Dottie Staab, For the Baltimore Sun
September 14, 2011
My husband and I live in Perry Hall and we cruised from the Port of Baltimore to the Southern Caribbean in 2011. While on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, we visited Maho Beach. A friend we were traveling with took this picture of a plane landing at Princess Juliana International Airport. This airport accommodates direct flights to/from cities in the USA, Europe and Canada. The beach is separated from the runway tarmac by a narrow road. Aircraft pass over the beach at an altitude of between 30 and 60 feet. What a sensation!