Beautiful arrival over Maho Beach.
This bird, complete with about 80% of its original paint, takes runway 09 for departure back to Philadelphia.
It's a race! ;-)
These beautiful colors won't be seen too much longer in SXM... :(
Arriving from Curacao.
An angle not seen at SXM before.. AF489 climbs out toward Paris over the villas high atop the mountains on St. Maarten.
Motion blur as we make a dusk landing on Wilmington's runway 17 after diverting due to weather in Charlotte.
Entering runway 09 for departure to (eventually) Charlotte, NC. Always sad to leave, but good to know that I'll someday be back.
Climbing away from Juliana Airport (TNCM), passing the Dutch capital city of Philipsburg.
Never expected to see a P-3 landing at Juliana.. seen arriving over Maho Beach.
A huge surprise seen arriving over Maho Beach.
This relic needs every inch of SXM's 7054 foot runway, and thus is backtracking across the runway hash marks before departing to Curacao.
This really must be the most beautiful airport in the world. DCA enters the right hand turn as she makes a midday departure back to Curacao.
Arriving over Maho Beach on the daily DC-9 flight from Curacao.
Catch 'em while you can. KLM won't be operating 747s (or anything else) into St. Maarten much longer.