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More: Airbus A340-313
More: Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM)
More: St. Maarten, November 21, 2004
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F-GLZT (cn 319) Air France came in low just few feet over the beach crowd. Everyone there waited for this moment!!!! [Nikon D100]
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A visitor from Saudi Arabia posted Fri February 28, 2014:
Amazing shot! One day I will experience the sheer power of those 4 hairdryers whilst the aircraft is on its takeoff roll!

A visitor from - posted Fri June 22, 2012:
I just love these photos from Juliana. Fantastic stuff.

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 8, 2011:
Outstanding!

A visitor from Dominican Republic posted Thu June 23, 2011:
Can't Wait to go there and Feel that Amazing Experience... Wao!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri April 8, 2011:
I go to St. Maarten in November. Can´t wait to sit in an AF-A340 flying over this beach :-)

A visitor from Philippines posted Thu April 7, 2011:
Cool landing picture!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 28, 2011:
I've already been to a beach like that in St. Martin and it was halarious because my cousin lost her brand new flip-flops by a 747 :))!!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu March 3, 2011:
Thanks NACO

A visitor from - posted Tue February 22, 2011:
One word for all the folks in this photo....DUCK!

A visitor from - posted Fri December 17, 2010:
This is one place where one of the tourist attractions is the tourists themselves arriving and departing!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun October 24, 2010:
Stunning. One day I'll go to that beach, just to see them depart and land! :)

A visitor from Finland posted Sat September 25, 2010:
Spectacular !

A visitor from Canada posted Mon July 12, 2010:
Amazing shot...one day I will go there to check it out...with my ear plugs!!!

A visitor from - posted Fri December 18, 2009:
Simply awesome

A visitor from Canada posted Sat October 17, 2009:
Another great shot from Sam. This man's like superman - always in the right place at the right time!

A visitor from Canada posted Tue September 15, 2009:
Realy great picture plain in action 5 stars

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 16, 2009:
I am a pilot or Continental Airlines and flying into SXM is always a treat. This shows a good shot taken from the ground! love it

A visitor from - posted Mon June 15, 2009:
Great shot 5 stars...but arent ty sendin 747's to SXM...??

A visitor from Germany posted Tue July 1, 2008:
St. Martin shots would be never boring!

A visitor from Norway posted Thu December 6, 2007:
Wow, i just looove the angle of the photo, i wish i could go to St.Maarten.

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 20, 2007:
Amazing place to Plane Spot!!

A visitor from China posted Sat August 18, 2007:
Hope i can be there someday in the near future.
it seems i can touch the aircraft on the beach.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue July 3, 2007:
Great photo!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu February 8, 2007:
Nice shot. Its these kinds of pictures that always remind me of the Netherlands Supreme Court's jetblast judgement of a few years ago on airport liability for jetblast injuries sustained at Juliana. Its a warning to all spotters; don't stand to close to those gates when a plane like that A340 is about to take off.

A visitor from Belarus posted Sat October 7, 2006:
The passengers should have considered they were landing on the beach but not on the runway

A visitor from Turkey posted Tue September 5, 2006:
What the hell is that noise..? ohh sorry boss... ;)

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 21, 2006:
Awesome shot!!!!

A visitor from Australia posted Thu July 27, 2006:
Hi my name is santiago jashuk i want to became a aitline pilot fly all diffrent aircrafts ill love the highness and chalengers i cant wait to fly for the first time ill remmber it for the rest of my life thats why i rate this piture 5 out of 5

A visitor from Canada posted Sat May 13, 2006:
I've been to St. Maarten several times, it's an amazing island and the approach to the runway is just as amazing. For a first time visitor it could be heart stopping moment. I just love this picture.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue April 25, 2006:
Found this great site by accident. While looking through some of the photos, I came across this one where I recognise one of the guys in the Shot! What were the chances of that happening? a million to one? That's why I've awarded 5 stars.

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
This is a very unique shot.this is very low!nice shot

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Sun March 19, 2006:
The corner photogrpher shot this picture was very
sutieble
show how big the pane in same time it show th enatural size of people laying down on the coast

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 17, 2006:
Good

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 2, 2006:
Wish I had taken this "shot"!

A visitor from France posted Tue February 28, 2006:
I have to go in Netherlands Antilles

A visitor from Australia posted Sun February 26, 2006:
Its amazing how close the flights acctually come to the beach. i wonder if there will be any crashes there. i wish i could go there.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu February 16, 2006:
Look at all those happy people...Is it possible that the happiness has anything to do with this fine aircraft?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed February 15, 2006:
Very pretty to see!

A visitor from - posted Sun February 12, 2006:
I hope the couple on the left have the plane in the picture they had taken...

A visitor from United States posted Sat January 21, 2006:
I have to go to the Netherlands Antilles, for two reasons, and one are these incredible approaches into the airport, Its a great picture in that you can literally almost touch it

A visitor from United States posted Mon January 9, 2006:
I like the way the Airbus looks so close to the beach. Makes me feel like the plane will hit these people, eventually.

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun September 18, 2005:
Wow

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