Aviation Photo #0956680 Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander - WinAir

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Jumpseating on one of the best approaches in the world. Lining up for runway 9 at SXM.
737   England, United Kingdom
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    James Rowson
    WinAir
    Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
    Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander/Defender
    Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander/Defender
    Britten-Norman
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    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
    St. Maarten
    October 19, 2005
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Comments (34)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Woow....st maarten from this perspective is stunning...wat a beau..
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great to see this well known approach from another view than normal.

Thanks, James!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow. This capture gives an awesome view of how close the piano keys are to the beach. Very welcome addition to the many shots taken from the ground.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice one Jimbo! I remember that landing very well!!! You deserve this top of day and im glad that your pic gets the recognition it deserves! Nice work!!!

Chris
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellent... I can realize the outside (beach) view. Only 50ft. above the ground...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice to see this wonderful airport from the captains point of view.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Surely SXM is the best LOW approach in the world!!!!with beaches and palms...what better???even LAX is not so awesome...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice!! What a beautiful view.
The runway is closer to the sea than I thought, that's brilliant...for Spotters.

B7Sté7
Anonymous
12 years ago
It is a very nice place,wiht a wonderfull whetther.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I Wish I could be on that beach !!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great Photo! Know is my background. Love how you took it when you got close and shoed the whole thing. Great photo!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love this airfield IN NETHERLANDS
Anonymous
12 years ago
It´s the best beach i have ever seen!! Planes above only a few feets over your head, beautiful!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great new perspective on the approach into Sint Maarten!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love photos from St. Maarten!
Thanks James
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice change to be able to see the beach from the plane rather than the plane from the beach.... Great shot!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
My dear friend that is not the jumpseat... that's the FO's seat but great shot nonetheless
Anonymous
12 years ago
Love seeing shots from the smaller planes at the big ports.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Spectacular! A new angle for this wonderful approach.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I am soooo envious of you! Great shot, great location....
You get an A+ my friend!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It makes u feel like your there.i knew where i was before even looking at the title. for those of u who dont fly or get to sit up front thats what u see.
Anonymous
12 years ago
So this is what it looks like to the pilots' eyes, great photo!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Its always fun to see the airliner approach for landing. great photo !-Amurt
Anonymous
12 years ago
"that's the FO's seat." There isn't an FO on an Islander, is there? If you're lucky enough you get to sit up front. There looks just enough runway to get an Islander in, but imagine this view from the front seat of a Jumbo...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Brings back old memories, after having flown this type A/C so many times into Helgoland/Germany and into the North sea Islands of Germany and the Netherlands
Anonymous
12 years ago
Awesome picture!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love photos taken on final, specially by the sea.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice approach - good feeling on a much lighter aircraft - especially in windy conditions. I hear the engines stabilizing the Norman.
Anonymous
12 years ago
With the airport that close to the beach, I now understand why there are so many low approaches over the beach.
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's an obscure aircraft with a nice looking approach into an area I'd rather be flying into. I'm a pilot in the Northern U.S. and the snow is a flyin'.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I really wanted to see this photot from this angle!! Thanks!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Awesome perspective! Check out that AF heavy on the ramp :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Full Stars!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great detail and very sharp.

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