Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Chris Starnes
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 747-406
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    26372
    969
    PH-BFN
    FN-005
    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
    St. Maarten
    July 2, 2005
  • 451

Photo Details

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#0892964
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317,336
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August 04, 2005
Caption
PH-BFN KLM 785 from Amsterdam crosses Maho Beach just prior to its Saturday afternoon arrival at SXM.
Width
1024px
Height
758px

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Comments (44)

Anonymous
10 years ago
The photographer was able to catch the
entire scene that takes place when a
widebody comes into land @ smx.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Because the site of this landing KLM 747-406 is captured really well.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Almost surreal image, a quiet tropical beach and er, 250 tons of metal hovering over their heads.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Any pic of a heavy on short final into SXM makes for a great photo, especially when the A/C is a giant B747 400. A truely wonderful place for plane spotters.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have been there myself and you can only get that angle if you are standing in a limited amount of hotelrooms and the pressure get high when a heavy is about to land. So to actually make the shot is another thing altogether.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks as if the landing gear is invisible!
Anonymous
10 years ago
An airplane above one of the most beautiful islands of this world ... there aren't words enough ...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best and cleanest photo of airplane I have ever seen. Place makes a salt into this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a great angle, altitud, clear and clean. I wish I could be there to take my own pictures.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot is fantastic, to see an aircraft as large as this soclose over the beach is awinspiring
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a phenominal pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look at the shadows on the ground, amazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The KLM plane is just above the ground. How i wish to watch it landing... nice picture, 'love it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is my favorite KLM pic. Awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Struth. what a shot. the sky blue of klm with that crystal water back drop. what county is this in? gotta get there, 2 of my fav hobbies, sun bathing and watching the mighty beast of the sky.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The beach, hot women and a 747 on final approach! Who could ask for anything more? Approach into SXM?
PRICELE$$! :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool angle but a little high on the approach?
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is in high quality and it's beautiful to see the sea, the people, the beach and the big 747 at 50 feet!
Anonymous
10 years ago
GREAT WIDE ANGLE PHOTO; WISH WE WERE THERE...
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a very good photo, wonderful, congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice plane, nice surroundings... But that's all!
Anonymous
10 years ago
KLM has some of the nicest 747 paint jobs, and yeah isn't that a little high?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Interesting to see an approach to SXM from this angle. It doesn't look so low from this angle as from on the beach.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love the KLM 744. It's been to long since we have seen on in MSP.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very clear action picture of one of the most exiting commercial planes in the air. also appears to be within handreach in this picture.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very nice! :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great place, Great plane. This is a wonderful shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, i would like live there
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice shotphoto give you 5star
Anonymous
9 years ago
There are thousands of shots similar to this but there's something so perfect about this one. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A perfect shot, a winner!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is one of the best St. Maarten photos!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow! 10/10 surely. The KLM colours reallly go with the beach surroundings! By the way im new to this aviation stuff so please and try and excuse me but can someone answer this question. Do only 747's land at SXM? Because all videos and pictures i've seen taken at SXM all have 747's. Thanks.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Incredible!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
My english is not so perfect, I only can say, absolutetly splendid
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great, unbelievable, just hard to believe, amazing
and breathtaking
Anonymous
6 years ago
Definitely superb angle... must fly for KLM, at the very least. Good place to land on... and take a vacation! :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
I like, how you can see the immense size of the aircraft. The aircraft is also perfectly positioned over the beach, and the aircraft itself is also beautiful.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful pic
Anonymous
5 years ago
The light and the shadow of kl youngest full pax744.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Plane's centered, clear photo, plane's shadow covers the road,the beach and the water - all in all a well taken photo.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Atleast this time the KLM jumbo is high enough on this short final! Keep it up!!!! doubleC Mw