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Republique Francaise airplane #171625
09/29/2018 04:10 PM
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Is that giant plane parked at airport the French Prime Ministers?

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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171626
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Correct with the President also.

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: Kennys] #171628
09/29/2018 05:01 PM
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Cool plane!

First time I've ever seen a jet there.

bonjour Macron.

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171629
09/29/2018 05:17 PM
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Any pictures?


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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: BeachKitten] #171630
09/29/2018 06:29 PM
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BeachKitten, it's still sitting there. The Mahobeachcam is focused on it. Don't know when he leaves. Sorry about the fauxpas calling him Prime Minister.

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171632
09/29/2018 06:43 PM
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Published reports have him staying in St Martin tonight, and moving on to St Barth sometime on Sunday.

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171633
09/29/2018 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepers
BeachKitten, it's still sitting there. The Mahobeachcam is focused on it. Don't know when he leaves. Sorry about the fauxpas calling him Prime Minister.


Good grief! So you called him the Prime Minister instead of the President?? And you have to be corrected?? Some posters on this forum have a knack for correcting everyone, they believe it's their responsibility. Never apologize. We are all only human...……………..

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: LBI2SXM] #171634
09/29/2018 09:56 PM
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Prime Minister Trump and President Trudeau agree with you.

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09/29/2018 10:21 PM
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That sounds like wishful thinking !😆



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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171636
09/29/2018 10:38 PM
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Typically, there are 2 planes. An advance team arrives before the actual plane carrying the president. Back in May of 2015, I arrived a couple of hours before Francois Hollande arrived to visit St Martin. A Republique Francaise was already parked at the airport. A picture of the advance plane is here.

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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: LBI2SXM] #171640
09/30/2018 10:20 AM
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Did it give me away that I'm Canadian?🤔

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171642
09/30/2018 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jeepers
Did it give me away that I'm Canadian?🤔

So does your bio.

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171645
09/30/2018 12:47 PM
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He is staying at Esmeralda. There is security at both entrances to Orient. We got a sticker for our car to get through without an issue,

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171650
09/30/2018 02:24 PM
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Was behind him coming out of Orient Bay about an hour ago, back to the plane.


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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: BeachKitten] #171677
10/01/2018 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BeachKitten
Any pictures?


https://www.facebook.com/sxmairport/posts/10160885969595402

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171681
10/01/2018 09:16 AM
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Story in the Daily Herald

Apparently the French President's plane actually landed at Grand Case Airport


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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171692
10/01/2018 10:24 AM
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Based on the article it seems that President Macron agrees with many posters in the slow rebuilding on the French side. Hopefully he will realize that they need to help the businesses and hotels rebuild so that tourists will come back and be more apt to go to the French side.

As my trip report showed, I am a newbie to staying on the island. It appeared to me that the Dutch side is recovering at a much faster pace and is trying to attract the tourists.

When we drove over the causeway and headed to Orient Beach the drive reminded me of going through the slums of NY. That may put a negative outlook on many tourists that are not used to seeing a congested impoverished area. My wife even pointed out that if the government doesn't infuse some money into the area, the business will suffer drastically.

I hope that President Macron was able to see that the snail's pace of recovery in comparison to their Dutch side neighbor is not helping the people of the island.

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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: Carol_Hill] #171702
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No , not correct . The big plane landed on the Dutch side and the smaller jet landed in Grand Case.

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: Kennys] #171707
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The plane carrying the PRESIDENT landed at Grand Case, according to the article. The other plane carried press and support personnel. From the article.. "....The President’s 24-hour visit in St. Martin began Saturday afternoon with arrival at Grand Case Airport. The accompanying national press corps had meanwhile arrived separately at Princess Juliana Airport. "

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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171714
10/01/2018 12:02 PM
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Okay I made an error , because I did see the big plane landing at the Airport around noon time.

Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: Kennys] #171718
10/01/2018 01:03 PM
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No problem.


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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: Julius] #171722
10/01/2018 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Julius
Originally Posted by BeachKitten
Any pictures?


https://www.facebook.com/sxmairport/posts/10160885969595402


Why does this photo show both planes landing at Princess Juliana Airport? Can't be right.


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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171725
10/01/2018 01:27 PM
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Both planes were there at the same time for a short time the other day. Maybe the smaller plane had to drop off or pick up something from the bigger plane? I watched them take off on the maho beach cam



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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: jeepers] #171726
10/01/2018 01:30 PM
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Here is a pic of French President Emmanuel Macron landing on St.Barts by helicopter...

http://www.epa.eu/politics-photos/g...l-macron-visits-st-barts-photos-54667529


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Re: Republique Francaise airplane [Re: Carol_Hill] #171744
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And then there were the 3 helicopters betweeen St Martin and St Barth. The President travelled on a large military helicopter, there was a smaller helicopter which appeared to be for medical support, and a smaller military/Gendarme helicopter.


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