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Oh No! Its St Maarten time again

Old 20th May 2007, 18:16
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Some people have all the luck, GK!
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Old 21st May 2007, 00:32
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Cheers BOAC - +31c nearly all day and 130/10 - very pleasant.
If i can get my hands on a plane at St. Barth's tomorrow...might even get TNCM in the logbook.
Ringway Sam - Been forecasting showers nearly everyday - only a light one this p.m late - it's few at about 3,000 or CAVOK nearly the whole time.
Brilliant ATCO's last two days - really busy and they handle App/Twr/Gnd incl delivery...Nuts!!


front r/h seat please
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Old 22nd May 2007, 02:47
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Last two KLM flights op by MD-11. Hope you won't be disappointed!
Still sunny
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Old 22nd May 2007, 07:23
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Spoilsport here!

While we have enjoyed the pictures on this thread (some of the non-aircraft ones I have 'removed' and use as desktop wallpaper) the thread is in danger of overload with images and should not be used to pass personal messages etc. Please use the PM system or email for those.

It should also be restricted to pictures of relevance and I have decided that cockpit pictures of steely-eyed/lantern-jawed aces creaming their pursuit-ship aound the islands are not relevant. Pictures of dusky-eyed beauties with significant terrain are reserved solely for moderator use.

I have therefore edited this post, and ask that posters exercise a little restraint while using up our expensive server space.

Be aware that future posts may well be edited and the thread even closed if we have enough 'coverage'.

As always, editorial/referee decisions rule and PPRune Pop and I will always be right!
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Old 22nd May 2007, 14:29
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Hi Spoilsport,
W'ere chilled on the beach, no worries
Just realised who this might have been last evening, nearly didn't bother with the camera but it was first Brit registered plane I have seen here in several visits

ModeratorsARE Always right!Right!

A little RED Hawk, but now.....
FYI It was a little red Gnat, but yer pushin' yer luck, me old





GK - this thread is in danger of being closed. Is that what you want? - 'Nuff said?

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Old 24th May 2007, 19:14
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Hmm that Falcon 900 looks familiar; now where have I seen it before? Oh god I just looked out the window!
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Well we all know where it was last night then. Missed him getting his ATC clearance - did he arrive dct from TNCM?
Nobody noticed the sticker on the nose - we were all looking at the tail and thought maybe Glaxo had a new plane
Mind you, it was getting late after a few beers to stay cool

Seen a Challenger VP-BJA outside and below your perch? It departed to LEMD dct with a very anglicised voice!
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Old 3rd Jun 2007, 11:32
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Nice shots GK, just got back yesterday - Departure out of SXM in the MD-11 was so impressive!

Here are a few shots, the Spirit I was on the Sonesta roof -








St. Barths -



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Old 3rd Jun 2007, 11:51
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I've been chatting with the 'venerable' PPRune Pop and we both agree this thread is becoming somewhat 'circular' in that we are getting pic after pic of another aircraft in the same position etc.

We are closing it for a while since we do not feel there is anything more to see there at the moment. If anyone has a real 'stunning' shot (NB of AN AIRCRAFT) feel free to PM us with a link and we'll decide whether it merits posting.
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Is this real?

Is this real?
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Old 24th Aug 2007, 18:01
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Certainly is - just put SXM in the Airliners.net search and have a look at some of the other pics - a little lower than most, but there are some pretty scary ones on there!
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 12:29
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Skiathos Airport (LGSK)

Hi all,
Here is a shot from the “Greek St. Maarten”…
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=705953
By the way, one question. How much runway is required (ASDA) for a full B737-700 route LGSK-EGCC with 38C?
Happy new year to all.
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Heres more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYiV9c2HQqw
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What about this for a close approach

Amazing photo or what?
From the UK Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1811 What is the "special licence" refered to?

Clearing the vehicles below by the narrowest of margins, a plane swoops in to land at one of the world's most dramatic airstrips.


Although the clearance is supposed to be 20ft, the scooter riders and car driver take no chances and duck for their own safety.


Pilots need a special licence to land at the strip on the island of Saint-Barthélemy, or St Barts, in the French West Indies.
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A special licence to use Photo Shop would be more appropriate
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I've vacationed there and it's amazing every time I see them come in.
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A special licence to use Photo Shop would be more appropriate
Sorry, no Photo Shop involved here, I've been there.

(Came by boat, I ain't stupid.)
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No Photoshop, just an ordinary landing at St. Barthelemy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqOo0Qol89o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdp_dAGOF-c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL_GAXDVyIE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RREPUdo-ccg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXaoFERHyUU

They apparantly moved the road a bit, to provide a little more headroom (the above movies show both the old and new road).

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Old 4th Feb 2008, 02:39
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Been there, with my own boat. Dfinetly not a photoshop job.
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 02:57
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Really laughing at this one!

Sorry, no Photo Shop involved here, I've been there
I have absolutely nothing to do with aviation. I have seen aircraft flying over me and always wondered how heavier than air flight was possible.

I have seen a few motorbikes pass me by....

In my humble opinion the motorbike on the left of that picture has a flat tyre.


Not to mention "macho man" is hunched over while parked on the hard shoulder.

Now, I hope the aviation professionals can point out that the aircraft was not configured for landing. Granted the wheels were down but.....
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