Spotting at SXM - Runway Side Edition

Hello folks!

Over the summer I took an amazing trip to SXM. I had the opportunity to spot not only at Maho beach, but by the runway as well! The little boutique hotel we stayed at had a spotting porch built to get a great view of the aircraft.

These photos aren’t great, but I wanted to share them with you anyway.

So without further ado, let’s get into it!

Airline: Caribbean Airlines
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Registration: 9Y-JMD

Airline: Winair
Aircraft: DHC-8 Twin Otter
Registration: PJ-WII

Airline: N/A
Aircraft: Embraer Legacy 600
Registration: N325SH

Airline: American Airlines
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Registration: N196AA

Airline: Winair
Aircraft: DHC-8 Twin Otter
Registration: PJ-WIQ

Airline: Liat
Aircraft: ATR-72-600
Registration: C2-LIH

Airline: Air Caraïbes
Aircraft: Airbus A330-200
Registration: F-OFDF

Airline: Delta Airlines
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Registration: N550NW

Airline: Air France (Joon)
Aircraft: Airbus A340-300
Registration: F-GLZP

Airline: N/A
Aircraft: Dassault Falcon 2000
Registration: PP-CFF

I hope you enjoyed! I’ll be back with more photos from the trip later.

Sorry that these aren’t the greatest, but I found them worth sharing.

Thanks, and have a great day/evening.



Incredible shots! Well done!


These are fantastic!


Great shots!
Maho Beach is very high on my bucket list. I’ll try and stay at this hotel you were talking about, sounds pretty neat!


Dude, I don’t know what your talking about!

They are amazing! Especially the Air Caraïbes A330 ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
And Joon A340♥️♥️♥️


Gorgeous shots, Will. 😍

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Just curious what camera?

And what hotel? Because I need to put in my request for the family vacation next year… 😂

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Canon Powershot SX60

Thanks for all the kind words everyone :)


Nice Shots!

Look like the weather was nice 🏝! Amazing pictures! :) 🙌

Great shots Will! How’d you get so close to the runway?

Thanks @Murphy and @ThomasThePro, the weather was pretty great!

To answer your question @Jrpilot5, the hotel we stayed in had a little viewing area. It wasn’t glamorous. Just a set of stairs up to a platform overlooking the runway. There was a fence before the runway, but we were above it. I don’t have a photo of it :(


Did you have a really big lens or was the hotel that close?

The hotel was that close.

The small structure circled in red is the platform. The hotel was 30 feet behind it.

It was the Zafiro one. They called it a beach and bar… but really it was a hotel with a restaurant 😆.

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That’s crazy. I’m gonna have to put that one on my to-do list.


Bet you had an amazing view from that hotel. Any avgeek dream!🤗

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Great photos! The Delta 757’s registration is N550NW. 🙂

Wow, thanks! How’d you find that?

I have a handy dandy Delta Aircraft Fleet Information booklet that I got from a Delta pilot. I found the registration using the aircraft’s ship number, which can be seen on the nose gear and tail. I believe this information can also be found online, but I’m not sure if it is as up to date.

Wow! I searched up the number but couldn’t find anything. That’s an amazing resource to have!

Thanks for the help :)

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