N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
General aviation at Kai Tak was rare and highly restricted, especially during the final years of that airport, thanks to the heavy commercial traffic. The Hong Kong Aviation Club did have an few light aircraft, but they were only given slots during the early morning hours, from the lifting of the nighttime curfew (0630) until just before the first morning peak period (approx. 0830). Due to such restrictions, most of the time, they will simply operate out of the small airstrip at the Sek Kong military base up north. With Kai Tak closed, the Club is now based entirely at Sek Kong.
Since, the runway at Kai Tak is sooooooooo much longer than what those light planes will ever need, they can basically make their approach from any direction. Once in a while, some of them would emulate the big birds and do the checkerboard approach. Piece of cake for those light planes really.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6605 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
The normal way would be to fly through the harbour, do a sharp right approaching Rwy13 and land on the second half of the runway. They then either used B1, the parallel taxiway, or taxied down the runway to the Flying Club.
Ryaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
I've gone on the flyover near Kowloon City recently. The first half of runway 13 has been totally "tilled" and is black without any markings. The tarmac is about to be used in a concert, as I've heard about.