My husband and I went to St. Maarten back in 2007 and we were on this beach for several hours watching the planes land.  The video shows some of the coolest planes that come in to the airport.

It's awesome to stand on the beach and get pelted by sand as the planes roar by!  It helps that there is a small bar off to the side of the beach serving tasty adult beverages....

Here's another cool video - it's exhilarating and scary at the same time!