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Boeing 737-800 (HP-1716CMP) - low landing
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Boeing 737-800 (HP-1716CMP)


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Kurt Anderson
Just my take but to close for comfort and hearing loss.
gary ciana
Nobody is holding their ears!! Then, wouldn't beach goers have been blown all over the place??? I suspect Photo-Shop type deal here.
Google: St. Maarten airport
At this stage of approach, the engine noise would be minimal with the current generation of aircraft, wake turbulence may make one stumble. On take off on that beach, another ball game!

Once, at LHR, I was blown of my feet and got slight burns by standing by the fence directly behind BA Concorde ( 27L ) as the afterburner kicked in.....I learned a big lesson that day.
Brad Meyers
St Martin. No PhotoShop. Cool airport for plane watching but I betcha the watcher gets a facefull of sand!
S.O.P. at this airport. runway is pretty short. so being high and landing long are a bad idea.
People should have been blown away!
Dwight Hartje
Excellent composition and shot! I would really like to go there!
No hearing loss, and no Photoshop needed. I have spent many hours in the same spot. I could live on Maho Beach!
Sommer Whitlow
Jairo Silva
Muito linda esta foto!! Espetacular mesmo. Parabéns!!
Charles Abdouch
There is a "rite of passage" to hold onto the fence during take-offs without being blown away.
Go look on Youtube for dozens of videos of Saint Juliana airport in St. Maarten to see both landings and takeoffs
looks like the united tail :)
Karter Hickling
This livery honestly is a united knockoff, always throws me off haha
It is very similar to Continental's globe logo adopted in 1991 (now adorning the UCH fleet)... but Copa was 49% owned by Continental in 1998 when Copa switched to this in 1999.
Devon Gabreluk
Well we know the photo was taken sometime after June of 2010 as the gentleman in the green shirt located lower-right seems to be capturing the landing on his white iPhone 4. I guess it could be a few months earlier if he is an Apple engineer conducting device abuse testing :)
Alvaro Gomez
Nice picture.....!
David Brown
So United. Much close.
wow that is so close nice picture wow
matt antes
Well, As Far as I am concerned, The take-off is much louder than the landing,

Because the engines need to start up, then comes the long roll of the aircraft (in this case, a 737-800)

So the landing is much quieter, because the noise is over you for a little while,

then dicapates when the aircraft moves away from you.
matt antes
And, no. The Beach-goers would not have been blown away by the engines because of the angle of attack. If you look at the beachers on the far Left side of the picture are already fighting the "Wind" but the people under the plane are fine (for now) Because the back of the engines have not gotten infront of the road on the right of the beach.
very good
Either you know the airport or you don't.
Seth Kim
It's from the beach right behind St. Maarten airport.

