Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
User avatar
william
Topic Author
Posts: 3361
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 1999 1:31 pm

Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:21 pm

YES!!! At last a webcam for Maho Beach.

http://mahobeachcam.com/
 
Sooner787
Posts: 2755
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:44 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:06 pm

Man, that's hard to look at when you're cooped up in an office   
 
kraz911
Posts: 191
Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 5:21 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:09 pm

Hello all,

Just clicked on the beach cam and I'll go out on a limb and say its a keeper. One warning though, be prepared to lower your volume. Unfortunately take offs can't be seen but definitely heard. I also appreciate their version of "channel 9".

Would recommend tuning in, at least for a break from the world...
 
jmdc861
Posts: 144
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:05 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:19 pm

This is just so totally cool! Thanks!

JMDC861
 
User avatar
United787
Posts: 2943
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 12:20 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:19 pm

Watch me land tomorrow afternoon on the UA flight from ORD...I will be the one looking at the window with a grin from ear to ear!  
 
Noise
Posts: 2470
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 1999 7:38 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:32 pm

Oh wow...

Love how you can hear everything
 
kraz911
Posts: 191
Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 5:21 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:35 pm

@United787,

Enjoy your flight. Much better than ORD ops on 24 FEB. !!
 
User avatar
TK787
Posts: 4602
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:50 pm

Awesome, I'd just get a beer and watch this for hours  
 
User avatar
spinkid
Posts: 1900
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2001 5:59 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:55 pm

I like how it moves to show arrivals and departures more clearly.

It even zoomed in!
 
jcwr56
Posts: 999
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:36 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:58 pm

Watching both AA and KL depart were well worth the wait.   

Who else wants that job?
 
kraz911
Posts: 191
Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 5:21 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:01 pm

Hello all,

The camera isn't in a locked position and not just the beach. Just watched an AA 757 launch and the camera kept it in focus to the right turn. A KLM 747 was up next.

@WILLIAM and the owners of the cam, Thank You...
 
User avatar
tjwgrr
Posts: 2525
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2000 4:09 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:02 pm

Awesome... it's even 'manned' to pan and zoom to capture departing and arriving A/C.
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
User avatar
Aeroflot777
Posts: 3212
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:19 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:04 pm

Quoting spinkid (Reply 8):

I like how it moves to show arrivals and departures more clearly.

It even zoomed in!

Quite a pleasant surprise.

Must mean that someone is sitting there and operating it the whole time to change positions and zoom, eh?
 
jcwr56
Posts: 999
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:36 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:06 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 12):
Must mean that someone is sitting there and operating it the whole time to change positions and zoom, eh?

And...if was smart would be on A.net reading these comments.  
 
kq747
Posts: 125
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:59 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:07 pm

This is awesome! Just saw KLM and Inselair depart. AF A340 is 9 min inbound. Wonder if the pan and zoom for arrivals?

[Edited 2016-02-26 10:08:23]
 
dtw9
Posts: 997
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:09 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:07 pm

Quoting kraz911 (Reply 2):
Unfortunately take offs can't be seen but definitely heard. I also appreciate their version of "channel 9".

They do show takeoffs. Just watched an AA757, KLM 747 and Insel MD-80 take off. They pan right down the runway
 
kraz911
Posts: 191
Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 5:21 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:19 pm

Hello all,

My apologies to my first post. At that time, I didn't know the viewing angle was movable and capable of zoom.
We now know what it can do to the right, haven't seen a left pan yet...
 
kq747
Posts: 125
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:59 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:32 pm

Cameraman doesn't seem to pan for arrivals...left or right
 
User avatar
william
Topic Author
Posts: 3361
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 1999 1:31 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:37 pm

The owner of the website operates a variety of cams at different ports where cruise ships frequent. Smart move on his or her part to include Maho Beach, and even include Flight Radar 24 to help locate traffic. You can click on the links on either side and get flight times for takeoffs and landings.
 
cokepopper
Posts: 518
Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 9:44 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:44 pm

Thanks a lot! Now I will never get anything done. lol
Anyone else see the KLM Co-Pilot waving to the camera as it zoomed in ?
Just waiting on AirFrance and then i'll stop for the day
Pretty cool thanks for sharing.
 
RTW00
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:16 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:55 pm

Great cam. Hope the person who manages it zooms and pans on arrival as well.
Just watched a Liat ATR took off with close up zoom...!

Great to watch with ATC volume on the cam and FlightRadar24....

[Edited 2016-02-26 10:56:10]
 
User avatar
fallap
Posts: 1025
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:36 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:17 pm

Meh, doesn't work....
Ex grease monkey buried head to toe inside an F-16M
Now studying Political Science
 
richierich
Moderator
Posts: 3631
Joined: Sat Nov 04, 2000 5:49 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:11 pm

O M G
This is ridiculous! What a great website! Obviously not as good as being there, but when you can't travel, this is fantastic!
Kudos to all who put this together. Seriously, I'm floored.
None shall pass!!!!
 
