Sunday, February 24, 2013

Montego Bay's Airport --Like St. Maarten

Over spring break 2012, my family travelled to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We had a great time and of course did something aviation along the way!

As many people have done before, we walked around the downed fence at the end of the runway. (from the beach). This allowed us to get just feet from the runway for the takeoffs and landings at MBJ. It was so much fun!





We stood there, very similarly to SXM airport in St. Maarten, with planes flying just 20-30 feet over our heads. It was crazy! 

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American 737 Takeoff: sorry for the shaking and noise it was really windy


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Mom filming: me and my brother under a United 737 Landing

All of the pilots taking off waved to us as they were getting to the runway for their rollout... except one. Sadly for us, we think he turned us in. Shortly after his takeoff, the airport police came up and asked us (nicely) to leave. 



Air Canada 767-300 from Toronto

Oh well, we weren't there too long. It was definitely fun while it lasted! Once again, little excursions like this all contributed to my growing passion for aviation. I'm sure pilots enjoy having a layover here!!!





8 comments:

  1. Really cool! If I ever go to Jamaica, I'll make sure to put this down on my list of things to do!

    You've been to some really cool places!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! It was a whole lot of fun, I hope to go back someday.

      Thanks for reading,
      Swayne

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  2. Cool post Swayne. I've been to MBJ many times but never knew it was such a great plane spotting location!

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    1. Yep, it was a lot of fun to go find something aviation to do! My family relaxed at Doctor's Cover beach while I walked over to the airport.

      So cool!
      Swayne

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  3. When I first flew in the Caribbean, I did a coupla St. Maarten charters. But mostly I flew next door into St. Bart's, one of the most fun airports I've ever been in/out of! Smaller, but there's a road right at the approach end of the runway, on a hill. Avoiding the cars and pedestrians, you gotta DIVE over the hill to touch down! :-)

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    1. I LOVE watching videos of planes coming in there... It's an incredible airport. I had no idea you flew into that airport. Such a cool experience I bet. You've been all over the place!

      Swayne Martin

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  4. Michael OpsteltenMarch 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Great blog dude! Everyday I enjoy reading new interesting material. Keep up the amazing work!:)

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you're enjoying the blog!

      Swayne Martin

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