Before the construction of the airport in Saint Jean, the few planes that dared to land in Saint Barth used the gassy savannah as a runway, and the "departure lounge" was under a large tree, shoes covered with dust. Today, located in the center of Saint Barthélemy, St Jean Airport - Rémi de Haenen, is the strategic point of entry for most visitors on vacation or on business. Limited by the beach on one end and a mountain on the other, the short runway is less than one-half-mile long. This requires delicate maneuvers on behalf of the pilots, who must be specially certified for the landing and cannot bring in anything larger than a 19-seater.
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