Super Low Pass - Maho Beach - St Maarten
An incoming passenger jet makes an extremely low pass over the infamous Maho Beach at the Caribbean Island of St Maarten. (Slow motion video)
Also see Boeing 747 Landing At St. Maarten
Maho Beach & St Maarten Airport
Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the territory of Sint Maarten.
It is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach.
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.
Arriving aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of Runway 10 due to the short runway length of 2,300 metres (7,500 ft),
resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at minimal altitude.
Airplane: Embraer 190 “Empress of London City” produced by the Brazilian aerospace company Embraer and operated by British Airways CityFlyer.
Is this video Real or photoshopped?
1. British Airways CityFlyer does not offer scheduled flights to St Maarten.
2. The maximim range of the Embraer 190 is 4,448 km, but the distance between London and Saint Maarten is 6,585 km.
The Embraer 190 is not designed to be used for transatlantic flighs.
(It is of course conceivable that it made a stop-over landing on Saint Maarten on its delivery flight from its factory in Brazil.)
3. Why does the clip not include the actual landing with wheels touching down? This would be cool to watch - but very difficult to render accurately.
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