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« Reply #1 on: 30/08/2007 00:14:58 »
Wow..that was close. LoL. It should be legal to have a road right there/
 

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« Reply #2 on: 30/08/2007 00:35:03 »
wouldnt like to go their on holiday
 

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« Reply #3 on: 30/08/2007 01:35:54 »
LOL I used to see That everyday I lived right next to the airport and everything shook when they landed the windows rattled it was rather exciting for a while, then I got used to it. And I could tell when flights were delayed as I started to think.. hmmm why has the plane not come in yet this morning... back then it was three and sometimes four times a day.. depending on the schedule!  It is very funny! we used to stand out there and you could swear if you could jump a tad higher you could grab hold! LOL!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 30/08/2007 02:59:31 »
That was just too close !!.....surely ??
 

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« Reply #5 on: 30/08/2007 04:08:15 »
yes it was very low and did not look normal to be that low!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 30/08/2007 04:11:12 »
I thought it was odd that no one seemed to be scared.  I would've wet my pants.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 30/08/2007 11:56:21 »
LOL I used to see That everyday I lived right next to the airport and everything shook when they landed the windows rattled it was rather exciting for a while, then I got used to it. And I could tell when flights were delayed as I started to think.. hmmm why has the plane not come in yet this morning... back then it was three and sometimes four times a day.. depending on the schedule!  It is very funny! we used to stand out there and you could swear if you could jump a tad higher you could grab hold! LOL!

Three of four a day - a very small airport then - Heathrow has about one flight every three minutes or so - except in bad weather, you will normally have more than one flight on finals at the same time, with the expectation that the first flight will clear the runway before the second touches down.

I used to work under the flight path for Heathrow, but a good few miles away.  Mostly we did not notice the aircraft, but when concorde was overhead (at least on takeoff) we'd notice it - and several car alarms in the car park would be triggered.
« Last Edit: 30/08/2007 11:58:49 by another_someone »
 

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« Reply #8 on: 30/08/2007 12:57:44 »
George - I used to work in Poyle - a mile from the end of the runway at Heathrow that Concorde used. We worked in an old cottage, so you can imagine the noise & how much vibration there was when Concorde took off!

That vid reminds me a bit of the old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. The runway stuck right out into the sea and when you looked out of the window all you could see was water. Landing from the land-side meant flying between 2 office buildings that were so close together you could wave to people at their desks.
http://library.thinkquest.org/18802/hkair.htm

Jakarta is another airport with the runway very close to the shore. I doubt the planes are more than 50' as they get to the end of it on landing.
« Last Edit: 30/08/2007 12:59:34 by DoctorBeaver »
 

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« Reply #9 on: 30/08/2007 20:45:12 »
I can just believe that the people are used to it and that's why they didn't run for cover, but I don't think the wind wouldn't stir up the sea.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 31/08/2007 00:08:59 »
but I don't think the wind wouldn't stir up the sea.

If the aircraft is within 11/2 wingspans above the sea, then it should in ground effect of the surface, and the pressure increase on the sea beneath the aircraft should be noticeable - but what I am more confused about is that the effect seems to be ahead of the aircraft rather than below or behind it (behind it, the wing tip vortices may reach the sea even if it is well above 11/2 wingspans).
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« Reply #11 on: 31/08/2007 16:27:01 »
I've never rode in a plane before..and for sure I don't wanna wreck like that one almost did.
 

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