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What It Looks Like When a Passenger Jet Races Toward You and Takes Off Just Feet From the Top of Your Head

"That was worth losing my hat over."

Image source: YouTube

Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten is famous for commercial jets that come in for landings just feet above the beach.

Image source: YouTube

Takeoffs usually take place in the opposite direction, away from the beach and toward the mountains, Jalopnik noted, but one guy with a video camera documented the rarer event as an MD-80 raced toward him down the runway —

Image source: YouTube

— and flew past him just feet above his head.

Image source: YouTube

"That was worth losing my hat over," the thrilled videographer said as the jet flew out to sea.

Check it out. (Content warning: He drops what sounds like an F-bomb well after the plane is past him):

This story has been updated.

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