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More: Boeing 747-228BM
More: Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM)
More: St. Maarten, October 28, 2001
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F-BPVY (cn 21745/370) This one was MUCH lower than anything else that came in while we were here. The person in the white shirt just under the nose wheel is Chris Weldy. See it from his angle
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A visitor from - posted Sat February 18, 2012:
Stunning !

A visitor from Cameroon posted Tue March 8, 2011:
Oh my GOD thats excellent photo no comment is it real or virtually real or accident

A visitor from - posted Mon January 24, 2011:
The people watching some wonderous, no wind on the sandy beach, . This could only happen here, very good, Wonderful. In my biased opinion, give it % Stars!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed January 12, 2011:
This motion shot is well framed/timed - a giant passenger jet just above a tourist beach... with the landing gear retracting AND a very dark cloud for a background. Visually a shock - disbelief at the proximity of the airliner to a populated area.

A visitor from - posted Sat October 9, 2010:
Gorgeous view as well as the AC

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu August 26, 2010:
Absurd low.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon August 16, 2010:
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sat July 24, 2010:
What a fine picture well done j k nz

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 1, 2010:
WHOO WHOO!Thats what I'm talking about!

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 1, 2010:
I wish i was on that beach when that picture was taken.Nice shot!

A visitor from - posted Sat June 12, 2010:
Amazing photo of an air france going over the beach but if there is a problem the location is horrible cause the plane can crash in the beach tring to go to the airport and it can explode if the fuel tanks die

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 4, 2010:
Some guys will do anything to impress the 'babes' on the beach;)

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri February 12, 2010:
Super picture, just imagine feel the heat of the engines leaving behind..

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 12, 2010:
Very clear shot. You can see the aircraft's shadow on the beach. Perfect focus.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Only in st. maarten , the best 'plane' beach in the world

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu January 22, 2009:
What a photo. i have seen many pictures of princess juliana but this won really shows how low they get.

A visitor from Canada posted Tue January 13, 2009:
OMG wow this just one of those shots that you wish you had a camera, this person was lucky.

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 3, 2008:
Sweet!

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 15, 2008:
Wow! The gear's not even fully down yet.

A visitor from United States posted Wed July 30, 2008:
Wow. This shows just how massive these aircraft really are. I bet that is loud as hell too. Wish I could see it in person!

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 26, 2008:
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 29, 2008:
Oh my gosh!!! That plane has got to be practically on the ground. 5* for this photo. Perfect timing for this shot.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 16, 2008:
This is the beach where I want to spend my vacation, "mooning" the passangers.hahaha

A visitor from United States posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Great detail and pose of beachgoers

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue September 4, 2007:
This is a great shot And the scenery makes it stand out

A visitor from Switzerland posted Sat August 25, 2007:
Just fantastic this picture from my favorite Island I have been many,many times.Landing takes your breath and starting when beachlovers get sandblasted...! Crazy and perfect! Eddy

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 17, 2007:
Timing can be everything. Framing is very good.

A visitor from Canada posted Thu July 26, 2007:
Perfect timing!

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 11, 2007:
Modern technology always carries a certain amount of "Risk." This photo shows it in an entirely unique way.

A visitor from Brazil posted Sun January 28, 2007:
In the world of make believe,u can almost touch it!it's exciting!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 6, 2006:
This is the greatest!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 26, 2006:
That plane is so low it blew the pants of that guy!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun November 12, 2006:
Shocking image, love to see that live

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue November 7, 2006:
Just like Waynes world

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 12, 2006:
Wow, thats all i can say!

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 11, 2006:
Gigantic, close, amazing, IT'S A PHENOMENON!

A visitor from Italy posted Wed September 6, 2006:
Two words...VERY VERY GOOD!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat September 2, 2006:
Impressive, it makes me shiver and feel the aircraft on top of me!

A visitor from India posted Sat August 26, 2006:
The photograph is clear,shows real landing profile of B-747

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 23, 2006:
The ultimate plane watcher site!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat August 19, 2006:
Princess Juliana Airport, I want to go there!!!!!!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Wow - never seen a flying plane so close to a populated beach. If I saw only this picture, I would think "photoshop". But: It is real, there are videos on the net!

A visitor from United States posted Wed July 19, 2006:
All i have to say is WHOAH! what is with this pilot
he not even close to the touchdown marks on the runway, id be calling the FAA on that pilot

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 11, 2006:
Amazing! i am so going there!

A visitor from Canada posted Sun July 9, 2006:
Very nice...

A visitor from - posted Tue June 20, 2006:
oh man..... that could of been bad!

A visitor from France posted Wed June 7, 2006:
Very goooood

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 27, 2006:
Wow

A visitor from India posted Wed May 17, 2006:
B'coz it really Amazing

A visitor from Italy posted Thu May 11, 2006:
Belllissssima

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 5, 2006:
I wish I knew where that beach is loacted. I would so go their

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 30, 2006:
The plane is amazingly low

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 18, 2006:
Brings back excellent memories. Have been there when these planes came in and out. It is awesome!!

A visitor from - posted Wed April 12, 2006:
True St. Martin experience

A visitor from South Africa posted Sun April 9, 2006:
Never seen before

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Good one!

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed March 29, 2006:
The best land ever! Can you imagine yourself at the beach, and a 747 almost hits your head? Great!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Olalalala..... thats amazing....i couldn`t blink my eyes for few mins n my mouth is still open.. lol

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 28, 2006:
WOW....it;s a scary yet amazing shot...

