Friday Flyday: Island hopping in the Caribbean

Last week I shared a video of landing at the world’s shortest commercial runway in Saba. This week’s show is the departure from that same airport and the flight to St. Martin. The departure was actually a bit anticlimactic, though I suppose that’s probably a good thing. As for the landing at SXM, well, one interesting bit about making the trip in the small De Havilland Twin Otter is that the line up for final approach is a lot more like a quick right turn and dropping in on the runway than a long, straight approach.

That was a lot of fun.


And the low cruising altitude for the flight – just 3000 feet over the ocean – means the views can be a lot of fun for the entirety of the 12 minute trip.

Happy Flyday!

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.