That’s what I call low!
There are a few videos of really low approaches to St, Maarten. This one is one of my favorites. There is nothing as sexy as the mighty 727 making a smoky approach to one of the most stories runways in all of aviation. Those giant fowler flaps are in full display. The main gears swoops over the beach just feet over the tourists head. It’s an amazing site and one that will become rarer over time as most of the 727 fleet is already retired across most airline and cargo fleets.
What’s your favorite Maho Beach approach? If you have never been, check out our review of the #1 beach for Avgeeks!