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More: KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
More: Boeing 747-406
More: Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM)
More: St. Maarten, July 2, 2006
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PH-BFG / FG-003 (cn 24517/782) This 747 took one extremely low pass over the Maho Bay before touching down before the piano keys on runway 09. Scary stuff!
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A visitor from - posted Thu February 9, 2012:
Ooooooh !

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed November 2, 2011:
Wow

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon October 24, 2011:
Just Incredible!

A visitor from - posted Sun June 5, 2011:
This is one of the best photos I've seen from SXM. I would surely like to go there sometime and see something like this "in person" :). Thumbs up!

A visitor from - posted Fri May 27, 2011:
Anyway, It's happens! Nice Picture! doublec MW

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 28, 2011:
DANG! :D I need to go hang at that beach!

A visitor from United States posted Wed February 16, 2011:
Those KLM guys are nuts!

A visitor from United States posted Tue September 14, 2010:
Dont think he made it past the displaced threshold,, if he did then, very nicely done

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 10, 2010:
The landing speed of the 747 is much greater than 100 knots. It varries greatly due to weight of the aircraft on final approach. Anywhere from 130-160 knots is normal.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 22, 2010:
Good

A visitor from - posted Thu May 13, 2010:
The aircraft should touch down on the landing strip after the starting point of runway . great pic

A visitor from - posted Sat February 6, 2010:
Must of got hit by a downdraft.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun January 3, 2010:
How cloce it is to thebeach and the detail on the plane is excellent its a experience you would never forget.

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 30, 2009:
Classic st maarten. KLM stands for Know that im Low Man!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue December 8, 2009:
In our gliding club landing in front of the threshold costs one box of beer. ;)

A visitor from India posted Tue November 17, 2009:
Someones gonna get yelled at!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue October 27, 2009:
747 stars! A once-in-your-career approach!

A visitor from United States posted Mon June 22, 2009:
It's so weird to see a huge aircraft on just a few wheals, almost like tip toes. Great photo!

A visitor from India posted Mon May 18, 2009:
Aren't u supposed to touch down after the threshold

A visitor from Canada posted Mon May 11, 2009:
Big bum

A visitor from - posted Sat April 11, 2009:
Outstanding Photo

A visitor from - posted Mon April 6, 2009:
A W E S O M E
S H O T !

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Fri March 20, 2009:
The guys on the beach are being hit with sand after that low approach.

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 5, 2009:
Wing flex, a little left rudder, and a super early touchdown probably mean he had a decent fight with the wind coming down. Great capture.

A visitor from - posted Thu January 15, 2009:
Simply Amazing!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri December 26, 2008:
Wow that is pretty much all I can say. The setting was perfect the quality was good and overall the pure mindblowing quality of the shot. you are one of the luckiest guys in the world and your shot definatly earned a 5 star rating from me.

A visitor from - posted Sat November 29, 2008:
Realy excellent shot!!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu August 14, 2008:
Great Picture. For the guy who said that it is going 100 knots on final, you need to check your facts, he is going 150-180 knots depending on the aircraft loading.

A visitor from - posted Sun May 4, 2008:
Hahahaha... those guys in the beach experienced a sandstorm! KLM 747 are just great... absoulutely nice shot. I hope i could go there in Maho so exciting and beautiful.

A visitor from Germany posted Mon April 7, 2008:
WOW- you got just the moment before touchdown -GREAT!! (England)

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 16, 2008:
They are probably doing about a 100 knots on final... that is 51 meters (168 feet) per second! Even at 80 kts its still 41 m/sec (135 ft/sec).
By the time the front wheels of that main gear only touch the tarmac he is on the "structually supported" part! Think about it, the whole weight ouf that plane does not plunge within a few meters onto the runway... great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 4, 2008:
Did you know there is another picture of this same aircraft picture. except,in the other photo, the plane is five feet back from where it is right now...

A visitor from United States posted Mon February 18, 2008:
Beautiful moment in time captured here.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri February 1, 2008:
I love the KLM 774's, I've flown in Foxtrot Golf about three times and it's such a lovely aircraft. I like the old KLM livery and I think it's the only plane in the old colours. Great picture, but a very dangerous landing!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Absolutely beautiful picture! Pity they can't fill in the bay at the other end of the runway, to provision for the A380. When you look at the Google Earth overview, you can see that actually this chap would be getting a black mark in the log book - for almost missing the runway and flying onto tarmac not structually supported. Nice pic though :)

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon October 29, 2007:
Luck Guy! At the right place, at the right time. Congratulations!

A visitor from United States posted Sun September 16, 2007:
Grips of skips

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 17, 2007:
Clearly shows impact of jetwash on hairless apes

A visitor from United States posted Thu August 16, 2007:
One of the most interesting photos on Airliners.net and worthy of more than 5 stars. I'd be willing to bet the pilot and co-pilot had to change uniforms after that landing.