User avatar
BN727227Ultra
Posts: 703
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:15 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:22 pm

This is better than xHamster, lol.

1. When is AF dropping their A340s and what will replace them?

2. Is it just me, but is SXM ATC a little laid back? Lots of repetitions.

3. Has AA always been putting MadDogs into SXM ? Is this due to the rumour that all of the MD-80s will congregate in MIA ?
 
User avatar
smittythepirate
Posts: 203
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:08 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:51 pm

Quoting fallap (Reply 21):
Meh, doesn't work....

I had to disable ad block to get it to work.
www.jbweather.com
 
User avatar
william
Topic Author
Posts: 3361
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 1999 1:31 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:54 pm

Why is the AF340 using the runway to taxi to the end when the earlier UA 737 used the taxiway?
 
B747forever
Posts: 13861
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 9:50 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:55 pm

Ok, the AF A340 is departing now!
Work Hard, Fly Right
 
B747forever
Posts: 13861
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 9:50 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:58 pm

Quoting smittythepirate (Reply 24):
Quoting fallap (Reply 21):
Meh, doesn't work....

I had to disable ad block to get it to work.

Same here. Works fine now.


This is fantastic. Brings back great memories from my trip to SXM last month.
Work Hard, Fly Right
 
phatfarmlines
Posts: 1644
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2001 12:06 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:05 pm

Quoting william (Reply 25):
Why is the AF340 using the runway to taxi to the end when the earlier UA 737 used the taxiway?

The taxiway between the western general aviation terminal and the threshold of runway 10 isn't wide enough to accomodate the A340. The plane would at some point taxi into the grass or have a wingstrike with a GA plane parked at said terminal.
 
reality
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:01 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:10 pm

You can write to the Sunset Bar to acknowledge your appreciation and support:

http://sunsetsxm.com/index.php/contact-us

Seems like a hit already!
 
User avatar
VS4ever
Posts: 2584
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:03 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:12 pm

Quoting smittythepirate (Reply 24):
had to disable ad block to get it to work.

Thank you for that, it now works on Chrome whereas it didn't with the adblock, however it's a little disappointing as I almost had the answer to the eternal question of what IE10 was actually good for.

This is frankly AWESOME, now to coordinate my conference calls with the arrival and departure schedules and I will be a very happy man
  

This is one of those threads that should be bolted to the top of the thread list and remain there forever so everyone can find the link before bookmarking...  Smile

[Edited 2016-02-26 14:08:17]
That feeling when you sit at the end of a runway, brakes are released and the raw power takes over. Now that is a thing of beauty and it never gets old.
 
N415XJ
Posts: 890
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:04 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:16 pm

On the subject of webcams, my favorite is this one of Prague airport: http://slowtv.playtvak.cz/planespott...c=A150624_164934_planespotting_cat No sound on the webcam, but it has LiveATC and FR24 embedded right on the page. It's night in Prague now so you can't see much, but during the day it's a lot of fun to look at. Thanks, OP, for posting SXM's! I love that it has sound.
 
User avatar
MayaviaERJ190
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:10 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:25 pm

Wow! This is great!
I'll have to get high on SXM, ATC & FR24! What a cocktail!
Not only that, but the music that can be heard playing at the bar is awesome!
What a great find william! Thanks a lot!
Now someone get me some drinks!
My other plane is an A380.
 
Armodeen
Posts: 1272
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:17 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:08 pm

Alas I can't see the arriving aircraft (commuter props) as the camera is angled too low :/

Other than that it seems awesome!
 
kraz911
Posts: 191
Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 5:21 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:18 pm

Hello all,

Two little things I would add. Panning left to see the arrivals to rwy 10, and a small temperature indicator. 32 in Chicago currently. Might add that "Wish you were here" hook. The takeoffs toward the beach no worries with the zoom on that camera.

I've also seen many nice flight crews waving and no number ones yet, but it's early...
 
User avatar
william
Topic Author
Posts: 3361
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 1999 1:31 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:27 pm

Quoting kraz911 (Reply 34):
Hello all,

Two little things I would add. Panning left to see the arrivals to rwy 10, and a small temperature indicator. 32 in Chicago currently. Might add that "Wish you were here" hook. The takeoffs toward the beach no worries with the zoom on that camera.

I've also seen many nice flight crews waving and no number ones yet, but it's early...

The temperature gauge on the left above the PTZ ad...........Right now its 79 degrees.............nice.

Does it get foggy there? That would be interesting to watch.
 
kraz911
Posts: 191
Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 5:21 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:58 pm

Hello all,

Sorry again folks. I didn't scroll down and I never read instructions either growing up, LOL! I'll edit my little list to a left pan for the arrivals to RWY 10. 79 degrees on a beach versus 32 degrees in Chicago, let me think??

