Aviation Photo #2545663 Airbus A340-313 - Air France

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When years of day dreaming about Maho Beach turn into reality...AFR498 from CDG coming in low over the beach giving a good show to the crowd on a usual hot day in paradise...
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    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
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    October 2014
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7 years ago
Who put the stones on the beach?
7 years ago
Those tan lines are gonna hurt for awhile!
7 years ago
Those are not tan lines...it is from the watermark in the photo...

Anyway, great shot - once again shows how low the airplanes pass over the beach. Also wondering about the rocks...what purpose do they serve? Pity that the beach is now smaller because of them.
7 years ago
Funny how so much sand has been swept away over course of many years.
7 years ago
Hey guys..a few answers to your questions:

1- That girl is my wife...she forgot to wear sunscreen when we went on a hike the day before and got really bad sunburns,please remember to always wear sunscreen!

2-These rocks are the foundations of the beach, Hurricane Gonzalo passed SXM the day before and swept all the sand away back to the beach, a few days later when we left the beach was almost completely back and these rocks were almost unnoticeable.

7 years ago
Nice capture but Maho beach with tourists in bath clothes again, again and again.....
7 years ago
The sand is gone not because of the planes but the swell. this plane has registration f-glzo and according to records serviced sxm october 15&16. that's 2 days after hurricane gonzalo heavily damaged the island. the sand has been artificially brought back since then, like every year.
7 years ago
Great Photo! To the poster asking why the the rocks are there, they are intended to prevent complete erosion of the beach. They were probably under the sand for years.

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