Lindon Sanmartin
sigueindo la trayectoria del vuelo CMP489 / CM489 / HP1853CMP
Deve ser muito bonita essa praia
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
08-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Alfonso Bonilla Aragon Int'l () 06:54PM EST 08:00PM -05 1:06
08-Feb-2023 B738Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) ()Tocumen Int'l () 04:18PM -04 05:29PM EST 2:11
08-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) () 11:58AM EST 02:41PM -04 1:42
08-Feb-2023 B738Jorge Chávez Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 05:55AM -05 09:06AM EST 3:11
07-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Jorge Chávez Int'l () 09:12PM EST 12:15AM -05 (+1) 3:03
07-Feb-2023 B738Cancun Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 05:09PM EST 07:12PM EST 2:02
07-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Cancun Int'l () 12:47PM EST 03:07PM EST 2:19
07-Feb-2023 UnknownMinistro Pistarini Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 05:13AM -03 10:09AM EST 6:56
06-Feb-2023 UnknownTocumen Int'l ()Ministro Pistarini Int'l () 03:46PM EST 12:31AM -03 (+1) 6:45
06-Feb-2023 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Tocumen Int'l () 08:16AM CST 01:46PM EST 4:29
05-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:59PM EST 11:05PM CST 5:05
05-Feb-2023 B738Cancun Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 01:54PM EST 03:56PM EST 2:02
05-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Cancun Int'l () 09:58AM EST 12:22PM EST 2:24
05-Feb-2023 B738La Aurora Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 05:09AM CST 07:57AM EST 1:48
04-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()La Aurora Int'l () 07:19PM EST 08:18PM CST 1:58
04-Feb-2023 B738Grantley Adams Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 03:28PM AST 05:29PM EST 3:01
04-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Grantley Adams Int'l () 09:43AM EST 01:32PM AST 2:49
04-Feb-2023 B738Silvio Pettirossi Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 04:18AM -03 07:58AM EST 5:40
03-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Silvio Pettirossi Int'l () 07:19PM EST 02:47AM -03 (+1) 5:28
03-Feb-2023 B738Rafael Nunez Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 04:35PM -05 05:23PM EST 0:48
03-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Rafael Nunez Int'l () 12:13PM EST 12:59PM -05 0:46
03-Feb-2023 B738Juan Santamaria Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 06:14AM CST 08:06AM EST 0:51
02-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Juan Santamaria Int'l () 09:17PM EST 09:14PM CST 0:57
02-Feb-2023 B738Enrique Malek Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 06:23PM EST 07:00PM EST 0:37
02-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Enrique Malek Int'l () 04:14PM EST 05:02PM EST 0:48
02-Feb-2023 B738Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 12:24PM -05 02:12PM EST 1:48
02-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Int'l () 09:18AM EST 10:57AM -05 1:39
02-Feb-2023 B737Ernesto Cortissoz Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 06:35AM -05 07:32AM EST 0:56
01-Feb-2023 B737Tocumen Int'l ()Ernesto Cortissoz Int'l () 10:23PM EST 11:18PM -05 0:54
01-Feb-2023 B738Washington Dulles Intl ()Tocumen Int'l () 03:33PM EST 08:06PM EST 4:32
01-Feb-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 09:29AM EST 01:45PM EST 4:16
01-Feb-2023 B738Alfonso Bonilla Aragon Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 04:46AM -05 05:51AM EST 1:04
31-Jan-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Alfonso Bonilla Aragon Int'l () 07:24PM EST 08:31PM -05 1:07
31-Jan-2023 B738Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) ()Tocumen Int'l () 04:13PM -04 05:28PM EST 2:14
31-Jan-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) () 11:51AM EST 02:43PM -04 1:51
31-Jan-2023 B738Orlando Intl ()Tocumen Int'l () 07:13AM EST 10:07AM EST 2:53
30-Jan-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Orlando Intl () 06:59PM EST 09:58PM EST 2:58
30-Jan-2023 B738La Aurora Int'l ()Tocumen Int'l () 01:36PM CST 04:32PM EST 1:56
30-Jan-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()La Aurora Int'l () 09:50AM EST 10:45AM CST 1:54
30-Jan-2023 B738Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Tocumen Int'l () 06:17AM AST 07:31AM EST 2:13
29-Jan-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 07:30PM EST 10:49PM AST 2:18
29-Jan-2023 B738Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) ()Tocumen Int'l () 04:06PM -04 05:09PM EST 2:02
29-Jan-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) () 11:52AM EST 02:42PM -04 1:49
29-Jan-2023 B738Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Tocumen Int'l () 06:18AM AST 07:38AM EST 2:19
28-Jan-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 07:29PM EST 10:49PM AST 2:20
28-Jan-2023 B738Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) ()Tocumen Int'l () 04:14PM -04 05:11PM EST 1:56
28-Jan-2023 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) () 11:56AM EST 02:47PM -04 1:51
28-Jan-2023 B738Orlando Intl ()Tocumen Int'l () 07:18AM EST 10:20AM EST 3:01
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