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    Close landings

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=zAfQwDizpRo

    The landing approach at the airport in St. Maarten is close to the beach. Very close.

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    Re: Close landings

    Similar footage was used in a travel agency ad here ....claiming theuy could find more peaceful beaches
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    Re: Close landings

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwozzie1
    Similar footage was used in a travel agency ad here ....claiming theuy could find more peaceful beaches
    From my meager OZ experience, the beaches a few miles north of Port D are peaceful going to deserted. Now, it they wanted to talk about box jellyfish, that would be another story.

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    Re: Close landings

    That looks like a horrible stretch of beach anyway. What bugs me isn't the aircraft's proximity to the beach, but to the public road that runs between that narrow strip of beach and the airport.

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    Re: Close landings

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=zAfQwDizpRo

    The landing approach at the airport in St. Maarten is close to the beach. Very close.

    Chip H.
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    When I was a kid, in the early '80s (and when Dulles Airport was still a lightly-used place out in the then-boonies of Loudoun County) my friends and I would sneak right up to the runways and drink beer/cheap wine while the big commercial jets came in.

    It was pretty cool - and a lot like that video!

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    Re: Close landings

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    That looks like a horrible stretch of beach anyway. What bugs me isn't the aircraft's proximity to the beach, but to the public road that runs between that narrow strip of beach and the airport.
    The proximity of the road to the flight path looks about the same as that at one of the La Guardia runways and a major highway. Scares the hell out of me, too. At some airports there are traffic signals to stop the car traffic when the road is jujst too close.

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    Re: Close landings

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    The proximity of the road to the flight path looks about the same as that at one of the La Guardia runways and a major highway. Scares the hell out of me, too. At some airports there are traffic signals to stop the car traffic when the road is jujst too close.
    There was a runway overrun accident, years ago, that nailed a car and driver. Believe it was B-47 in Florida, but I haven't been able to find it.


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    Re: Close landings

    Quote Originally Posted by D_E_Davis
    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    The proximity of the road to the flight path looks about the same as that at one of the La Guardia runways and a major highway. Scares the hell out of me, too. At some airports there are traffic signals to stop the car traffic when the road is jujst too close.
    There was a runway overrun accident, years ago, that nailed a car and driver. Believe it was B-47 in Florida, but I haven't been able to find it.

    Two of the most useless things in the world are runway behind you and altitude above you. There's a third but I dasn't mention it.

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    Re: Close landings

    >>Two of the most useless things in the world are runway behind you and altitude above you. There's a third but I dasn't mention it.<<

    Why not?

    The only time you have too much fuel on board is when you are on fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    >>Two of the most useless things in the world are runway behind you and altitude above you. There's a third but I dasn't mention it.<<

    Why not?

    The only time you have too much fuel on board is when you are on fire!
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    That wasn't what I had in mind but it is definitely true. In my experience it's even worse when a broken fuel line is next to a broken O2 line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    That wasn't what I had in mind but it is definitely true. In my experience it's even worse when a broken fuel line is next to a broken O2 line.
    In such a case it is time to get out and walk - immediately!


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    Re: Close landings

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    There's a third but I dasn't mention it.
    Is it anatomical?

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    Re: Close landings

    Quote Originally Posted by D_E_Davis
    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    That wasn't what I had in mind but it is definitely true. In my experience it's even worse when a broken fuel line is next to a broken O2 line.
    In such a case it is time to get out and walk - immediately!

    That or: left armrest, right armrest, squeeze.

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    Re: Close landings

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    There's a third but I dasn't mention it.
    Is it anatomical?
    Yes, in a way. No more questions!

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