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Kai Tak. SXM Of The East?  
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Hiya,

was just browsing through photos of CX 773s and came across this one;

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Is it me or does Kai Tak look like the SXM of the far east, or is SXM the Kai Tak of the Caribbean?

JG  Confused  duck 


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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

I think the operative word here is did . . . as a young child growing up in Hong Kong in the 80s, 2km from the airport and watching planes perform the checkerboard turn from my bedroom window, as well as watching planes actually touch down, it was certainly exhilarating.

Unfortunately I was much too young to remember what the actual landing was like.  Sad



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User currently offlineMeerkat From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Yeah it was a pretty spectacular approach - shame it's no longer there. Always amazing being able to look out of the starboard window right into someone's living-room!

Of course the most fun was the panic from those pax who'd never come in on RWY13 before... Wink

Out of interest, are there (m)any other IGS approaches in the world?


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Meerkat - to my knowledge, Macau has an IGS approach (not certain which runway), requiring a turn to be established on final by 700feet. Not quite as exciting as Kai Tak, but according to an article I read, it is the next best thing...

I could be totally wrong on this (been a while since I read the article), but I'll try to find out some more information for you.

V/F



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

There is a similar approach into JFK like that.

User currently offlineMeerkat From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 3):
Meerkat - to my knowledge, Macau has an IGS approach (not certain which runway), requiring a turn to be established on final by 700feet. Not quite as exciting as Kai Tak, but according to an article I read, it is the next best thing...

Cheers VS. I should be kicking myself - I play golf there pretty much every week, and the course overlooks the runway! Yes, there's a LOC/DME to 16 that has the turn. http://www.vatroc.org/english/charts/vmmc/MCU_LOC_16.gif

34 seems to be the favoured approach though, winds permitting of course.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4329 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Tegucigalpa has an approach with sharp turns right before touchdown in between mountains. I am sure some airports in South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia) have as well.


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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Does SXM have an IGS approach. (what is an IGS approach?)  Confused


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