SAAB340
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What The Checkerboard At Kai Tak?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 10:22 am

Hey All!!

I have been wondering for a quite a while now what is this checkboard that is found near Kai Tak? I know this is probably a dumb question or most likey has been answered before but please anyone with a good explaination please help me out!

THANKS

PAUL
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: What The Checkerboard At Kai Tak?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 10:44 am

Kept the aircraft from running into the hill.
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aa61hvy
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RE: What The Checkerboard At Kai Tak?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 10:45 am

its the hill the pilots avoid from running into.... its still there right now
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planenutz
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RE: What The Checkerboard At Kai Tak?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 10:46 am

Does anybody know what happened to the checkerboard now that Kai Tak is closed. Is it still up on the hill?

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hkgspotter1
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RE: What The Checkerboard At Kai Tak?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 11:53 am

Please see the topic Hkg_clk posted a few days ago.





Both of these pictures are taken on December 23rd.
 
sharpnfuzzy
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RE: What The Checkerboard At Kai Tak?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 2:31 pm

I've always been told that pilots would 'aim' for the checkerboard on finals to make sure that they would be lined up for the runway when they made the turn.....
 
D-AIGW
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RE: What The Checkerboard At Kai Tak?

Tue Dec 25, 2001 2:50 pm

I remember reading that before the IGS was introduced, the pilots would fly at a heading of 088 while aiming at the checkerboard... and before they crash into the hill, they would execute a 47-degree right turn.

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