PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Residents and guest alike were treated Sunday to the islands first air show.
The air extravaganza was a gift to the island of St. Maarten from SXM Airport who thought that it was an appropriate event to bring the curtains down on the St. Maarten Day week of activities.
The event involved two aerobatic airplanes and pilots who guided the airplanes expertly in death defying stunts over the Great Bay Harbor.
Thousands of people from various points on the beach, gathered with family and friends to witness the first of its kind event on the island.
The air show got off to a start with an air jump which was done by a team of sky divers from French St. Martin.
The St. Maarten Day Weekend party continued on the boardwalk at the Walter Plantz Pier where attendees had the opportunity to meet the pilots and have some fun to close out the St. Maarten Day activities, just the way SXM Airport envisioned it.