Aug 18, 2008

Maho Beach And Its Low Flying Planes.

Maho Beach And Its Low Flying Planes.

Maho Beach is known worldwide because of Princess Juliana International Airport that is situated adjacent to the beach. The Princess Juliana airport (the second busiest airport in the Eastern Caribbean) has a short runway - at only 2,180 meters which barely long enough for heavy jets to land. And hence the incoming airplanes approach the island on short final for Runway 09 and have to fly extremely low, resulting in very low altitudes on their final approach over the beach and passing only 10-20 meters (30-60 ft.) over relaxing tourists on the Maho Beach. And the low flying airplanes include large passenger airliners such as the Boeing 747, which in turn made the location very popular with plane spotters. And a matter of fact, when an airplane takes off from the runway 09, people standing on the beach can feel the pressure created by the jet and even can observe it on the water. It is one of the few places in the world as of 2008 where one can view aircrafts in their flight path virtually just outside the end of the runway. Perhaps, where in the world would planes really land that close to sunbathers on a beach? It looks like the planes are landing right on top of the sunbathers on a beach and yes its true the airplanes really do come in that close to the beach. Many would say that its work of Photoshop, but these are real. Numerous photos of planes landing at Princess Juliana airport are available on airliners.net. And the airport does exist and if still you think otherwise, then perhaps you can have a vacation there and see it for yourself.

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Video of a Boeing 747 Landing:

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