hkg_clk
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Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:48 am

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
 
Airontario
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:51 am

I agree next on the list has to be St.Maarten
 
Dazed767
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:56 am


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Although they don't get nearly as many a/c as Kai Tak did.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 9:23 am

Thanks for the link hkg_clk !!.

CLK is much better in terms of traffic but NOTHING will ever match the thrill of Kai Tak.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 9:39 am

Put it this way.....NO.


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CX Flyboy
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:05 am

Makes me want to cry.
 
MJC777
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:10 am

Cx flyboy =
 
Skyteam
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:10 am

St. Maarten rulez!!!!!

SKYTEAM
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:12 am

MJC777,

LOL!!!!!!
 
bluewhite
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 11:52 am

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
 
kaitakfan
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 1:35 pm

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?
 
notdownnlocked
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 4:02 pm

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.
 
star_world
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 7:46 pm

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
 
Mr.BA
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:07 pm

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!
 
Andreas
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:17 pm

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!
 
Airbus_A340
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Mon Mar 04, 2002 11:39 pm

Never, Kai Tak was one off! The BEST for spotting.
Trevor
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sean1234
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Tue Mar 05, 2002 10:42 am

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

Sean
 
H. Simpson
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Tue Mar 05, 2002 12:15 pm

proud to be born in there...i mean Hong Kong Big grin
 
kdonohue
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RE: Could An Airport Be More Exciting Than Kai Tak?

Tue Mar 05, 2002 2:00 pm

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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