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F-OGXB (cn 303) 10 feet lower and the guy would have kissed the pilot ;-)
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A visitor from - posted Wed July 18, 2012:
Great picture

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 2, 2009:
3 feet lower and the pilot would have kissed the ground, hard.

A visitor from Norway posted Tue June 23, 2009:
Very cool i like it

A visitor from Philippines posted Mon December 22, 2008:
That Guy has balls!

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue November 25, 2008:
Nice pic. The place is just like that: direct from the beach to the runway.
The other side is almost the same: Hill, runway, sea (approach slow, touch early, break hard; otherwise, splash!). An airport only for experts.
Best of all: no fences - and, please, keep it that way; I strongly disagree with sugestions for fences!

A visitor from Antigua And Barbuda posted Tue July 15, 2008:
Travelled on these planes between Guernsey & Jersey for years. Little Joey is what we call them and they are brilliant! Noisy but usual;ly flown by Biggles! e UK planes and loved by the Channel Islanders and Scottish Islands where they are still used also I think. One landed on a Jersey beach in an emergency once - safely! No bathers upset!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed June 11, 2008:
How irresponsible to fly a propelar aircraft that close to people. If you go to the website below you'll see that the airport os not fenced of and seems to be a very dangerous airport to take off or land at. Crazy!. http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://blogs.herald.com/photos/uncategorized/plane_land_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2007/01/for_those_of_yo.html&h=1066&w=800&sz=653&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=rsEXSIuynJ2vpM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=113&prev=/images%3Fq%3DSt.%2BBarthelemy%2B%2Bairport%26imgsz%3Dxxlarge%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 17, 2008:
I like how every body is looking at the plane except for the guy under it

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 4, 2008:
I'd like to restate my last comment. That is a very superb (and scary shot). Looks pretty dangerously close to the ground. Probably not more than about 5 meters. He could have hit those people on the beach if he had been unlucky enough.

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 31, 2008:
That plane is so low you could reach out and touch it without standing up!!!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 31, 2008:
That plane is LOW!!!! If it had gotten any lower, it would have touched down right on the beach. Definitely awesome shot.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Great placement of aircraft and background. Now this is flying!

A visitor from United States posted Fri June 29, 2007:
This looks so much better than Juliana! If only there were jets...

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat March 3, 2007:
Pretty perfect

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 4, 2006:

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 1, 2006:
I just have one thing to say for beach goers there... DUCK!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue June 13, 2006:
Having landed here several times, this really captures in a calm/westerly wind at SBH. Here you approach from the sea and not over the hill. Once commited no go around! Also an BN-2 would be flying at some 50-55 kts, so a well shot photo!

A visitor from United States posted Wed June 7, 2006:
That had to have been scary for the guy lying under the plane.

A visitor from Canada posted Sun June 4, 2006:
Nice pic. That looks extremely dangerous. At least SXM has a fence.

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 21, 2006:
Cool , I live a couple of miles away from that island , i should visit that beach someday!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue May 16, 2006:
This plane probably came from SXM.

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 16, 2006:
Why should they put up a fence there ???

Some gears would tear it down before the paint was dry ;)

Btw, excellent shot !!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 14, 2006:
This is an incredibly rare landing for SBH. Either a bizzare wind or downwind training. The most beautiful airport in the world!

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Sat May 13, 2006:
Please, no more funny loonie minded folks. Time for a fence!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 13, 2006:
WOW but should they really have the runway open????

A visitor from Finland posted Sat May 13, 2006:
Eeek! Crazy guy!

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 13, 2006:
Man i need to get out there.... lol nice pic

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 13, 2006:
The guy is not really under the aircraft,Five Stars!for timing and angle.

A visitor from - posted Sat May 13, 2006:
I wish I was the guy under the plane... That's crazy... and maybe a little dangerous too, but that is still really cool.

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 12, 2006:
That's a low approach. It makes Maho Beach at SXM look like child's play.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Great picture, however I find the landing area very dangerous since it seems everyone can get onto the runway. Is it the case?

A visitor from Chile posted Fri May 12, 2006:
The only thng this approach needs to completely beat Maho Beach are some A340s or a few 747s........That would be literally mind blowing.

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Wow, that guy laying down is crazy. I wonder if anyone has ever been hit by a plane there. Sweet pic..

A visitor from Germany posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Yes, it surprised me too that there is no fence...

A visitor from Germany posted Fri May 12, 2006:
If he likes praying at the beach and does not mind the one or the other sandcorn in his eyes.
Its perfectly safe under a BN landing shortfield.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri May 12, 2006:
That is one awesome photo. I know another reason why the guy is lying down......so you can't see the brown patch on the back of his shorts!!!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Fantastic photo! Really captures the moment. To the yank who said they should put a fence - how would the planes land if there was a fence?

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Wow they should put a fence or something similar. Especially for the kids, looks like they can go on the runway too!

A visitor from Canada posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Wow, an approach like this beats Maho Beach any day!!

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