Phuket Airport Spotting, Mai Khao Beach – Phuket´s answer to Princess Juliana Airport Saint Maarten

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We are Plane Spotting at Phuket International Airport from Mai Khao Beach (close to Nai Yang Beach) on the island of Phuket in Thailand. Spotting at Phuket Airport is Thailand´s answer to plane spotting at Princess Juliana Airport on the island of Saint Maarten in the Caribbean. Maro and I spent two days plane spotting at this plane spotters paradise in December/January 2015/2016. We had a fantastic time 4K Filming, GoPro Filming and Still Photographing aircraft landing very low over Mai Khao Beach onto the runway at Phuket International Airport. If one has not tried spotting at Saint Maartens, Princess Juliana International Airport we would imagine that this is the closest, and more than likely, most affordable way, to experience aircraft flying very low above your head. We spotted on a day in December and then on 01 January, New Years Day which is why you can see so many people at the beach in some of the photos (Thai people also enjoy celebrating the Western New Year). During the time we were there we were treated to an impressive selection of aircraft and airlines which included heavies such as the Boeing 747 and Boeing 777, short haul aircraft such as as Airbus A319´s, A320´s and of course the ATR 72 turbo props and also a nice little selection of corporate jets of which one of them may/may not have been transporting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Phuket. We read in a magazine that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were spending their holidays, together with their children on the island of Phuket. So… Brad and Angelina if one of these aircraft is yours it would be very cool if you would let us know, hehe.

This video is made and photographed by Maro and is the first of the two or three plane spotting at Phuket International Airport videos we will be bringing. Watch out for the 4K Video footage from Phukets answer to Princess Juliana plane spotting coming soon…

Wiki writes about Phuket International Airport (HKT), “Wiki writes about Phuket International Airport (HKT), “Phuket International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานภูเก็ต) (IATA: HKT, ICAO: VTSP) is an airport serving Phuket Province of Thailand. It is in the north of Phuket Island, 32 kilometres (20 mi) from the centre of Phuket City. The airport plays a major role in Thailand’s tourism industry, as Phuket Island is a popular resort destination. It is the third busiest airport in Thailand in terms of passengers, after Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport in the Bangkok metropolitan area…”

Nai Yang Beach is located in the Sirinat National Park.
Wiki writes the following about the Sirinat National Park, “Sirinat National Park is in Thalang District, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Phuket town on the coastal section surrounding Phuket International Airport…The park’s total area is 90 square kilometres (35 sq mi), with 68 square kilometres (26 sq mi) of marine area and 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) land-based. The park includes four main beaches: Hat Nai Thon, Hat Nai Yang, Hat Mai Khao, and Hat Sai Kaeo. Hat Mai Khao is Phuket’s longest beach.

Wiki writes about Phuket, “Phuket (Thai: ภูเก็ต, [pʰūː.kèt] is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country’s largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. It lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket Island is connected by bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. The next nearest province is Krabi, to the east across Phang Nga Bay… Phuket Province has an area of 576 square kilometers (222 sq mi), somewhat less than that of Singapore, and is the second-smallest province of Thailand….”

Wiki writes about Princess Juliana Airport, “Princess Juliana International Airport (IATA: SXM, ICAO: TNCM) (also known as Saint Maarten International Airport) is the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, located on the Dutch side of the island in the country of Sint Maarten…The airport serves as a hub for Windward Islands Airways and is the major gateway for the smaller Leeward Islands, including Anguilla, Saba, St. Barthélemy and St. Eustatius. It is named after Juliana of the Netherlands, who as crown princess landed here in 1944, the year after the airport opened…

All footage is filmed from Nai Yang Beach at Phuket International Airport located on the island of Phuket in Thailand.

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Comments

MD VIDEOS says:

Awesome! Great work!

FlyingDutchMan225 says:

Absolutively a beautiful video again! Loved this! So spotting at that place at the beach is legal? Thought it was one of those places you'd get arrested rather quickly. Anyway, I much enjoyed it, liked!!

YULsee planes aviation channel says:

Very cool!

cpockettsAviation says:

Absolutely beautiful video!

Fly with DMI ✈ says:

Awesome compilation! Liked mate :)

BLXDK says:

airplane-pictures.net would appreciate some of them.. xd

Aviation Videos says:

What an amazing place for spotters … never heard of it before. Very good pictures! Thumbs up!!

Norges Spottingchannel says:

Amazing photos! Great video!

YQBspotting says:

Looks like its an awesome place for spotting! Impressive video :)

Caguitas0 RC says:

Cool spoting my friend!!

Hamburg Videos HD says:

Now this is one cool spotting location! Fantastic shots, great traffic! A big thumbs up for your video!

jelmerpilotHD says:

Awesome video mate!

CSpotting says:

Awesome, so many great airlines, especially Nok Air! ;) Liked a lot!

Steve Lewis Video Channel. says:

Absolutely brilliant editing you two and with some awesome Pictures ….A really first class watch. Loved the colour of the Pegas Jet…stunning ..Just gets better and better…Best wishes…Steve.-:)

FlightBaseGermany says:

Great video ! Nice spotting point !

scotrail82 says:

Nice Video Bud.

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