Princess Juliana International Airport serves St. Maarten, the Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin. It is the second largest airport in the eastern Caribbean.
The airport is famous for its short landing strip – only 2,180 m / ft 7152 to barely enough for heavy jets. For this reason, the planes approach the island flying extremely low, right over Maho Beach. Countless photos of large jets flying in 10 to 20 ft over relaxing tourists at the beach m/30-60 have dismissed as forgeries, many times, but nonetheless real. For this reason, as well it has become a favorite is for flat potters.
Despite the difficulties in approach, it has been no record of the most important events of aviation at the airport.