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St. Maarten Sees First Fatality Caused by Jetblast

A New Zealand tourist was killed after sustaining injuries caused by the jet blast of a departing 737 at Princess Juliana Airport. The airport is a well-known attraction for keen aviation enthusiasts, as well as a famous spot as aircraft of all shapes and sizes fly over Maho Beach at low altitudes. Although danger signs are situated at various points along the beach, people are attracted to the thrill of standing behind the perimeter fence, most times holding on, during the…

The Ultimate Planespotter: An Interview With Airbus Corporate Photographer Alexandre…

Everyone has their own way of taking pictures of airplanes; some use an iPhone or a basic digital camera, while others might purchase professional camera equipment. Many planespotters don’t receive monetary compensation for braving the elements to photograph airplanes. But for many, it isn’t about the compensation, but rather about…

Annie’s Bay: Bermuda’s SXM Alternative

When it comes to "AvGeek beach paradise" only one airport and beach usually comes to mind: St. Maarten and Maho Beach. The thrill of being near aircraft as they fly into Princess Juliana Airport makes St. Maarten a must for any aviation enthusiast.  However, an airport in Bermuda provides a…