Published On: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

All set for second annual air show over Great Bay

GREAT BAY– All eyes will be looking skywards this upcoming Sunday, because that is the day when the St Maarten Airport organizes the second annual Aerobatic show that will feature two professional pilots from the USA.

One of the pilots, Melissa Pemberton, was first to arrive at the Princess Juliana International Airport yesterday aboard her sleek looking Edge 540 aircraft. It did not come as a surprise when performed an extremely low approach just a matter of a few feet above the heads of the hundreds of tourists that lined the road leading to Beacon Hill.

Melissa’s air show routine is a high energy and action packed display of Unlimited Aerobatics in the Edge540 Aircraft. She was here for the first show held last November and this time she will be more familiar with the terrain and will also know how to please the audience that will be taking in the action from the Boardwalk below.

The second pilot, Skip Stewart was also here last year and he is expected to arrive sometime today however his estimated time of arrival cannot be clarified. Stewart will once again be at the controls in the bucket seat of ‘Prometheus the flying machine.

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Photo caption: Melissa Pemberton’s Edge 540 leaves a trail of smoke as it prepared for touchdown at the Princess Juliana International Airport yesterday. Photo today / Milton Pieters

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