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Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong  
User currently offlineDarrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12396 times:

I ran a search here and couldn't find this video here, if it's on the database somewhere, i apologize in advance. this is one cool video of a landing at the old hong kong, the quality isn't great, but cool nevertheless, i had to share with my fellow aviation nuts... enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7xBzH2Ozu4

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User currently offlineIanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12323 times:

It is indeed a fantastic video, I have it as an MPEG which is maybe a little higher quality but really yoru not missing out on anything, thanks for posting!

Cheers,
Ian.



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2496 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12000 times:

Try this one - it's the penultimate in ridiculous landings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTl1nQ9bO1Y&search=Kai%20Tak


777fan



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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1628 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11951 times:

Edmonton City Centre and San Diego Lindberg Field just don't have the same effect... wish I would have been able to go to Kai Tak before it closed!


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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11819 times:

Quoting IanatSTN (Reply 1):
I have it as an MPEG

I can't play the one in in the link; where did you get the MPEG version from ?



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User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 848 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11584 times:

Still photo's pale in comparison Big grin


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11281 times:
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User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10924 times:

Isnt this one of the ITVV DvD's?

Great video and much better quality  Smile!!



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User currently offlineEcuatoriana707 From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 10415 times:

That's my uncle in the RHS! He was a first officer on 744 with cathay at the time. He is now a captain on Airbuses based out of Australia. I think flying has not been this interesting for him since then!

User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 9522 times:

Thank you for the film. Love it.

User currently offlineRedtailmsp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 206 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8991 times:

I have had the great fortune to have ridden in the cockpit jumpseat twice on the IGS approach to Kai Tak. Both times at night and it was certainly spectacular. The weather was not a factor on either occaision and the approaches were flown flawlessly. Add a crosswind or tropical squalls on approach and you would really see how skilled the flightcrews are.

User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8926 times:

Amazing video. Being a passenger on approach to Kai Tak must have been truely a fantastic, yet hair-raising experience. I am dissapointed that I never had the opportunity to experience such an approach, but I thank you for allowing my to visualise it.

User currently offlineAwysBSB From Brazil, joined Sep 2005, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8629 times:

Whenever I watch those videos I feel relighted my desire of being a pilot.
There are four years I do not pilot anymore and my license expired last year  frown 


User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8167 times:

Great Video!
I like how the captain flew a this difficult approach manually.


Is the aircraft in the video a B744D?

There doesn't seem to be any winglets on the B747 in one of the exterior shots. Perhaps other aircraft were used for the exterior shots.

KrisYYZ


User currently onlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8118 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7635 times:

Flying any approach manually is not at all unusual, whether easy or difficult. Fact is a lot of pilots enjoy hand flying the airplane.


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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7344 times:

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 13):
I like how the captain flew a this difficult approach manually.

Kind of a hard approach not to fly manually... if you try to let the airplane do it, there's a good chance you'll clean the engines and flaps off of the left wing when you glance off the checkerboard hill, and shortly thereafter you will likely impact a hill or an apartment building.

Just a thought.

-Meister



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User currently offlineSeanp11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7126 times:

All I gotta say is -- those cathay pilots sure were pros at landing at Kai Tak.

User currently offlineNonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6729 times:

Quoting 777fan (Reply 2):
Try this one - it's the penultimate in ridiculous landings:

That was a great video.  airplane 


User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6575 times:

I'm lucky in that I have this on a tape. It's the opening sequence of a video called 'Wings Over Hong Kong' (Pacific Century Films) which is basically a history of Cathay/Kai Tak. It may still be available - if so, I recommend buying it, it's all thoroughly entertaining and informative.

Certainly a fascinating sequence, and it shows you just how GOOD pilots have to be at their jobs. I especially like the moment when the Captain, hands madly busy with yoke and throttles, calmly says, "I AM visual....."



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User currently offlineTurkishAviator From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

Does any one know the call sign of the 747-400 in the first video?


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User currently offline9VSRH From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5501 times:

Quoting TurkishAviator (Reply 19):
Does any one know the call sign of the 747-400 in the first video?

Cathay 461


User currently offlineTjc2 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Used to live in HK, something i found out later was that some airlines (JAL and china airlines i think) had landing at Kai Tak as one of their final tests for new pilots. this might of course be rubbish, but thought i would throw it in the mixer.

another great video of kai tak is called 'Kai Tak Mania'. Google it!  Smile



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User currently offlineIanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5013 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 4):
I can't play the one in in the link; where did you get the MPEG version from ?

I believe it was from this site itself, but regrettably it was over a year ago now. Try searching on Google and I'm sure you are likely to find it.

Cheers, Ian.



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4963 times:

I spent many a day sitting up at the old chequer board watching the aircraft coming straight for you then diving right at the eleventh hour, especially the Cathay pilots who had the landing down to a fine art!

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