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SXM Question: Where Was This Shot From?  
User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4294 times:
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Hello All,

I will be heading down to SXM this friday. I was there last year and got some good shots but I was wondering where this picture was taken from. I know Dan said it was the Maho Beach Hotel and Resort but I was wondering exactly what room or around abouts where it was taken from.


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User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

I believe it was room 205 (or very near to that).

Hope this helps

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User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4196 times:

Ok, forget everything I just said!  Big thumbs up

I found out that it's Maho Beach Ocean Terrace Room #411.

Here's the pics I found it from Smile

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

Hmmm, wonder if you can rent a cessna and fly over the beach.....  Big grin Big grin

Justin


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

Yeah, I am really like with the beach in SXM. Anyone who did flew to SXM before?

As for Justin Cederholm, Ben Wang, Joe Pries, Brian Stevenson already went to SXM before. I think this is very good time in the islands.


User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4115 times:
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A320,

Thanks but to me it looks like Dan's pic is taken from a point higher than Sam's pics...but maybe its just me?

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Matt



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User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Matt,

When I stayed at the Maho Beach Resort in April, I was on the fourth floor, as far east (closer to the threshold) as I could yet I didn't get a view of touchdown. I'd say go for the highest floor you can , don't really worry about the position within the floor.

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User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1708 posts, RR: 65
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4077 times:
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I believe Dan's photo were taken from Level 9 of Island Tower....not from where I was at Room 411 Ocean Terrace. Just go up the tower and you will find the spot.

Sam


User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

Hey, to answer your question the photo was taken from the roof of the tower. Although i must warn you it may not be a good idea to go up here as we had a little "encounter" with the local cops. They were not to happy with what we were doing. Its a pretty dangerous spot, but the results are stunning  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
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Dan,

Did you get permission to be up there or did you just wonder up?

Thanks
-Matt



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User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1755 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Justin:

just pay my way down there and we'll go flying over the beach...haha... Wink/being sarcastic
actually, i dunno if i could do that with only FAA ratings, but it'd be worth a shot...

jonathan d.



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

Derden...

You hook THAT up and I'll hook you up with a pass!

Brian - SPOT THIS!


User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Matt, we got permision first, but in retrospect i wouldn't risk doing it again. the police were pretty straight foreward in letting us know that if they saw anyone up there again they wouldnt be lying on the beach in SXM..... Didn't really think it was worth the hastle after that considering there are so many other great spots to shot from  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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