaps down quite far.
Anonymous
13 years ago
This is an example of the huge power of the 747. Lets see the A380 do that!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Woah!!! love the jet blur and exhaust
Anonymous
13 years ago
What a nice picture, you can really to appreciate the velocity and the strong take off for this 747's.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great shot...the people on the beach don't need any towels..they can dry themselves in the warm jetblast
Anonymous
13 years ago
Beautiful scenery, almost has that top gun look.really amazing of the power of something so big.
Anonymous
13 years ago
It always amazes me how those big airplanes can get airborne on this relatively short runway. very beautiful shot!
Anonymous
13 years ago
How long is this runway? I'm amazed at how a 747 with the fuel needed to make it to Europe, can take off from such a short runway! Amazing!
Anonymous
13 years ago
THat must be a long flight! Excellent shot. 3 thumbs up! ummmmm... YEAH
Anonymous
13 years ago
It is a fantastic shot. However, next stop is Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe. Not Paris.
Anonymous
13 years ago
The 747 is going to another airport close by to refuel fo it's 7 hour flight.
Anonymous
13 years ago
This photo is very well taken managing to get the undercarrage aswell as the top of the plane the background just makes it more spectacular
Anonymous
13 years ago
Almost looks like an shot from old Kai Tak!
Anonymous
13 years ago
It is very nace photo!
Anonymous
13 years ago
How short this runway!. look like take off from aircraft carrier
Anonymous
13 years ago
Now it is rare to see a 747 in that kind of angle...one word WOW. I love the jetblast too
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great angle on the 747! Btw the runway is about 2300m
Anonymous
13 years ago
Awesome photo!!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Wooooow! great shot
Anonymous
13 years ago
Magnifique
Anonymous
12 years ago
Truly amazing!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOWWWW!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
That is to cool.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just Look At the Thrust !!!!!!! Nice Shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful! A breath-taking view of a B747 on takeoff! Great angle!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome viewing angle, so many shots of SXM are from the beach - nothing wrong with that - but this is a nice dramatic difference.
Here's a shot in the dark, anyone know where abouts on the island this was taken? I will be in St Maarten in March 09 and would like to find this spot on the hill!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Feel the power of the Jumbo Jet! Really good stuff, thanks for sharing it. - Brett
Anonymous
9 years ago
More power Scotty!!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nostalgic shoot, rumble from those JT9D miss me now... hope to see them come here again.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Princess Kai Tak Intl. Airport :D
5* stars for excellent and nearly impossible view

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