One day, we'll get back there again....
 
User avatar
fraspotter
Posts: 2266
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 8:12 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:31 pm

Great cam. On a related note does anyone have any links for other airport webcams that are worth checking out? PHL had a decent one about 10 or 12 years ago but I'm sure it's no longer around.
"The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee."

— Gunter's Second Law of Air Travel
 
User avatar
VS4ever
Posts: 2584
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:03 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:46 pm

Quoting fraspotter (Reply 37):
On a related note does anyone have any links for other airport webcams that are worth checking out?

Here's one I just found for LAX

http://www.cargolaw.com/lax_webcam.html
That feeling when you sit at the end of a runway, brakes are released and the raw power takes over. Now that is a thing of beauty and it never gets old.
 
EK345
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:12 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:47 pm

BEST post ever on this forum! Thank you!!! 
"and miles to go before I sleep..."
 
User avatar
vatveng
Posts: 1260
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:49 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:14 am

So many - like dozens - of 3rd party sites running scripts (mostly ads and web trackers) that are blocked by my company's filters. I probably just set off a hundred alarms in my IT department just clicking on it. Guess I can only watch it at home or on my phone.
 
User avatar
777Jet
Posts: 6987
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:29 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:45 am

Just awesome...

Quoting EK345 (Reply 39):
BEST post ever on this forum! Thank you!!!

  
DC10-10/30,MD82/88/90, 717,727,732/3/4/5/7/8/9ER,742/4,752/3,763/ER,772/E/L/3/W,788/9, 306,320,321,332/3,346,359,388
 
User avatar
135mech
Posts: 411
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:56 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:46 am

THANK YOU for that link!!!

Cheers,

135Mech
135Mech
 
User avatar
flyingturtle
Posts: 6013
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:39 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:37 am

Great! That it requires adblockers to be turned off is a big no-no though...

By the way... when a webcam delivers jpg images instead of a stream, I like to automatically download all the pictures using command line tools like watch and xxxx (get with a w in front). This way, I can discard the non-interesting pictures later in the evening...

...and a friend has once asked me to record a full set of webcam pictures from Iceland so she has complete proof of how crappy the weather was. Big grin

David

[Edited 2016-02-27 03:44:18]
Reading accident reports is what calms me down
 
WA707atMSP
Posts: 1941
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:16 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:10 pm

If AF ever flies the A380 into SXM, every ANet member will be glued to this web cam watching it arrive and depart.

The only improvement I could ask for would be for the web cam to zoom in on a few of the cute lady sunbathers on Maho Beach in between aircraft movements.

Seriously, the best web cam ever  
 
User avatar
smittythepirate
Posts: 203
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:08 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:42 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 43):
Great! That it requires adblockers to be turned off is a big no-no though...

Just disabled on that page. The adds for once are not too obnoxious, otherwise I would normally agree with you.

Looks like there will be plenty of action around 11am island time

[Edited 2016-02-27 05:43:58]
www.jbweather.com
 
jetwet1
Posts: 3274
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:42 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:43 pm

What a nice set up, certainly better than the old cameras which were more bar focused.

For those that don't know, the Sunset Bar is going through a major renovation, give it a year and in some ways sadly, you won't even recognize it, they are building massive new viewing deck/patio areas which sit out over the ocean, new bar and kitchen.

To me it loses a lot of it's charm, but there is always the Driftwood bar at the other end or one of the shacks at Mullet Bay.
 
SaabFA71
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:17 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:01 am

We just visited SXM last month! Loved every minute of it! Nothing better than sitting at the Sunset Bar with a cigar and mojito and spotting some planes. I'm ready to go back!
I used all of my sick days, so now I'm calling in dead.
 
User avatar
jetpixx
Posts: 890
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:22 pm

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:09 am

I visited SXM last May and it was unbelievable. Now, if I could only get someone to bring me Amstel Bright from the Sunset Beach Bar...
ABE, BIL, BOS, BUF, BWI, CAE, CAK, CHS, CLE, CLT, CVG, DAY, DFW, DTW, EWR, FLL, GSO, IAD, IAH, IND, ISP, JAX, JFK, LAS, LAX, LGA, MDW, MEM, MHT, MIA, MKE, MLB, MSO, MSP, OMA, ORD, PBI, PHL, PIT, PVD, RDU, SEA, SFO, SLC, SJU, STL, SYR, TLH, TMB, TUL, YVR
 
mtnwest1979
Posts: 2211
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:23 am

RE: Maho Beach Has A Webcam!

Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:39 am

Just watched it for second now, at 0137 SXM time, and nice to hear the sound of the waves hitting the beach!
Riddle: Which lasts longer, a start-up airline or a start-up football league?

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos