Maho beach: Extreme-rest under the wing of the planePictolic
The beach Maho beach on the island of San Martin is famous because many people go to him not for the sake of bathing, and to see how the planes land. Photographer Thomas Prior traveled to the Caribbean and tried to convey the chaos going on at this beach located close to the international airport. Hard to believe in the authenticity of the pictures of the giant aircraft flying at an altitude of 10-20 meters above sunbathing tourists, nevertheless, they are real.
International Princess Juliana international airport serves Saint-Martin, the Dutch part of Saint Martin island. It is the second busiest airport in the Eastern Caribbean. So the sunbathers on Maho beach have not sweet.
The beach is just the perfect place for a detailed scrutiny of low-flying aircraft, even though it brings some discomfort when swimming and sunbathing.
To shoot under these conditions, more than difficult, and the sand cloud rising when landing, not the best "companion" for optics.
Some beachgoers specifically tickle their nerves, standing under a "belly" landing Airliners.
This is dangerous: stream from the engine could injure or even kill. This prevents the banner at the entrance.
Airliners and small planes coming in to land, flying so low that it seems that just about touches if not tourists, then umbrellas or a roof of one of the local bars.
Maho beach is so popular among lovers of aircraft that hang in the local bars flight schedule. And one of them even has a speaker that broadcasts the talks between pilots and controllers.
The owners of local drinking establishments good earn from imposing spectacle many tourists have a desire to drink something stronger.
Drone while landing the aircraft is unimaginable, but he doesn't scare away tourists.
For a couple of minutes gives way to a carefree holiday atmosphere of chaos, and the beach covers the real revelry.
The runway of the airport and is only 2180 meters. This length is barely enough for the implementation of the manoeuvre and the aircraft has to fly at a lower altitude.
The beach has information Board, on which detailed time-of-flight Airliners.