Moho Beach, St. Maarten, N.A.

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Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the country of Sint Maarten. It is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach.

Arriving aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of runway 10 due to the short runway length of 2,180 metres/7,152 ft, resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at minimal altitude.

Due to the unique proximity of low flying airliners, the location is very popular with plane spotters. This is one of the few places in the world where aircraft can be viewed in their flightpath just outside the end of the runway. Watching airliners pass over the beach is such a popular activity that daily arrivals and departures airline timetables are displayed on a board in most bars and restaurants on the beach, and the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill has a speaker on its outside deck that broadcasts the radio transmissions between pilots and the airport's control tower.

Source: wikipedia

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Comments (4)

c0l0gne1 on April 6, 2012

Oh, der berüchtigte Strand! Ich hätte da immer Angst, dass einer zu früh runterkommt;-) Sieht echt cooL aus!

Wim de Vries on April 6, 2012

Wollte ich unbedingt mal gesehen haben Gudrun, war schon interessant. Liebe Grüße, Wim

© Roland on April 6, 2012

Ist wohl so das Heftigste, was es derart gibt. Der Film belebt. Bei diesem hier sind die Starts auch nicht zu verachten...

LG, Roland

Wim de Vries on April 6, 2012

Hallo Roland, hätte auch gerne einen 747 landen sehen, die sind aber am nachmittag gelandet, da hatten wir schon ein Ausflug gebucht ;-)

Wünsche Euch schöne Ostertage!

LG, Wim

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