SJUSXM From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
It is not very ofter, but occasionaly the weather does cause planes to take off over the beach, i believe there are a few pictures on a.net, but you'll probably have to search pretty hard. Also, i know i saw a video of this happening once, but i'm not sure where. Too bad KLM didn't have to take off the other way when i was there
Tockeyhockey From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 962 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
reverse take-offs are a pretty common thing at SXM, especially in the very early morning. however, during the busiest time of the day (the middle afternoon), you will see traffic lining up for miles and miles to the south west of the island. a reverse take-off in that situation would put departing airliners directly in the path of all the landing aircraft. (aircraft cannot land in the other direction due to glide slope limitations).
Luketenley From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
I still can't wait till I get my chance to see planes landing there. I plan on going there this spring if my money allows it. I heard they are adding a threshold to the Maho Beach end.. will this cause problems with spotting?