LeoDF From Mexico, joined Aug 1999, 359 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5197 times:
I'll be visiting SXM from the July 22 till the 26. This is my first time, so I'm looking for tips on photography. Anything you have to say will be appreciated to make my photographic experience the best!
Also, although I'm not so sure, I want to take the SXM-SBH-SXM flight. Then stay a while in St. Barths to try to take the crazy landings. But I also need some info, on how to get to the hill to take pictures.
Well, thank you to all of you who will guide me with your valuable information. Also if someone will be there on those dates, I would like to meet him/them.
SHJ From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5131 times:
I went to St barths for the day from SXM in March flying with Air Caribes on their Cessna 208, this is a single pilot operation so you may get the front seat if you ask nicely. My ticket brought in advance cost GBP24. I also met Big Den who has replied above in SXM.
To top of the hill is a short walk from the terminal, just turn right as you come out the door but you may want to visit the supermarket over the road first for something to drink up there. At the top there is a large (for the island) road junction with plenty of room to stand away from the traffic. Do not stand in the cleared area between the roads in line with the runway as this is the undershoot area and the planes may be lower than your head. Another spot is on the beach at the opposite end of the runway where there is no fence. There are public roads all around the airport with lots of other wiewing points.
Some of my pictures from that visit are on jetphotos.net just search for the airport.