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This is not a surprise:

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/...from-nearby-jet.html

http://www.airspacemag.com/fli...-big-jets-180960365/

This is on my bucket list, though I don't feel a need to get blasted.

The runway is 7,546 feet.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/TNCM
 
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Morons...

I'd like to be on the beach underneath, but standing at the fence is just stupid.




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Darwin award
 
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I've done that a couple times before. I prefer sitting at the adjacent Sunset Beach Bar, though. I like watching idiots, such as myself, being blown into the water. It's especially funny when you're well liquored up. Sad for the New Zealander, though. The last thing anyone wants is to die on vacation doing something so stupid.
 
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My brother has been going down to Sint Maarten twice a year for years yet has NEVER felt compelled to do that.


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Shouldn't the government close the beach to the public? Roll Eyes


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Very sad.

All you Darwin types... I hope nothing bad ever happens to a member of your family on vacation.

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Very sad.

All you Darwin types... I hope nothing bad ever happens to a member of your family on vacation.

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Yep. You play the stupid games, and you win the stupid f'in prizes. PTZtv used to have a webcam at the Sunset Beach Bar, and you could watch these stupid people 24/7. The REALLY stupid people did this back when KLM's 747s took off - it blew people back into the water, along with hats, shirts, coolers, etc. STUPID! They must also all be illiterate - can't read the prominent warning signs.


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She was 57 years old. What does Darwin have to do with it? Christ, that term is so old and tired.


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She was 57 years old. What does Darwin have to do with it? Christ, that term is so old and tired.


For all intensive purposes, your point is mute, and it's going to be a tough road to hoe getting people to stop.



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Darwin award


She was 57 years old. What does Darwin have to do with it? Christ, that term is so old and tired.


For all intensive purposes, your point is mute, and it's going to be a tough road to hoe getting people to stop.


Perhaps an expresso will help.
 
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I prefer sitting at the adjacent Sunset Beach Bar



Me too - I've had drinks at bar, it's quite fun to get a tan as the big buses land and depart.

St Martin is always a good time. Wink
 
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She was 57 years old. What does Darwin have to do with it? Christ, that term is so old and tired.


Well, to be Frank, so was Darwin.

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I did it. I was down on the beach, not up against the fence. If you ever want to know what it's like to be sand blasted, try it. The landings are more fun.

This was bound to happen. I wonder if they'll change access to that part of the beach/road because of this. It would be difficult, because that's actually an important stretch of road for the island.
 
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This was bound to happen. I wonder if they'll change access to that part of the beach/road because of this. It would be difficult, because that's actually an important stretch of road for the island.
I wonder if they would put up a lighting system controlled by the controllers to stop drivers on the road. Essentially control the stop lights. Plane enters the runway, turn the lights red. Plane on short final, turn the lights red. Or at least something like that.

We have control of the PPRP/Taxiway Z lights at BFI. It makes it abundantly clear when there is an aircraft departing that pavement to any vehicles on the perimeter road.



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