Red Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3025 times:
Oh, I actually felt like crying on the day it closed. KaiTak is part of my childhood memory. It's too sad that I wasn't there in hk on the day it was closed. I always imagined I could have stood on the overpasses at the end of rwy 13 and watched a/c landing there. But no, the only time I could do that was on the upper deck of a bus going on the overpasses.
The opening of CLK was also painful too.
Hmmmm..., for the photo, the KE's a/c could have stalled at this angle. It's lucky that Kowloon city was not smashed by it.
Ryaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2979 times:
Dear me, in 1995 I must be still in the schools in Kowloon City.
Hkgspotter1, I think you met nobody because you weren't in the popular spotting locations. You go to the roof of the police station and... I simply won't go there. and I guess others won't too, as I (and I think others also) prefer shooting at the shortest distance possible.
By the way I had saw your photo in "Farewell Kai Tak" the book.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8187 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
I remember flying into Kai Tak vividly from the old days.
However, I've only experienced the landing at Kai Tak coming in from land TWICE. Every time I landed at Kai Tak in a 747 it was always landing from the sea.
However, I have experienced a take off in the landward direction in a 747 though. I remember flying JL 747-200 that way in 1979--you could feel the rapid climb and the hard bank to the left after leaving the runway.
Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2953 times:
A few years ago I was at the carpark at Kai Tak during a very cold Chinese New Year morning when a Air China 744 took off on runway 31 but instead of turning left after departure he just climbed straigh ahead and into the low clouds !!!. The guy on the tower almost had a heart attack !!. After confirming he was at a safe height they just told him direct to China .