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Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by u2fly » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:48 am

AN AIRPORT famous for its spectacular plane landings has been destroyed by strong winds as Hurricane Irma moves across the Caribbean.
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Monoceros » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:17 pm

Welp, so much for taking my wife there now.
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Swift » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:40 pm

Holy shit...
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by plunderbird » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:29 pm

Very bad. Probably see C 130's there when the storm has passed.
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Turbofan » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:59 pm

I believe St. Maarten took a direct hit from the hurricane. That's what 185mph winds with gusts to 220mph do to you. I feel really bad for them as well as parts of the Virgin and Leeward Islands that also took a direct hit. Unfortunately, this thing isn't done yet and we all know where it's headed next.
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Richard Vo » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:54 pm

RIP TNCM :cry: Hope it will be rebuild soon...
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

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NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by u2fly » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:27 pm

Turbofan wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Unfortunately, this thing isn't done yet and we all know where it's headed next.
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Neocon » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:49 pm

u2fly wrote:
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How many users of YSFlight/YSFHQ living in Florida?
I think there are several, including VNAF ONE.

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Post by u2fly » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:23 pm

@VNAF ONE, KEEP CALM!
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Flake » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:11 am

Well I dunno about you guys but I feel calmer already.

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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Neocon » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:44 am

Oh, great. It looks like it might be turning west and I might get more rain. Yay.

I still think anybody living in Florida should have headed northwest in a U-Haul.

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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by VNAF ONE » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:24 am

Things are interesting down here so far. I have to evacuate 15 aircraft tomorrow and then I will be staying here for the storm. Forecasts are very scary and this is nothing to fool with. One thing people don't think about it the anarchy hurricanes cause. I should be okay but this is gonna be a very scary time for me I tell you. Seeing the devastation in the islands is unfathomable. What is even worse is thinking of what it will look like here in Florida when this is all done. The physical impact will be catastrophic, but even worse, the economic impact in addition to that of Harvey. Something the US has not faced in quite some time. A real challenge of our resilience!
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Monoceros » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:32 am

VNAF ONE wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:24 am
Things are interesting down here so far. I have to evacuate 15 aircraft tomorrow and then I will be staying here for the storm. Forecasts are very scary and this is nothing to fool with. One thing people don't think about it the anarchy hurricanes cause. I should be okay but this is gonna be a very scary time for me I tell you. Seeing the devastation in the islands is unfathomable. What is even worse is thinking of what it will look like here in Florida when this is all done. The physical impact will be catastrophic, but even worse, the economic impact in addition to that of Harvey. Something the US has not faced in quite some time. A real challenge of our resilience!
At least people care about you way ahead of landfall, me included. When we found out that Harvey reinforced itself into a CAT4 right outside our doorstep I (more like we here in Houston) was told to suck it up and get over it since we are used to having hurricanes often anyway. Since you have to tough it out make sure you are prepared in case you need to move to higher ground due to storm surge or sudden flash flood. I gave periodic updates to friends nearby me in case anything changed for the worse since Harvey made 3 landfalls. Show that storm who's boss!
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Re: Princess Juliana International Airport on Sint Maarten island was destroyed

Post by Turbofan » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:35 pm

Monoceros wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:32 am
When we found out that Harvey reinforced itself into a CAT4 right outside our doorstep I (more like we here in Houston) was told to suck it up and get over it since we are used to having hurricanes often anyway.
Those who say such things obviously haven't had to endure such storms or they wouldn't have that kind of an attitude. That's like telling someone in Tornado Alley to just "suck it up" because tornadoes are common here. Pretty callous if you ask me.

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