A visitor from Singapore posted Thu July 26, 2007:
Check out that mini sand storm from the jet wash!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 13, 2007:
Cool picture showing this huge 747 and people around like ants. Good quality of the pic and good camera position to take it. 5 stars.

A visitor from Canada posted Sat June 16, 2007:
It's a great picture in action. We can imagine the sensation been above the fan on the shore.

A visitor from Australia posted Thu June 7, 2007:
Sharp! interesting, and worth viewing.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun April 29, 2007:
What a machine!!!!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed April 11, 2007:
Down to early but its a great pic!sad I wasnt there when it come into the runway like that!

A visitor from Philippines posted Mon April 2, 2007:
A 747 in old KLM colors! Truly a great picture!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 11, 2007:
THIS PICTURE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat February 24, 2007:
By the looks of it,i would absoulutly adore going to SXM. the planes going over the top are massive with a capital M

A visitor from Greece posted Sun February 11, 2007:
Great shot for a great bird.

A visitor from Germany posted Sun January 28, 2007:
Great shot ;)

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Fri January 26, 2007:
This is an exceptional shot!

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Wed January 3, 2007:
Super foto

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 30, 2006:
What a shot!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon December 18, 2006:
2 Reds/2 Whites???? I dont think so somehow.

A visitor from Italy posted Fri December 15, 2006:
How about that??? This is really something!!

A visitor from Poland posted Wed December 6, 2006:
Nice photo !! i want more

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue November 28, 2006:
Super! If it can i will give you 6 stars!!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 17, 2006:
Amazing shot! Great job capturing both the sand blast and the extra chop in the waves coming in toward the beach.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu November 2, 2006:
I don't know about praising the crew, as that was blatantly (and surely dangerously) short. I wonder if KLM flight crew management has taken a look at this and invited the crew in for a little chat??

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Wed November 1, 2006:
Massive landing

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 30, 2006:
It is a nice airplane.It has a nice background.It is a nice 747-406.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu October 12, 2006:
Great picture! Ilove the Princess Juliana Airport! =) The Boeing 747 rocks!!!

A visitor from Germany posted Mon October 9, 2006:
Very good picture. But I wonder if it isn't a little dangerous for the people on the beach to stand so close to the jetwash (although engines should be on idle at this state of landing, don't they?)

A visitor from Italy posted Sun September 17, 2006:
Just great man just great!!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun September 10, 2006:
This picture nearly made me wee myself!!! how amazing, its one of the best shots I have seen.
The sheer magnificance of the plane, and the fact it looks close enough to touch.
Its scary and fantastic at the same time, I know where I will be booking for my holidays next year!!!!

Nicki

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue August 22, 2006:
By gally, compleeetly nuts !!! I can't trust my eyes !!! Unbelieveble !

A visitor from Canada posted Mon August 21, 2006:
Great shot! to the capt: what happened to touching down at the 1000' markers?

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 14, 2006:
Nice photo. The beach people really help give the scale of the size of the plane.

A visitor from Norway posted Thu August 10, 2006:
Perfect picture!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue August 8, 2006:
Super!

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 8, 2006:
......some hairy pubic hair was frightened!!...

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sun August 6, 2006:
I just LOVE these close encounters at Princess Juliana, SXM. James has captured a fantastic picture of KLM's big bird on touchdown. How many brave A.netters would have stood on beach directly underneath this beauty? Personally it would be a bit too close for me, I think I would be standing to the side. Definitely a 5 star photo and I am adding it to my album. Thanks James. :-)

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Thu August 3, 2006:
Clapping for those people who can stay under this massive jet 747. they blew up with jet thrust and again they wanted to stay there.... perfect feeling

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 2, 2006:
I have so many thing i would like say about this picture. First, i love how the wing is flexing just before touch down. Also, if you look a little bit behind the aircraft you can see the people on the beach are getting a BIG SANSTORM by the massive engines as well as the surface of the ocean is getting a blast of its own. And finally, i can just stare at this aircraft all day; it is just so big.

Great Job

A visitor from Finland posted Sun July 30, 2006:
This HAS to be my next year's honeymoon destination!! Who says you need anything else but the approach sceneries ;)

A visitor from Canada posted Sat July 29, 2006:
OMG!! What an awesome pic. It is truly amazing the size of this mammoth!! It must have been amazing to see. I am speechless, I, I wish I was there. To bad there's only 5 stars, I could have given you 1000 stars. What a sight. Now, if only an A380 could do that in Maho Beach I would be going bonkers!! Now if you'll excuse me, I need to change my shorts.

Evan (12)
Winnipeg, Canada

A visitor from Germany posted Thu July 27, 2006:
Perfect angle, perfect approach, perfect situation... Amazing!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 25, 2006:
The best photo of St Martin

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue July 25, 2006:
Beautiful shot!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue July 25, 2006:
Photos like this should win awards.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon July 24, 2006:
Fab shot@

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 24, 2006:
I have always enjoyed a little bit of jet wash while enjoying a few cold ones at the beach.

