raggi
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This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:21 pm

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
 
shankly
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:24 pm

Did it mate, in classic style - Cathay 744. That washing seemed only feet from the wingtip in that big right turn. happy days!
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raggi
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:27 pm

here`s another AZ MD11:


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Photo © Gordon Ho




damn!

raggi
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hkgspotter1
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:34 pm

I spent many happy years at Kai Tak.
 
SN-A330
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Ta

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:35 pm

must have been a great expercience!
I would rather be flying...
 
Mr.BA
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Ta

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:17 pm

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

alvin
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Tan Flyr
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:27 pm

On my one experience at Kai Tak..we got to do a go around..sorta twice as much fun for the money!
 
turbulence
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:53 pm

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
 
GOT
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Thu Sep 06, 2001 1:57 am

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

GOT
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kaitakfan
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Thu Sep 06, 2001 3:02 am

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
 
sxmarbury33
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Thu Sep 06, 2001 3:55 am

How about all the people in those tall buildings. THey must have gotten a great view of planes landing and taking off all day.
 
kaitak
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RE: The Greatest Of Them All . . .

Thu Sep 06, 2001 4:53 am

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!

 
dragon-wings
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Thu Sep 06, 2001 5:11 am

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
 
seagull
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Thu Sep 06, 2001 5:29 am

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!

 
b-hox
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RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Thu Sep 06, 2001 8:22 am

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





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