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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1272 times:

This might sound a little silly and a bit emabarrassing to be asking (as I should really know!), but since Kai Tak has been closed, is it at all being used even for military puposes or has it been completely destroyed by the bulldozers ?

Thanks,
Martin

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User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1217 times:

The passenger terminal is now used as a office of serveral government departments, a shopping arcade with a car shop and a bowling court. Some area of the tarmac is now used as a flee market. The end of the runway is now a golf court, which is adjacent to the carpark on the eastern tarmac.

User currently offlineCP744 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Actually..... A very good question!
It would interesting if someone would be willing to take pictures of what Kai Tak looks like now, and in the future. For those of us that probably won't ever get back there! A pictorial evolution of the airport.
It might be interesting to put together a pictorial evolution on as many airports as possible. I’m going to post this in the other forum as well… What does everyone think? To ambitious?


Airbus A3XX, Is the Hong Kong Aviation club still there?


User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Due to the disagreement from the general public about the HKSAR Government's redevelopment plans, progress has been pretty slow. The terminal building's still intact and untouched externally and much of the runway still exists. (except that golf course at the end of rwy13) The parking area of the planes have been dug up though. the height restrictions for surrounding buildings doesn't exist anymore so tall buildings are appearing in the area like mushrooms!

User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

On the other hand, most of the other buildings on the Kai Tak premises have been torn down. They include the HAECO hangars and workshops, the former Cathay Pacific office tower, the interline baggage handling facilities, the fuel farm, the catering center, and parts of the cargo terminal.

'949


User currently offlineOxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

The runway lights are still being turned on at night. I can see it a little way from my home. Very beautiful indeed.

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