What a view!

A visitor from France posted Mon July 24, 2006:
It's simply amazing to see the Jumbo in action so close to people ,moreover in one of its best perspective and with a blue harmony between the KLM livery and the sea and...well 5 stars!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon July 24, 2006:
Superb!!!!! Best shot ever.

A visitor from Canada posted Sun July 23, 2006:
Beautiful perspective!

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 22, 2006:
Nice shot just about to touchdown on flareheight

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 22, 2006:
Amazing, you can really see the scale of the cars and people contrasting with the plane.

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 22, 2006:
The photo shows it all, the people the homes that surround the airport, and the beach and water. and most of all the the plane the plane. what a great photo. it shows all the detail. louie

A visitor from Germany posted Sat July 22, 2006:
I measured the distance from the fence to the touchdown point with Google Earth: 40 meters only!!

A visitor from Dominican Republic posted Sat July 22, 2006:
10 Stars!

A visitor from Singapore posted Sat July 22, 2006:
OMG, beautiful picture!

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 22, 2006:
A quick peek at SXM on Google Earth gives some idea of just how abnormal this landing is. As my 4 year old would say, "busted!"

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Of all the SXM photos, this one really captures the essense of the beach and the airport.

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Le Clipper of the fence.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri July 21, 2006:
I'd love to be there at that precise moment!!
What a feeling to be at the fence under that giant passing so close!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Best of the best very low very thrilling. look at sand how how its blown away. very nice shot good job.

A visitor from Turkey posted Fri July 21, 2006:
St. Maarten never fails to amaze! It is so impressive and scary to see that just beyond the runway the sand is still blowing onto people standing at the beach. They are probably getting the whipping of their lives!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Great photo

A visitor from Canada posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Absolutley breath taking. Nothing like having sand shot up every orpherus in your body. Thats some serious exfoliation.

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri July 21, 2006:
What an early touch down! I bet the beachgoers were pretty shocked to say the least. Wonder what the pilot was thinking, perhaps he saw a pretty babe on the beach and wanted a closer look ;)

A visitor from Canada posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Wow! Awesome shot! Never seen a shot from this angle at Princess Juliana Airport! :)

A visitor from Austria posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Hello,

you just had another position to take a picture from this "too short" landing as posted here: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1078027/M/
But I guess you both shot the picture within the same second....

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Great Shot!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Great Landing!!1 Flight crew could not have landing any shorter without getting the tail wet.

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri July 21, 2006:
It even is blowing some sand to the water. Some fellows had to duck close to the fence. T.B.

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Imagine how the pilots felt!

A visitor from Canada posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Safe to say I'd be changing my shorts after that. Great capture.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Is there a better spotting point than the beach at SXM?

A visitor from Portugal posted Fri July 21, 2006:
This has to be the BEST picture I have ever seen!! Right place, right time, great work!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 21, 2006:
Way too cool!!

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri July 21, 2006:
5*! Have a look at the sand!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 21, 2006:
That pilot certainly gave them the show they came to see.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Great capture from another angle! Now that's massive!

A visitor from Belgium posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Great picture for a great landing: funny to see how the sand is blown! Itmust be very impressive...
Is there a policeman who stopped the traffic while the plane was landing? Or are those cars just parked?

A visitor from Estonia posted Thu July 20, 2006:
WOW!!! I bet that was one low approach over the Beach!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu July 20, 2006:
TNCM is heaven for flightspotters and hell for people who are trying to keep their mouths free from a ton of sand:P

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 20, 2006:
James: Congrats on a works of art photo. Did you and Chris realize that you too had taken part in this event but from a different angle? I hope that everyone is o.k. I'm surprised that the heavy made it throgh this soft overun area. Thank you so much for sharing BRO. MCY

A visitor from France posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Excellent picture, crazy landing...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu July 20, 2006:
I know anonymity is one of the great advantages of a.net and other web forums, but I am sure if anyone knows who the crew were on this sector, they would be mightily happy to receive copies of these pics !

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 20, 2006:
I've been there for a 747 landing at its normal touchdown point and it feels like its going to hit you, I can't imagine what those people hugging the fence at the far end of the photo must have felt!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Amazing stuff

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 20, 2006:
The Captain was probably retiring in a week and knew that it took the screeners 2 weeks to get a picture put up so he thought he would put on a show.

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Good to have to angels out of the same situation, lycky that you got this special evnt, hope it is unusual.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Fantastic Stuff!!

Lee

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Hmmm...it's deja vu all over again. Nice to see this shot in contrast to the other photo.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Good shot. Look at the sand and the water being stirred up by the jetwash.
To see this extremely low pass from another angle, see this one!

A visitor from South Africa posted Thu July 20, 2006:
Amazing to see the sand that it blows up, and the reaction of the people. Must be the only beach in the world where "wind in your hair" has a meaning entirely of its own.

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