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Pilots And Kai Tak  
User currently offlineAI744LR From Thailand, joined May 2001, 106 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Did airlines assign Kai Tak to a selected group of pilots only? I have always wondered this because of the skills required to land at Kai Tak. Not only the mountainous surroundings, but also the rough weather, made Kai Tak one of the most challenging airports in the world.

What about "go arounds?" Kai Tak must have been the leader in GAs. Anyone know about this?


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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

I flew into Kai Tak on a military C-9 (DC-9-30). We had a very young cockpit crew. So I would say no, at least in 1982!

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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

A Swissair MD-11 pilot told me that they only gave the Kai Tak route to experienced pilots, and that most other airlines did the same.


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