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    Woman dies in St Maarten standing in Jet wash

    This never seemed like a good idea to me.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ort-st-maarten


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    After a few Bahama Mama's everything is a good idea isn't it?

    Note: I have no idea if or am implying that this poor women had been imbibing, I am not being judgmental.

    She was however blown away.

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    Sigh, hope this doesn't cause them to close Maho Beach, it's a bucket list item for Avgeeks. Was there in 2013, never thought hanging on the fence was a good idea but standing down on the beach is pretty cool when they take off.

    Here I am trying to catch an Air France A340-300!


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    Did she get soapy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by senorsoupe View Post
    Sigh, hope this doesn't cause them to close Maho Beach, it's a bucket list item for Avgeeks. Was there in 2013, never thought hanging on the fence was a good idea but standing down on the beach is pretty cool when they take off.

    Here I am trying to catch an Air France A340-300!

    Same here. I saw the fence and I got a good look at that curb/low concrete wall. I stood on the other side of the curb. If I was gonna get blown into something it was gonna be the water.

    I got blown into the water. But yeah, that was back in 1988. It looks like the jets are even closer than they were back then.

    My master plan fell short... I was suppose to retire on the French side up in the hills.

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    Those curbs, after this latest death a news report showed a previous one.
    A woman lost her grip on the fence and was blown tumbling into the curbs.
    Her head struck one on the corner edge right where the top meets the sides. An ugly thing to see.

    I can see the thrill factor but I don't have the grip of a ninja warrior so if I go will pass this up.

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    I seem to recall the mythbusters episode where they drug various vehicles through a 747 jet wash. It took a school bus and just sent it tumbling over and over like it was a piece of paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indyknut View Post
    I seem to recall the mythbusters episode where they drug various vehicles through a 747 jet wash. It took a school bus and just sent it tumbling over and over like it was a piece of paper.
    One of my favorite episodes.

    There was also that movie with Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack about Air Traffic Controllers where they did the loop-de-loop, Pushing Tin.

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    Of the mythbusters, there was always something majestic about a hot water heater blowing up.


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    They should have installed a blast fence there long ago. Doing so would protect people on beach, cars on the road and people who lack the good sense to not cling to the fence.
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    Everyone of those people would freak out if their kid took off on his trike minus his pro-tec helmet.

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    I would love to see a few landings. As for hanging on a fence getting blasted and cooked....I have no such appetite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    Everyone of those people would freak out if their kid took off on his trike minus his pro-tec helmet.
    This made me laugh. Thanks.

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    Not exactly like being the final checker on a mighty F-14 Tomcat when it goes into blower on an aircraft carrier.
    Or being on the LSO platform when they land. Just ask Niseguy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseczar View Post
    I would love to see a few landings. As for hanging on a fence getting blasted and cooked....I have no such appetite.

    I've been there, it's not that bad.

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    A bit more ramped up, but it reminds me of standing in turn one of Angell Park getting blasted by clay every week as a kid.
    Eff LBD!

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    I have heard that there is a strip in northern Alaska where if you stand outside to watch the ski planes land you may get eaten by a polar bear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Capua View Post
    Everyone of those people would freak out if their kid took off on his trike minus his pro-tec helmet.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...2box_targeted_

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortably numb View Post
    We have a family home movie from 1956 where I'm with twenty of my Aunts, Uncles, parents, siblings, and cousins all with their sleds tied one behind the other to Uncle Dick's brand new Ford coupe. We went for a ride around the neighborhood. Until Aunt Lois fell off her sled and got run over by the one behind hers. Which was only fair since she was Uncle Dick's wife. But she was okay she didn't lose her leg.

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    After spending countless hours on the flight deck on the America, jet blast will hurt/kill you. You also had to be sure you did not become FOD.
    PAY NO MORE.
    Be there or be square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR1000 View Post
    After spending countless hours on the flight deck on the America, jet blast will hurt/kill you. You also had to be sure you did not become FOD.
    FOD?

    C'mon Iceman, in layman's terms.


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    Flown off deck?
    Food of dolphins?
    Friend of deep?

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    Foreign Object Debris.

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    ...that can lead to Foreign Object Damage.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed eating a really good cheeseburger, drinking a few really cold beers and watching the landings.
    I also thoroughly enjoyed watching really stupid people doing really stupid things during takeoffs.
    "We are all speeding toward our deaths at 60 minutes an hour." Sid Collins on Race Day, 1964

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyDog View Post
    I thoroughly enjoyed eating a really good cheeseburger, drinking a few really cold beers and watching the landings.
    I also thoroughly enjoyed watching really stupid people doing really stupid things during takeoffs.
    lol - Stupid people are pretty fun to watch at times.

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    A lot of that use to go on in the North East Vista... Probably even more so since the Bad Brother's moved their operation to the third turn infield.

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    Amen Window and XR1000. There were charts showing wind speed and temperatures at given distances for each Navy aircraft. READ and Heed, except at the ship where you do what they direct you to do.

    I remember seeing a taxi at Cubi Point in the PI get rolled over by an H-53 helo hovering to land.

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    cubi point. kinda sorta good memories.

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