Planes landing a St. Barth swoop down a road ...
... and then hit the runway as soon as possible.
Here's a view from the hillside of a plane going down the road
This plane was landing from the beach toward the road. It didn't stop in time.
This is a private single engine plane taking off, and it doesn't clear the beach by more than a few feet.
Planes stop at the beach and turn around. Nice views of people on the beach.
The twin-engine commercial aircraft at STOL and have incredibly steep take-offs.
Another commercial STOL aircraft.
Notice the plane taxiing off the runway and the other plane approaches. Sunset is a busy time, as there is no landing at night.
Approaching St. Barth.
There has been one accident at the airport. All souls on board were lost along with one person on the ground.