During World War II, the island was built airfield, which is now the Princess Juliana International Airport
(Princess Juliana International Airport) - now it is considered to be the busiest airport in the Caribbean.
And being in very close proximity to the airport Maho Beach Resort was referred to many,
as "the world's best place to observe the aircraft." They planes come in to land over the sea, fly over the strip of beach,
then over the highway (where posted signs warning of very-low-flying aircraft) and immediately - immediately -
hit the runway. It starts immediately behind the fence. Its length is approximately 2130 meters,
which for heavy aircraft such as the 747's, is not enough - they have 2, 5 thousand at least. But there is nothing to do: another airport,
able to take large ships on the island of St. Martin is simply no (there is, however, another for small aircraft).
Thus, obtained apparent fantastic landing in the photographs. Naturally,
it's going to look at the mass of onlookers. Armed with alcohol, young people hanging on the fence and watching.
Police on is no longer paying attention. And gatherings take place at both ends of the band, because ups, according to some, looks impressive.