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This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak  
User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 992 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Thought I`d just share with you a great pic that at least makes me wish I`d gone to Kai Tak while it was still in use!


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Photo © Gordon Ho




gotta love it  Smile

those guys on the roof must have had the time of their life!

raggi


Stick & Rudder
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User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Did it mate, in classic style - Cathay 744. That washing seemed only feet from the wingtip in that big right turn. happy days!


L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

here`s another AZ MD11:


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damn!

raggi



Stick & Rudder
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

I spent many happy years at Kai Tak.

User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

must have been a great expercience!


I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

I was lucky enough to go to kai Tak twice. It was a great airport. Miss you kai Tak.

alvin



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

On my one experience at Kai Tak..we got to do a go around..sorta twice as much fun for the money!

User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

It is a pity I missed it. For me it was world's best. But the first M11 is not so impressive.

This ones make of Kai Tak the "MOST MUST":


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Photo © Simon Ng



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Photo © David Wong



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Photo © Andrew Hunt



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Photo © Andy Martin



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Photo © Sven van der Mespel



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Photo © Andrew Hunt



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Photo © STUART PRINCE



stopping here to avoid risk of becoming tiring.

A pity. A real pity I missed it.

Best (missed) turbulences


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

I'd have loved to go there, but it's to late now  Sad.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1449 times:

Everything was just amazing about that airport! I was so fortunate to fly into Kai Tak on a 747-400, I would feel cheated if I only did it in say an A320 or 737. Plus I was lucky to have the right side window about 7 rows infront of the wing! just great view at night! then we have photographing! thats where my passion for photographing was born! It was just so much fun standing in the streets and having the planes roar right overhead! something I miss greatly! last march I went back with my friend and we went all around kai tak, and climbed the checkerboard hill again. How sad! wish it was still active! the aviation world really lost a treasure when kai tak closed! it is for sure missed by all! even those how didnt ever make it over! that just proves kai tak was very special!

Cheers
Brian


User currently offlineSxmarbury33 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1423 times:

How about all the people in those tall buildings. THey must have gotten a great view of planes landing and taking off all day.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12322 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

I still miss it too; I'm off to HK in late October/early November and although I'm looking forward to it, there's not the same passion now that dear old Kai Tak has gone. CLK is just another big soulless place - just your standard straight in landing, with a bit of turbulence off the mountains to give a little excitement. It's not the same.

I also get the feeling, talking to Cathay crews, that they miss it greatly as well; it can't be as exciting going to work anymore (can't be pleasant either, with the way the airline treats them!).

I can just close my eyes and remember it now . . . Stonecutters, Kowloon peninsula . . . chequerboard coming into view . . . runway off to the right, rain beating against the windscreen . . . starting the turn . . the stadium just visible off to the right . . . lining up, a little to the left . . . the arrows at the end of the terminal - as if to say - THAT WAY, PLEASE! . . . over the road, the hundreds of red taxis . . . crabbing to the right . . . and home!



User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Here are my favorite Kai Tak photos


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Photo © Dickson Ching




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Photo © Kipps Cheung




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Photo © Daryl Chapman




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Photo © Alan Tsui




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Photo © Alexander Y.A. Kueh




Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineSeagull From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Definitly one of the most fun airports for the pilots as well, really miss it. My last flight in there was one week before it closed!



User currently offlineB-HOX From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

I'm also fortunate to grow up watching Kai Tak.....because without Kai Tak , i wouldn't have the love for aviation. My home in Hong Kong gave me a spectacular view of the runway as I watch planes take off and land.............surley missed it.....



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Photo © Samuel lo





-B-HOX-


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