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User currently offlinebigbird From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 182 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2161 times:
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This subject may have been covered before but I missed it. I am planning a trip later inn the year to St. Maarten. I will be there for a week. I cannot go to the beach & bar everyday but can someone advise me if there are any particular days of the week that are better than others for spotting and photograohy?


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User currently offlinedreamflight From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 153 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

After several visits, I would say saturday and sunday .


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User currently offlinecaptainstefan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Quoting dreamflight (Reply 1):
I would say saturday and sunday .

Which are most likely the days he is arriving/departing   



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User currently offlineTommy Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 912 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Any day is fantastic at SXM.

Weekends might be a bit busier, but anyday is cool.
Wednesdays were good when I was there the last time.

Enjoy it!

Tommy Mogren



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User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

It really depends what time of year you go. From the times i've been there saturday and sunday without a doubt are the busiest days. When I go I always make sure I'm there over sat and sun. As for the rest of the week, if you go in the low season then some midweek days can be very quiet indeed with only a couple of 737/757 arrivals. I seem to remember wednesday being a quiet one and I think this is the day we chose to go off to St Barths to visit SBH. If you go to the airport website you can download a copy of the timetable which can help you plan what days to be there.


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User currently offlinebigbird From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
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Canyou give me the website address for the airport?


bigbird from georgia
User currently offlinedreamflight From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 153 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

www.pjiae.com Currently out of service
- pjiae.com expired on 02/19/2011 and is pending renewal or deletion -
So let's wait a few days  



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User currently offlinedreamflight From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 153 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

http://www.pjiae.com/
is back again  



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User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1547 times:

KLM still flies the MD-11 there on fridays.

Bad news for me is that I won't be able to take photos of it in the week I'm there.
Good news is: because I'll be on board, both ways.  

I'll be there from April 01 - 08, to meet with a few fellow aviation geeks. We'll probably be at the Sunset Beach Bar all week...  

If anybody is around, please drop me a message, or check in to the Facebook event I set up for the meet: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=159950934019066 (works only if you are logged in to Facebook)


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