Multi achievement

Blown Away at Princess Juliana

Official achievement authored by Bobby Allen.

In this achievement, you'll be flying thrill-seeking plane spotters to the Carribean island of St. Martin - We'll be landing (and later, departing) from the Princess Juliana International airport; The future Queen Juliana of the Netherlands visited the island using the airport in 1944 and eventually, the airport was named after her - just incase you wondered where the name came from!

World famous for its location at the end of the Princess Juliana International Airport runway, Maho Beach is one of the best known and most out-of-the-ordinary beaches on St. Martin.

Some of the most incredible photos and sensational videos have gone viral. In disbelief, many people think they are fakes. But they’re not. They’re all real! The decibels, the blast from the engines and the impression that the plane is about to crash are guaranteed to bring a tingle of excitement.

The runway is relatively short, forcing the planes to touch down at its very limit, which means they fly just a few feet above the beach. Private jets, commercial planes and all kinds of aircraft land here and it’s a real spectacle every single time. Boeing 747s, Airbus A320s, and even the famous A380 and Concorde have all touched down on this legendary runway.

Only the best, most experienced pilots attempt this maneuver.

Arriving aircraft approach the island on the last section of the final approach for Runway 10, following a 3° glide slope flying low over the famous Maho Beach. The proximity of Maho Beach to the runway has made the airport one of the world's favorite places among planespotters despite the dangers.

Watching the planes has become such a popular activity that the different airlines' flight arrival and departure times are displayed in the nearby bars. Just before catching their flight home, travelers treat themselves to one last pleasure, a meal outside at one of the many bars and restaurants of the Maho district, to see their plane arrive.

This airport frequently gets traffic from many European long-haul airlines (such as Air France, Condor and KLM), North American airlines (such as Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United and WestJet) in addition to more local airlines flying-in smaller aircraft such as the Twin Otter amongst other aircraft.

We linked a few amusing videos that we think you will enjoy:

Criteria

In order to obtain this multi-achievement you must complete each of the following achievements.

Date Departure Arrival Pilot Aircraft Landing rate Distance Flight time
11APR24 2050Z TNCM KFLL Gonçalo Fernandes Airbus A320 (A320) -241 ft/m 1097 nm 02:51 View
31MAR24 2146Z TNCM GCLP Elia Lombardo Cessna 700 Citation Longitude (C700) -176 ft/m 2737 nm 05:24 View
30MAR24 2249Z TNCM CYYZ Atcogl Boeing 737-800 (B738) -115 ft/m 1906 nm 01:36 View
30MAR24 0153Z TNCM MYCA MarioH99 Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -217 ft/m 894 nm 03:25 View
28MAR24 1501Z TNCM SMJP VAF118 Gennaro Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -291 ft/m 921 nm 02:06 View
27MAR24 1513Z TNCM MKJS Alexandre Vaille Boeing 737-800 (B738) -177 ft/m 886 nm 02:07 View
25MAR24 2047Z LFPO TNCM Francis Panouille Boeing 747-8 (B748) -463 ft/m 3729 nm 02:23 View
25MAR24 1753Z TNCM KMLB Ron Batchelor Airbus A220-300 (BCS3) -150 ft/m 1206 nm 03:15 View
23MAR24 1947Z TNCM MPTO Didymus B Boeing 737-800 (B738) -448 ft/m 1158 nm 02:48 View
17MAR24 2017Z KATL TNCM Gage Jamison Watkins Boeing 737-900 (B739) -265 ft/m 1540 nm 03:32 View
04MAR24 1548Z TNCM MKJS VAF187 Angelo Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -142 ft/m 874 nm 02:20 View
01MAR24 0139Z TNCM KJFK Hendry Torres Airbus A320 (A320) -188 ft/m 1602 nm 04:07 View
25FEB24 1111Z TNCM SKCL VAF120 Francesco Boeing 737-800 (B738) -388 ft/m 1318 nm 03:10 View
25FEB24 0223Z TNCM KADW Arminaddict Boeing 747-8 (B748) -304 ft/m 1605 nm 03:34 View
21FEB24 0256Z Unknown KJFK Sebastian Dulecki Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -918 ft/m 1495 nm 03:23 View
11FEB24 1746Z KMIA TNCM Lars Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (B789) -209 ft/m 1083 nm 02:17 View
05FEB24 2206Z TNCM MUHA Hot_Pants On-Fire Boeing 777-200 (B772) -298 ft/m 1288 nm 03:23 View
05FEB24 1714Z TNCM KFXE Newhampshires Cessna 525C Citation CJ4 (C25C) -42 ft/m 1105 nm 03:13 View
31JAN24 1947Z MKJS TNCM Dariusz Flak McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (MD82) -251 ft/m 851 nm 02:00 View
31JAN24 1522Z TNCM MKJP Unknown Airbus A320 (A320) -887 ft/m 849 nm 02:17 View