I saw this place on telly last night in a programme called The 10 Worst Airports in the World. This is Princess Juliana airport on the Dutch/French island of St Maarten in the Caribbean. Just how low can they go without crashing or decapitating someone?!
A surf bar on the beach just yards away is apparently a favourite spot to watch this spectacular sight and when planes like 747s take off some will ignore the signs and stand at the wire fence in the jet streams of the engines. It’s bad to admit this I know, but this is one of those rare times in my life when my brain’s natural reaction is to bypass most of the safety implications and just joyously scream ‘How cool is that?!’