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LianeLeTendre
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To those who fly from St. Maarten to Tortola
      #1738473 - 07/13/17 12:23 PM (65.48.219.139)

Just a word of warning ... I have often flown in and out of St. Maarten and have seen people clinging to the fence numerous times. Not a good idea, as this family sadly learned the hard way.

Woman dies from jet blast in St. Maarten


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tradewinds
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Re: To those who fly from St. Maarten to Tortola [Re: LianeLeTendre]
      #1738477 - 07/13/17 12:42 PM (99.82.249.196)

There are plenty of signs that say doing that can cause death.

http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/04/video...bly-wrong/21767


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LianeLeTendre
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Re: To those who fly from St. Maarten to Tortola [Re: tradewinds]
      #1738504 - 07/13/17 03:19 PM (65.48.219.139)

Yup ... and despite the warnings, I once saw a couple with their 4 or 5 year old son doing exactly what this lady did. The boy was propped between his father's legs and the fence and all three were clinging to the fence. A police car drove right past them and didn't say a word.

I guess some people believe signs and valid warnings don't apply to them.

Sad.


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sail2wind
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Re: To those who fly from St. Maarten to Tortola [Re: LianeLeTendre]
      #1738507 - 07/13/17 03:44 PM (71.211.198.137)

I think the takeoffs are worse than the landings. we were sailing just outside the airport buoys and i swear our boat rocked. It looked like it was going to hit our mast

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aarpskier
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Re: To those who fly from St. Maarten to Tortola [Re: LianeLeTendre]
      #1738534 - 07/13/17 06:15 PM (97.91.61.135)

Quote:

LianeLeTendre said:
I guess some people believe signs and valid warnings don't apply to them. Sad.




An immutable law of life: the bell-shaped curve. Applies to everything and everybody.


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Kmon
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Re: To those who fly from St. Maarten to Tortola [Re: tradewinds]
      #1738544 - 07/13/17 07:55 PM (24.253.138.8)

Quote:

tradewinds said:
There are plenty of signs that say doing that can cause death.

http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/04/video...bly-wrong/21767




Wow! That video says it all!


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Re: To those who fly from St. Maarten to Tortola [Re: Kmon]
      #1738758 - 07/16/17 03:27 PM (174.112.86.166)

Another Darwin award

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