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User currently offlineNWA783 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Hey all, I will be taking a cruise in mid March that will take me to the island of St. Maarten and i plan to head over to the airport and take some pictures. Just wondering when do most of the heavy's come in like Air France and KLM and some of the U.S. Carriers. And also where are the best places to get a good photo besides right on the beach, are there any places where i can get a unique angle.

Thanks Much

- Josh -

"I'd like to give a pilot report" " Ok go ahead sir" "Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood"
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User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3877 times:

I was going to start a similar thread. Hopefully we get some tips Have a great trip and sorry for not being a help.

Viva la Vida
User currently offlineDM From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Peak times are usually from around 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Also Saturday and Sundays are usually the busiest days of the week.

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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

Quoting DM (Reply 2):
Peak times are usually from around 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Also Saturday and Sundays are usually the busiest days of the week.

Peak times are from 12:30 until late afternoon when AF leaves. There are 3 or 4 AA 757's, US 757 or A320, CO 757 or 737, NK A319 (Fri-Sat-Sun), AF A340, KL MD11, Corsair 744. This is from memory from July.

User currently offlineAC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 544 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Bumping this thread to ask some questions of my own as I'll be going to SXM in mid-February.

1) Lenses => I plan on bringing my Canon 20D with EF-S 10-22 and my EF 24-105 lenses. Which lens would you say I'll use more? Is there much use in bringing a long zoom? If not, I'd rather leave the bulk at home.

2) Flight Schedule => SXM airport website has a PDF flight schedule, but it is titled "2007 fall program" so I assume it isn't up-to-date (certain flights, like Corsair, aren't listed on it). Does the schedule change much for the period in which I'll be there (winter/February)?

Thanks for any help.

User currently offlineRcijntje From Netherlands Antilles, joined Mar 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

From the desk of the only known local sxm spotter ....
Corsair 747 comes in on thu and sun eta around 13:30 - 14:40
Arkefly 767 coms in on sun eTA AROUND 17:30
KLM MD 11 comes in on fri and sun eta around 18:00
Best days sat & sun from 11:00 thru 16:30
Lenses ... depend where you want to shoot ...
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