A visitor from Spain posted Fri February 24, 2006:
Wow!!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed February 22, 2006:
What an amazing pic. Beach and Plane--what's not to LOVE

A visitor from United States posted Thu February 16, 2006:
Just look at the subject matter!! Enough said.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed February 15, 2006:
Superb shot, the perspective with the foreground and backdrop brilliantly illustrates the feeling of how this plane was

A visitor from Israel posted Sat February 11, 2006:
No ILS? If there's any runway in the world that desperately needs an ILS, it's this one!
-Yair

A visitor from United States posted Thu February 9, 2006:
Fantastic!!!, where is this beach? And can anybody receonmend where is best to view these planes coming into land?
Would love to spend a day on this beach getting a tan and watching these planes soar over your head!

A visitor from Norway posted Wed February 8, 2006:
This is a verry good picture!!! you have taken a clare picture with good details!! good!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun February 5, 2006:
Best picture ever!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon January 30, 2006:
Wow?!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri January 20, 2006:
Wow.
Really captures the size comparision compared to the people on the beach!

A visitor from Canada posted Mon January 16, 2006:
Great picture! I have been to St. Maarten 4 times and am still thrilled to watch the planes. It is quite a feeling to be on the beach as one flies overhead. I have also seen people thrown into the water when a plane takes off--you have to be careful. I am going back to the island next month--will return to the beach since I stay at Maho resort--it is a blast!!

A visitor from Malaysia posted Fri January 13, 2006:
I was in St Maarten in March of 2001 flying the R44 Police helicopter N644PD. I stood on the road underneath a landing 747 1 day, and must say, I felt as if I could touch the plane, and was a bit nervous. But it is higher than it appears. I forgot the website, but the sunset bar, near to where this photo was taken has a web cam that allows you to watch it live everyday. The 747 comes in between 4 and 6 pm every day. and it is an awesome sight to see. Also some fun is when the 74 takes off, you can stand at the end of the runway, and the jet blast is SO strong you have to hold the airport fence to stay put! I know, I tried! Cliff

A visitor from United States posted Wed January 11, 2006:
I have a similiar photo of another Air France 747 making this approach (although slightly higher of the ground). When I show that photo to people they refuse to believe it's the real deal and think it's a doctored photo. I then show them some other shot's of other aircraft landing there at Phillipsburg, St. Maarten. But I must admit, sometimes I wondered the same thing until I spoke to folks that have visited the island. If I ever get to visit, I'm going to this spot and hopefully it will be downwind when I'm there !!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Although this is a concerning photo, those on the ground are seeing a landing that not many get to see. I wish I was there.

A visitor from United States posted Sun December 25, 2005:
I'm amazed I've never seen anything like this, ever. Kudos to you for the shot, are rare find indeed.

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 16, 2005:
Wow

A visitor from Norway posted Sun December 11, 2005:
This is a place that should keep pilots on their
toes; especially the 747's from Europe. The runway
is too short for a 747 takeoff for Europe; they
have to go for a refuel somewhere in the vicinity.

A visitor from United States posted Sun December 4, 2005:
The extremely low approach this aircraft is making, literally almost on top of the people on the beach, makes it exciting and scary at the same time. If the pilots aren't really, really good, you could have the making of a real catastrophe. I personally would find somewhere else to swim or get a suntan!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 26, 2005:
An EXCELLANT Photograph. I would love to go and wtch some other planes land here!!

A visitor from Canada posted Fri November 25, 2005:
Great shot
thanks

A visitor from Iceland posted Sun November 20, 2005:
Scary!

A visitor from Japan posted Sat November 19, 2005:
I wonder if the PAR Controller says "Over nude beach" "over approach lights on course on glidepath"

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 10, 2005:
Because its very close to the ground

A visitor from Germany posted Wed November 9, 2005:
The Boeing is terrifying low - a great shot of "Air Fence" ;-)

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 7, 2005:
I think I would be lying flat on the beach, trying to avoid the landing gear.

A visitor from Finland posted Thu November 3, 2005:
Just amazing to see it so close to end of the runway

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 27, 2005:
The closeness between whats in the air where is the ground.

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri October 21, 2005:
It's an amazing scenario it looks like a huge animal coming out of the water

A visitor from Canada posted Tue October 11, 2005:
What the HECK is wrong with this airport?


http://www.airliners.net/open.file/211543/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/027599/M/
And there's a third somewhere else on the site ...

As said by myself before, a great place to go if you like nude beaches and getting detailed looks at aircraft. Feel sorry for any passenger spotting that guy in the thong. Or maybe he's wearing nothing.

But great photography on the part of the photgrapher!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed October 5, 2005:
What an amazing place to go. Great Photo

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 1, 2005:
What a rush to be so close to something that big whizzing past. a bit of wind or wind sheer would be a disaster as it is so low to the beach, fence and such. Wind change off the ocean. I was on an aircraft carrier and know about fast planes at close quarters.

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 28, 2005:
The background and foreground are equally viewable. it makes me wonder how many landings he watched before catching the lighting as it is. i would like to see this scene with the sun directly overhead.

A visitor from United States posted Sat September 24, 2005:
Beyond cool!!!

A visitor from Mexico posted Sat September 24, 2005:
Breath taking! I gotta go there!

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 21, 2005:
Its just a really great photo its at least tweenty feet above the ground

A visitor from Germany posted Sat September 10, 2005:
Wow... never seen a plane flying so low...

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 7, 2005:
Almost a sandy landing. that would be loud 4 jet engines right above you.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat August 20, 2005:
It is just surreal to see people swim just under the plane. well captured and sharp too.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu November 25, 2004:
I find this photo is excellent, because not many people get great shots like this one, and i find it amazing that planes land so low at this island. i already booked a ticket to go and see it for myself, it's a one in million airports like this. the shot is just perfect and it has so much more to say about it.

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