Danger: Jet Blast

      Most people come to St Maarten's Maho beach to watch planes pass several feet above their heads, but others come for the extra thrill of standing several yards behind a jumbo jet as it throttles to full power going down the runway.


The Boxing Kangaroo

QANTAS recently revealed its newest special schemed aircraft(VH-OJU).   The iconic 'flying kangaroo' on the 747's tail  now sports boxing gloves, while the 'Spirit of Australia' slogan has been changed to read 'Spirit of the Australian team'.

As of now the aircraft is flying one of Qantas' standard routes between Australia and the US, a Qantas spokeswoman has said that this Boeing 747 will be the official plane used to ferry Aussie athletes to and from London's Olympic and Paralympic games.