Watch: See What it’s Like (From Cockpit) to Land an Air France A340 at Sint Maarten – SXM

An aviation geek's dream come true!

Anyone who’s been to Sint Maarten’s Maho Beach and experienced, firsthand, the thrill of a huge commercial jet flying overhead, knows the feeling of “the rush” that comes along with it. Ever wonder what it’s like being in the cockpit of one of those monster jets?

In the two videos below, you’ll get two different perspectives of this epic experience. The first video is taken from the cockpit of an Air France A340 — with a seating capacity of 275 — flying in to land recently over Maho Beach at Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. The second video shows the same flight (I believe, but unconfirmed) coming in to land from the sand on Maho Beach.

Fun stuff! Enjoy!

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View from the ground (I wasn’t able to confirm that these are both the same landings but I assume so based on video dates):

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Jon Ferlise

I fell in love with the island of Saint Martin the first time I visited to celebrate my 40th birthday in May of 2009. Since then, I've spent most birthdays there, and have visited countless other times getting to know this wonderful place and the friendly locals that make it so special. I adore the culture, the people, the community, and the beauty of this stunning island. SXM Strong is a website that I started to support humanitarian relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. There was no plan, it just evolved as I witnessed the devastation that Irma caused the island and the huge need to communicate and disseminate information about what had happened and how people could help support this island and its people.

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