Aviation Photo #0950153 Airbus A340-313 - Air France

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AF489 leaving for Paris. The new terminal building takes shape whilst land reclamation is underway in Simpson Bay Lagoon for the runway extension. This is all part of Phase II of the SXM improvement plan. Also note the rough seas in Simpson Bay (to the left), the result of hurricane Wilma passing way out to the West - waves nearly reaching the airport fence!
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    Stuart JR
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    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
    St. Maarten
    October 16, 2005
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Comments (33)

Anonymous
12 years ago
This is my new desktop wallpaper. i like everything about this shot... including the construction of the airport!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolutely fantastic !!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love the water in this picture, not to mention the sky. Awesome picture. I have never seen an airport quite like this one.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Performance of the a/c.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow..what a timing. Its just an amazing picture. Really good work
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great picture!!! 5 stars from me for this perfect photo!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow! Wunderful shot! Absolutely perfect! And who said the A340 hasn't much power?!
Anonymous
12 years ago
An absolutely stunning piece of photography! Great lighting, the vapour trail on the port wing, and smoke coming out of the engines really adds to the effect!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Couldn't get any better. This picture is certainly out of this "World"!!! Viv La France!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
A beautiful and precise shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW good timing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The way the A340 has been picturised in the shot is really great.The meeting of the sky and the water in the background really looks fascinating.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Not bad, not bad. Congratulations.
Just the right moment, wonderful relations, great panorama.
The boats in front of the pic, followed by the runway and connected by an A340 to the sky.
It looks like a paint!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Simply AWESOME!!!!
These pictures always amaze me!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
5 stars, definitely one of the best pictures I ever saw here on Airliners.net!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellent shot. Kind of scenery shot that I set to my wallpaper and day dream about. Thanks. Wish i was there.
Anonymous
12 years ago
What a great taking off!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I did not no that the A340 made smoke...
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW !!! It looks as a go round. BEAUTIFUL PICTURE !
Anonymous
12 years ago
A340 Family are the thinnest, most graceful planes ever, look at those wings, go Airbus! This is so beautiful. Hey calm down, it's just a flying machine.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Gorgeous picture.

The visual effect makes believe that the A343 is a hard climber ;-)

Congrats, lovely work.

FB.
Anonymous
12 years ago
It looks like our russian Ilushin-96!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Holy Crap! I see that all the time on the ground, but it is perfect in mid air!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The airfield the original vue and the aircraft
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great Picture
Anonymous
12 years ago
Everything is this picture is right. The sea, the clouds, the plane and the airport!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Superb!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The most beautiful photo of St maarten....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very Good View
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good photo.
Thanks
Anonymous
11 years ago
Interesting to see a departure from SXM. You usually find low arrivals into SXM on this site.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wait planes depart from st. maartens what??????? jkjk
Anonymous
11 years ago
A beautiful shot.

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