Is this for real?


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its St. Maarten. Go back to thiat pic and hit the MORE choice. This is probably ground zero for aviation photography enthusiasts.. I think there is some warning nearby the beach about departing traffic' jet blasts.. but I dont remember where I learned that.


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If Its like Pushing Tin with Billy Bob, there'd be people flying all over the place, and maybe a few of the ladies tops too


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That's where I'm planning to spend my dream vacation...someday....A beach chair and a piña colada in my hand...


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Great island except for all the Naked 70 year olds on Orient Beach. It's my favorite carribean island to visit.


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No kidding, I visited there about 5 years ago with my family, not knowing that Orient beach was a "clothing optional" beach and it turned out quite akward (gross old people?). Unfortunately, I wasn't into aviation yet, and I didn't get to visit the "cool" beach right before the airport. I can't wait to get back tho!


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At LGA they route incoming planes that as they land are no more than 20 feet above the Grand Central Parkway, heck the lamp posts on the highway are a mere 8ft high for that reason!! I love sitting in traffic near that airport


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Yep, believe it or not, it is real, one of the instructors here at Alteon is a retired American Airline Captain & used to fly that landing. I too thought it was fake & he told all about it, pretty wild.


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The best thing is, when you have a close friend who went there. They come home and you ask about the planes over the beach. "Oh, I didn't notice it at all."

I guess it's only special to some!


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Well I'm not going to vouch for the accuracy of the story, but I did read somewhere that the local government outlawed throwing dogs into the air on the beach while aircraft were taking off.

As I said, I have no idea if it's true or not, but it does conjure up an amusing picture