kaitakfan
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Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 2:14 pm


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As the topic says, Big thanks to you HKGspotter! I was so pleased to see this photo uploaded to the database I just had to make a public thank you! Ever since you showed me this print in HKG back in 1999 I had always wanted to see this shot again! Out of all the inflight shots of the IGS approach to Kai Tak, this one takes the gold metal of all shots. It has the checkerboard, Lion rock, the mighty 747-400 wing, and the classic Hong Kong cloudy sky! All in all it is a perfect shot and It easily has made it to my wall paper now!

Cheers!
Brian
 
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:05 pm

This is a beautiful shot. I wish I could have witnessed the magic of Kai Tak. Is there any airport here in the States or Canada that has an approach thats Kai Takish?  Smile

aaron.
 
hkg82
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:25 pm

Yes it's a fantastic shot. I like cabin window shots & some of the Kai Tak pictures in this category of photos are superb!

Hkgspotter1 is a talented photographer, and someday I'll see him do his magic in person (like hopefully this coming Saturday Daryl!!)  Smile

Hkg82.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:30 pm

Well Thank you very much for that Brian. The truth is when I took the pic I was waiting for the checker board to pass the window, it was luck that Lion Rock was lined as well !!
 
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:36 pm

Hkg82,

Thank you for that but there are so many good aviation photographers on this site.

Are you sure your going on Saturday ??

Rgds
Daryl
 
hkg82
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:41 pm

You're welcome Daryl. But your Kai Tak shots are great that I can't praise them enough.

As it stands now yes, I'll be able to make it. It's about time I go spotting with you guys. Besides, I haven't gone spotting in ages, not since the A346 arrived on its promotional tour in Hong Kong, on that wet day. Remember? I saw you guys for the first time, should've come up & said hi! Oh well...

By the way, happy birthday, kind of late, but what the hey  Smile

Hkg82.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:19 pm

Its not late its today !!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy, See you on Saturday !
 
hkg82
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:30 pm

Oh, it's today? I thought it was yesterday!

Anyway happy birthday! Big grin

Hkg82.
 
Sabena332
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:35 pm

I agree, this is a great pic!

Patrick
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:00 pm

Yes, this is definitely one brilliant shot! It reminds me of the lovely days of Kai Tak, approaching when I was a younger lad sitting at the window after a long flight.

Daryl, Happy Birthday, hope to see you tomorrow. I doubt I will be able to make it this Saturday, I have to go sailing.

Keep up the good work Hkgspotter1!

Trevor
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hkgspotter1
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 12:29 am

Thank you for your birthday wishes !!
 
Sabena332
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 12:40 am

Sorry, I forgot. Happy Birthday!

Patrick
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Mr.BA
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:13 am

Happy Belated Birthday Daryl! That was a very nice picture. Keep it up  Smile
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:31 am

Very nice pic Daryl, it's just an absolute shame that Kai Tak is no more....
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kaitakfan
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:58 am

Happy Birthday as well Daryl! Hope you had a great day! Now Daryl I know your still holding back some more excelent Kai Tak photographs! Please continue to treat us with some of your best as you have been doing lately!

Cheers!
Brian
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 9:42 am

Brian,

Do you send pics in to Airliners.net ?, if you do you will know how hard it is !!, I'll try and send in some more pictures from the helicopter trip.
 
kaitakfan
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 10:39 am

Daryl,

Yes I have tried before, but not having a scanner and uncooperative friends that do have one leads me to not bother much anymore. But I do understand the difficult nature of it all! However I would be willing to bet those pics from your Heli flight over Kai Tak would make it to the database easily! I think I speak for most viewers here, Airliners.net cant get enough Kai Tak photos!

Cheers!
Brian
 
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RE: Big Thanks To HKGspotter1 For This!

Fri Jun 21, 2002 6:24 pm

HKGSpotter1: -

I have just returned to HK last week, I am interested in this little outing tomorrow, could you send me an e-mail so I knows your mobile no (my e-mail is in my profile)!

See you there

Kev
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