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More: KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
More: Boeing 747-406
More: Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM)
More: St. Maarten, September 2004
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PH-BFA / FA-001 (cn 23999/725) How low can you get! Simply amazing and breathtaking to watch. It's all over in a second but the photograph and memory's will last for ever. SXM is simply the most amazing place I have visited, I would recommend it to all. Special thanks to Derek P for his help [Canon EOS 20D]
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A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat November 12, 2011:
Not asia livery and this is klm first 744 the Atlanta.Breathtaking pic like it.

A visitor from - posted Wed June 29, 2011:
Men ;) (Isabela)

A visitor from United States posted Thu February 17, 2011:
This shot takes courage.

A visitor from Australia posted Tue October 5, 2010:
That 747 is still painted in the KLM Asia livery...
Its "City of Alberta"...

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 26, 2010:
Awesome

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue June 15, 2010:
Great view of the undercarriage

A visitor from - posted Sat April 24, 2010:
A plane spotter's heaven!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri July 24, 2009:
Ultra impressive :)

A visitor from United States posted Sun July 19, 2009:
It's "doo-doo in your pants" as a 747 jumbo jet passes extremely low over a beach full of beach-goers. Wow, this is a spectacular shot.

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 5, 2009:
The ultimate "KODAK moment!"

A visitor from Malaysia posted Wed January 28, 2009:
The best ever I seen

A visitor from - posted Thu January 1, 2009:
People are very close to the aircraft in landing way as I can imagine , generally speaking this is not possible because of the very hard noise and danger.

A visitor from Philippines posted Wed August 6, 2008:
Amazing, expectacular view.. lying in the beach watching the planes to leave and arrive.. nice.. I'll visit this place someday.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 9, 2008:
This truely shows the size of the queen of the sky!

A visitor from Israel posted Wed December 19, 2007:
A dream...

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 26, 2007:
Super sweet photo! This is the beach that will blow your socks off!

A visitor from Australia posted Tue July 10, 2007:
Truly amazing staff

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat May 19, 2007:
It´s very low... great to see the extended flaps so close!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue January 16, 2007:
Wow,wow thats really low, and nice to see
especially the moving parts

A visitor from Germany posted Wed January 10, 2007:
Amazing

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon November 13, 2006:
I like the contrast between the huge plane and the beach

A visitor from Canada posted Thu November 2, 2006:
Just like an enormous bug hovering overhead...I wonder if the guys down below saw the faces of the passengers up above?

A visitor from Italy posted Thu October 19, 2006:
This is beautifull

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue September 19, 2006:
Classic view, must be noisy for people though!

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 27, 2006:
One of the great things about traveling is seeing the unknown.i would put this right up there with sea plane landings in alaska,i really enjoy your site. thank you

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 9, 2006:
And I can't even take pictures of my kids without blurr. Amazing shot!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri June 23, 2006:
This is what I call a Happening and the photo is shot on it's peak.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon June 19, 2006:
Truly amazing

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 27, 2006:
This is simply theee great shot!!! it just makes me feel reeeealy like being there sooo close!!! ok, seriously i particularly like composition or framing of the shot. compliments to author!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 18, 2006:
Simply great picture! scary though to think, your sitting on a beach resting trying to get away from all the noise and pesky things like that and then all the sudden, a boeing 747 flies 20 ft above your face. not the place i want to be.

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Excellent view! good close up!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
The photo is vivid and captured all the texture of the plane. The sheer closeness of the plane gives this photo a unique feel and touch.

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 16, 2006:
Great perspective!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Absoloutley breathtaking! To see this aircraft so close in flight is unforgettable!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 6, 2006:
Whis is one of the most spectaular photos i have ever seen. what gets me is that the people are just standing there and it makes me laugh because it looks like the tires are going to smash their faces in. i am also amazed at how big the plane is in this photo; if i was there i would be scared out of my life.

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 4, 2006:
All I can say on this one is WOW !!!! I wonder is there wake turbulance?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat January 7, 2006:
Wow!

A visitor from United States posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Unbelievable, im visiting there just to see the planes fly over me, im going to that exact beach

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun December 18, 2005:
Great action, nice light fall all over the picture!

A visitor from France posted Sun December 18, 2005:
Excellent quality.

A visitor from Australia posted Sun December 11, 2005:
Great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 26, 2005:
Excellent camera work. This is the best shot of this beach I've seen.
Anybody renting earplugs on this beach?

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Tue October 18, 2005:
Ive always liked watching landing planes when they are so close to me

A visitor from United States posted Sat September 24, 2005:
Awesome picture

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 7, 2005:
This looks like so much fun. I want to do that some day. This has got to be the best place to plane watch...

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 24, 2005:
How beautiful. Couldn't be better! If I brought my mother here, she would have screamed louder than the 747!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu November 25, 2004:
This photo really shows how close you can get at St. Maarten. It really is an incredible photo.

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 25, 2004:
Doesn't get any better than this!

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