Big Plane, Short Runway—Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten has exploded as a hotspot for Caribbean charter, and access to the island (whether by yacht or by plane) has been key to its success. But Sint Maarten has one of the most challenging runways in the world, especially if you’re arriving on a 747 jumbo jet. In this cool video, join captain ten Velde in the cockpit of a KLM 747 for the approach and landing on Sint Maarten’s daunting Runway 09.

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One comment on “Big Plane, Short Runway—Sint Maarten

  1. Dolores Hannah

    Was just in Sint Maarten and watched the landing from the ground – I enjoyed this video immensely. Thanks.

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