The runways of the Princess Juliana International Airport are so close to the beaches that photographer Josef Hoflehner captures the incredibly close arriving and departing planes in this photo project of live, wide-angle shots entitled Jet Airliners. The short runways require pilots to approach the airport at just 10-20 meters above the beach!
In the high contrast black and white photographs, viewers can almost hear that deafening commotion of each plane overhead combined with the squeals of surprise from the sunbathers along the shore. You can view some of these spectacular images at the AD-Galerie in Switzerland until April 6, 2012.
We spent a good break at work watching videos of plan landing and flying out of this airport. I wonder how this looks from the passenger’s view. My knuckles would be white if I was in their shoes.