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#1 Romantic Technofreak

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:39 PM

Surely everybody of you knows St. Martin Island in the Caribbean. The landing approaches on the airport there are a famous and spectacular sight. And if you like to get blown, keep your position and wait for an aircraft to start its take-off run...!
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Also, if you like to do leasure driving on Saint-Barthélemy island, better keep your head when you are in close distance to the runway...!
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The same can happen in Europe too. When you travel the highway near Barcelona, it may happen the Gothenburg Parachute Club coms in a bit too low for jumping:
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If you like to travel in Asia, enjoy Pokemon and have no fear they might get entangled in the Tokio electric wires, watch them take off (just ignore the UFO in the right upper edge, it is meaningless):
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:49 PM

Not only a metropolis, also the most remote places in the Philippines now are connected to the global air transport system - with expectable consequences:
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North America is not an exception. Especially not when North American's F-100D comes in, it is not of much use to seek for shelter behind the Bellanca Cruisemaster:
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While watching the air show in Reno, you better give way to the F-22, even if you may have the right of:
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On the shore of the Black Sea, people are considering the meaning of life. The passing Diamond DA-42 gives a hint to Romanians:
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:55 PM

(First time here? Scroll up please!)

While in Russia or Ukraine, the Beriev A-42 fulfills the same purpose:
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Not far from there, you can have shake-hands with the pilot of a powered parachute - while only one of you is in the air, of course:
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What to learn from that all? Especially in your right upper edge,...:
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Regards, RT

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:05 PM

Hi RT,

A marvellous presentation! You never disappoint.

(Did you notice the tricks that the camera's shutter played on the propellers of the Diamond DA-42?)

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:19 PM

Thank you Lightning! I noticed that, but without thinking much beyond.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:47 AM

Great shots, Holger!

Thanks!

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:17 AM

Well done RT!

Tim
PS: I never heard of a Diamond DA-42, but I'm Googling it now...

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

Well, people in the 50s of last century were not yet well accustomed with circumstances like they are now in St. Martin island. So, it must have been an ear-shocking beach experience when the B-36 came buzzing around:

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Just new catch:).

Regards, and many thanks, RT

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:29 PM

Not exactly low....

This is taken from an aircraft that has just left Hobart airport bound for Melbourne.

The single runway is oriented NW-SE. This plane obviously took off towards the south, and then turned north again. The beach is Seven Mile Beach.

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From Warren Williams Blog.

On the other end of the airport is the Tasman Highway - the highway linking Hobart with the east coast, and just the other side of that is Barilla Bay.

Oysters are farmed there, and are supposed to be very good, but I wouldn't know, not liking oysters!

You can find the airport easily by searching for "hobart airport tasmania" in Google Maps, and I guess Google Earth

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:37 PM

Not an overpass, but certainly low flying....

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I understand that these Wing in Ground Effect craft can make short hops at higher altitudes, so they can avoid surface obstacles.




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