Aviation Photo #1061013 Airbus A340-313 - Air France

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The day started out sunny,but soon the clouds moved in and the haze was somewhat of a challenge. Captured as it performs a steep bank out of runway 09 for her return flight homewards to Paris - Canon 30D - Sigma 50-500mm
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    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
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    May 28, 2006
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Thanks for sharing this different perspective on SXM.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice picture. Is there often cloudy at St. Maarten?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo! A340 underpowered? I don't think so!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The general layout of the airport surrounded by marine elements is interesting.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome angle.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A rare shot of a heavy leaving a popular airport!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a fantastic photo!!!! 5 stars
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congrats! Great angle! It looks like there is a construction site just by rwy27 threshold... does anyone know what is that for?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW this picture is amazing! i really love it, by the ways is there another airplane on final or is it just a ship?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its more than just the shot, its being on the ramp and seeing it takeoff. marvellous!!! I have seen Air France take off quite afew times from SXM and it is always amazing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!! Cool shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture and unusual angle
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great and unusual shot of Princess Juliana (angle, weather). Plus the A340 is majestic!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, SXM just keeps fascinating! And while most great pictures of SXM are from the beach side of rw 09, (to me) you have definitely captured one of the greatest shots of SXM. My compliments!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I was waiting for a shot like this for few years. And here it is, finally not from the beach :). St. Marteen definitely needed shots from new angle.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The photo was taken from the hills which are often seen on the pics taken from the other side of the runway.

The "construction site" at the closer (eastern) end of the runway is a project aimed at extending the runway or at least extend the run-off. At present the runway is too short for a fully loaded, fully fueled 747 to take off directly to Europe. This is the reason why KLM's flight first stops at Curacao before heading to Schipol. Air France, operating the A340 flies directly to CDG.

On the right-hand side of the photo one can clearly see the reason why there is no full-lenght taxi way at SXM. Those are numerous small business premises and it is estimated that it would cost around $1bn to expropiate all of these in order to make space for a taxi-way.
Anonymous
6 years ago
5 + !!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great to see a shot from this end!

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