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Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?  
User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

No, I don't think so. Look at this!!


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See my homepage for a comprehensive guide to spotting and photography at HKG
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User currently offlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

I agree next on the list has to be St.Maarten

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2072 times:


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Although they don't get nearly as many a/c as Kai Tak did.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Thanks for the link hkg_clk !!.

CLK is much better in terms of traffic but NOTHING will ever match the thrill of Kai Tak.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Put it this way.....NO.


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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6621 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Makes me want to cry.

User currently offlineMJC777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Cx flyboy =

User currently offlineSKYTEAM From France, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

St. Maarten rulez!!!!!

SKYTEAM


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6621 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

MJC777,

LOL!!!!!!


User currently offlineBluewhite From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Nice pics - (can someone pass me a hanky please)
I often wondered how the guys in the ATC tower thought, as they watched these guys veer in their direction!

BW


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

I would say the only other airport i have been to that rivals the excitment of a Kai Tak IGS approach is Queenstown, New Zealand. I had a jumpseat for the approach through the mountains, and over the lake... and the short finals is very very similar to St. Maarten's approach. I just found the sharp turns over the lake with tall mountains all over was very dramatic! Just a shame there is not much traffic, but it does get 737's. Anyone else enjoy Queenstown airport as well?

User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 943 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

There will never again be an airport like HKG. SXM will never, never compare until there are 20-30 heavies per hour landing there. Many mistake SXM as such a nice place to watch planes because of the photos at this site but in reality how many times a day/week does this really happen. I would say you will starve sitting on the beach at SXM until you see the equal amout of traffic at Kai Tak. At the most on a busy day at SXM you will see 2-3 of these shots in a 24 hour time span compared to Kai Tak. Correct me if I'm wrong.

User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Notdownunlocked: I think you'd probably starve much quicker at Kai Tak waiting to get a shot like that these days Smile Just kidding!

star_world


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1839 times:

I say Princess Juliana can never be compared to Kai Tak in terms of traffic of course. But the exciting and dangerous part of Kai Tak is the 47 degree right turn to align with runway 13 and to make things worst you have all the residential areas just below you.


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1833 times:

There'll never ever be another airport like Kaitak in the whole wide world!!!!
regards
Andreas (still fond of all those beautiful memories!)



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1791 times:

Never, Kai Tak was one off! The BEST for spotting.
Trevor



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User currently offlineSean1234 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Here at SFO if they ever use 1L/R it would require a Kai TAk Style Approach, due to terrain.

Sean


User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

proud to be born in there...i mean Hong Kong Big grin

User currently offlineKdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Are you kidding? I was there a few years back and it was so boring. So quiet - nothing coming or going Smile
Did get to ride in the CX sim before they moved them over to CLK, though.


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