Spotting at Sint Maarten

Well guys, sadly it’s over. My trip of a lifetime has been over (since midnight as a result of out 5 hour diversion to Boston from JFK). The trip to SXM is one I will never forget. An AvGeeks dream.
Please note: Quality of the photos was dropped because of exporting. I didn’t take the time to get them to my PC.

And, look out for registration PJ-WIP. I saw him about 15 separate times at the airport

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Unknown GA plane approach Maho Beach

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PJ-WIT, a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, approaches after a quick island hop.

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There he is (PJ-WIP). About to depart runway 10 for yet another flight! Also a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. The most popular plane we saw there.

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A Delta 757-200 approaches after a flight from JFK

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A KLM departs runway 26. View from my hotel room.

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Looking down runway 10, Maho Beach style

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A Pawa Airlines MD-83 lines up runway 10 for a flight to the Dominican Republic

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A Caribbean Airlines 737-800 lines up to depart

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This really nice executive jet really packed a punch on takeoff!

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PJ-WIP (!!) approaches runway 10 and almost hits a bird! View from the restaurant I was eating at.

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An American A319 arrives from CLT

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PJ-WIP (👍) goes over the heads of the tourists on the beach after a quick hop from Anguilla.

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An Air France A340 arrives from CDG, France 🇫🇷

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A Liat Airlines ATR-72 comes into land

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A Detla 757-200 lines up, about to depart for JFK

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An Air Caraibes 330 lands from CDG 🇫🇷

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An American Airlines A319 departs runway 26 from CLT. Even with a tailwind!

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Air France A340 lines up for a powerful departure.

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An Insel Air Fokker 50 makes a nice approach to Runway 10.

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A Copa ERJ-190 arrives. I’d never seen it before!

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A Delta 757-200 from JFK arrives.

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A St. Barths Commuter Cessna 208 arrives. One of many I saw.

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A JetBlue A320 arrives on its daily flight from JFK.

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A WesJet 737-700 arrives without going around! 😎😉

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A PC-12 arrives promoting the question? M-YFLY

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A Seaborne Saab 340 arrives

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A Nice TUI 787-8. Highlight of the trip.

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The Westjet 737 lines up for takeoff runway 10.

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The View of the TUI departure from my hotel. Buildings almost completely down the runway make it hard to see!

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😅

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The highlight of the trip, a Shorts 330!

If you want a different angle feel free to ask!
Camera: Canon Powershot SX60HS
Please ask permission to use the photos. Thanks!
Any questions about SXM and Maho Beach, feel free to ask.
Expect a first class review from the flight down, and a trip report from the way back!
Enjoy 😊

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Did you see any cargo aircraft?

What day were you at Maho? I was there yesterday and still on St Maarten.

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I have vids of the Delta 757 and Air France A340 blasting people down the beach. Very fun to watch.

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The Shorts 330 is Cargo, also
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That’s crazy. I went down to Maho at 10, but left at 11:00. I was onboard N699DL. Departing at 2:00…

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Amazing pictures! @Wattsup_jet, haven’t you been here before?

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You were on the Delta 757 to JFK around 2 yesterday? I got your departure on video. Let me upload. Lol

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Wow thanks! Were you on Maho Before. I was on Maho Saturday and Sunday (and half of Friday).
Small world

I would love to visit St. Martin

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You in this photo?

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Awesome photos! I’ll be heading there next year!

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Nah was just there yesterday afternoon.

Here you go!

Lining up:

Throttle up causing havoc on the beach:

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Were you in a red or black shirt?

Yes I have. My photos aren’t as good but I’ll upload them anyway.
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I had a grey shirt on I think. Was just using my phone to record.

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You?

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Thats HIM!! :) (Matches description)


Amazing Pictures! Did you get a chance to see “AmeriJet Cargo?” or Air Canada Rouge?

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Sadly, no. I wish though!

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Yes that’s me. Hahahahaha

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Wow, it’s a really small world!!

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