Aviation Photo #0686219 Boeing 747-406 - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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How low can you get! Simply amazing and breathtaking to watch. It's all over in a second but the photograph and memory's will last for ever. SXM is simply the most amazing place I have visited, I would recommend it to all. Special thanks to Derek P for his help [Canon EOS 20D]
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    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
    St. Maarten
    September 2004
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Photo Added: October 08, 2004

Comments (48)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Doesn't get any better than this!
Anonymous
12 years ago
This photo really shows how close you can get at St. Maarten. It really is an incredible photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
How beautiful. Couldn't be better! If I brought my mother here, she would have screamed louder than the 747!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This looks like so much fun. I want to do that some day. This has got to be the best place to plane watch...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ive always liked watching landing planes when they are so close to me
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent camera work. This is the best shot of this beach I've seen.
Anybody renting earplugs on this beach?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent quality.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great action, nice light fall all over the picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbelievable, im visiting there just to see the planes fly over me, im going to that exact beach
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
All I can say on this one is WOW !!!! I wonder is there wake turbulance?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Whis is one of the most spectaular photos i have ever seen. what gets me is that the people are just standing there and it makes me laugh because it looks like the tires are going to smash their faces in. i am also amazed at how big the plane is in this photo; if i was there i would be scared out of my life.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absoloutley breathtaking! To see this aircraft so close in flight is unforgettable!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great perspective!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The photo is vivid and captured all the texture of the plane. The sheer closeness of the plane gives this photo a unique feel and touch.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent view! good close up!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply great picture! scary though to think, your sitting on a beach resting trying to get away from all the noise and pesky things like that and then all the sudden, a boeing 747 flies 20 ft above your face. not the place i want to be.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is simply theee great shot!!! it just makes me feel reeeealy like being there sooo close!!! ok, seriously i particularly like composition or framing of the shot. compliments to author!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is what I call a Happening and the photo is shot on it's peak.
Anonymous
10 years ago
And I can't even take pictures of my kids without blurr. Amazing shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the great things about traveling is seeing the unknown.i would put this right up there with sea plane landings in alaska,i really enjoy your site. thank you
Anonymous
10 years ago
Classic view, must be noisy for people though!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is beautifull
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just like an enormous bug hovering overhead...I wonder if the guys down below saw the faces of the passengers up above?
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like the contrast between the huge plane and the beach
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow,wow thats really low, and nice to see
especially the moving parts
Anonymous
9 years ago
It´s very low... great to see the extended flaps so close!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Truly amazing staff
Anonymous
9 years ago
Super sweet photo! This is the beach that will blow your socks off!
Anonymous
9 years ago
A dream...
Anonymous
9 years ago
This truely shows the size of the queen of the sky!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing, expectacular view.. lying in the beach watching the planes to leave and arrive.. nice.. I'll visit this place someday.
Anonymous
8 years ago
People are very close to the aircraft in landing way as I can imagine , generally speaking this is not possible because of the very hard noise and danger.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The best ever I seen
Anonymous
8 years ago
The ultimate "KODAK moment!"
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's "doo-doo in your pants" as a 747 jumbo jet passes extremely low over a beach full of beach-goers. Wow, this is a spectacular shot.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ultra impressive :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
A plane spotter's heaven!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great view of the undercarriage
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
6 years ago
That 747 is still painted in the KLM Asia livery...
Its "City of Alberta"...
Anonymous
6 years ago
This shot takes courage.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Men ;) (Isabela)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Not asia livery and this is klm first 744 the Atlanta.Breathtaking pic like it.

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