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Aircraft Taken at
More: KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
More: Boeing 747-406
More: Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM)
More: St. Maarten, June 26, 2003
Remark Photographer
PH-BFL / FL-004 (cn 25356/888)
More: Aric Thalman
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A visitor from - posted Thu April 18, 2013:
Apush

A visitor from - posted Tue April 16, 2013:
I guess people see planes flying so low every day in there...

A visitor from Hungary posted Mon November 29, 2010:
Great photo! Wouldn't wanna be too close to that plane :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 29, 2010:
I always wonder if the people on the beach at SXM can actually touch the wing of the landing plane?

A visitor from United States posted Fri October 8, 2010:
Incredible.

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 4, 2010:
So good

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed August 18, 2010:
The lima in her full glory.the light is just perfect

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue May 25, 2010:
Great shot

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon February 22, 2010:
Nice! i bet no hotel near that beach has a good of view of the water as those lucky passengers. i gave it 5 stars.

A visitor from France posted Wed January 27, 2010:
Nice landing!

A visitor from United States posted Sat August 1, 2009:
I like the apparent close proximity of the aircraft to the beach.

A visitor from Qatar posted Tue March 17, 2009:
Very impressive low level photograph and nice view photographer professionalism very evident

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 10, 2009:
I love this picture for two reasons: One, I was on the flight to St Maarten!! I was in awe on how close the final landing path was to the beach!! Two, I love flying KLM.....It was a one heck of a vacation...(Apr 2007)

A visitor from - posted Fri February 6, 2009:
Wonderfull

A visitor from Greece posted Sat June 7, 2008:
KLM's planes always seem so clean!!!! Plus: i think KLM's livery is one of the best in the world!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 28, 2007:
An excelent picture of KLM Boeing 747-406 landing at St. Maarten (Princess Juliana). The best I could get is KLM DC-9 taking off from Teesside Airport (Durham Tees Valley)in my home town in England which wouldn't be very exciting.

A visitor from Canada posted Tue November 6, 2007:
Looks like it was freshly painted.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat October 27, 2007:
It has the (correct) air of a daily life snapshot, allowing the viewer to decide if any detail makes it unusual or surreal.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon September 17, 2007:
I've been there-on thet beach, though I can't remember seeing a plane quite that low!
Sheba frin New Zeland

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri June 29, 2007:
Amazing!!!!!!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Tue April 24, 2007:
You almost feel as if you are there...and the plane seems so low, the contrast between the beachgoers and the landing plane is sensational!

A visitor from Germany posted Sat April 7, 2007:
How does it feel to feel ???

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 26, 2007:
Gives an idea of the size of the big plane

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon February 12, 2007:
Beautifull Plane, beautifull colors, beautiful photo

A visitor from Ireland posted Mon January 29, 2007:
Very sharp.

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Sat December 23, 2006:
Nice :-)))

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 23, 2006:
I feel the power behind this shot! To be the one person standing on the beach as you hear deep rumbling of the engines hover over you and to feel the rumble at your feet simulatenoously has to be remarkable. What a breath taking capture, thank you.

A visitor from Panama posted Sun November 26, 2006:
Excelent Pic, All the people around just give an idea of how huge this techonology monster is

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 25, 2006:
Oh my god!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed October 4, 2006:
I love the colors of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue August 8, 2006:
When looking out of the window you see the fun you will have after a save landing!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat August 5, 2006:
A better photo is not possible, The (new) KLM livery is beautiful

A visitor from Canada posted Mon July 31, 2006:
The klm jetliner looks so graceful as it passes over the shoreline. adding to the intensity of the picture are the people staring upward as the aircraft passes overhead. if only we could add sound to the picture. the aircraft, the people and the water make for a lovely picture. I want this picture hanging in my home. five stars for eric thalman. arthur hillen, british columbia, canada.

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Sun July 30, 2006:
Woow very nice capture, beautiful approach and sea side.

A visitor from India posted Sat July 29, 2006:
Too good

A visitor from Germany posted Wed July 26, 2006:
I`d like to see this in real...wow...must be a dream to see and make photos like this one !

A visitor from Belgium posted Mon July 17, 2006:
The colour sitution of the plane and the background is excellent.

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 26, 2006:
Having been at that same location I know how difficult it is just being at the right spot the right time, for the RIGHT plane and on top of all that excellent timiing and lighting. KUDOS!

A visitor from Canada posted Tue February 14, 2006:
A very crystal clear picture. Nice work. The colour of the plane, the beach and water make it a nice mix.

These pilots must be real experts to be landing in places like these, especially when you have a crowded beach full of people and to fly so low.

Awesome pic.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Beautiful picture of this KLM 747, the one we flew with to Curaçao the April 30, 2004.

A visitor from India posted Mon December 26, 2005:
That's klm for u guys!!The oldest, the best and the worthiest of all!!!! Cheers to klm and its worldwide service

rgds
lalit aditya
India

A visitor from United States posted Sun December 18, 2005:
Beautiful picture

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 17, 2005:
Look in the bottom left hand corner. there is a sign that probally says low landing planes and to caution jet blast!!!

A visitor from Norway posted Tue December 13, 2005:
This picture is soo cool

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 1, 2005:
This is so close!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed November 23, 2005:
Timing, clarity, frozen in time just perfect ...

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu November 10, 2005:
The picture is really shocking and strikes one's mind!One may only imagine being there on the beach expressing the mix feelings of excitement, curiosity and fear!!! Nice job!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 8, 2005:
The colour of the water, the skies, and the plane all tie in together and make this a fantastic photograph.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat October 29, 2005:
Great shot

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri October 28, 2005:

This picture should be the number 1 on A.net ! All SXM Pics are great, but the quality of this one is superb!

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon September 12, 2005:
Awesome photo!!!!!!!!

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