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Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:56 pm

I ran a search here and couldn't find this video here, if it's on the database somewhere, i apologize in advance. this is one cool video of a landing at the old hong kong, the quality isn't great, but cool nevertheless, i had to share with my fellow aviation nuts... enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7xBzH2Ozu4
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IanatSTN
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:33 pm

It is indeed a fantastic video, I have it as an MPEG which is maybe a little higher quality but really yoru not missing out on anything, thanks for posting!

Cheers,
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:45 am

Try this one - it's the penultimate in ridiculous landings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTl1nQ9bO1Y&search=Kai%20Tak


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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:58 am

Edmonton City Centre and San Diego Lindberg Field just don't have the same effect... wish I would have been able to go to Kai Tak before it closed!
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:16 am

Quoting IanatSTN (Reply 1):
I have it as an MPEG

I can't play the one in in the link; where did you get the MPEG version from ?
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:37 am

Still photo's pale in comparison Big grin
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:55 am

That'll put hair on your chest!
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:18 am

Isnt this one of the ITVV DvD's?

Great video and much better quality  Smile!!
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:05 am

That's my uncle in the RHS! He was a first officer on 744 with cathay at the time. He is now a captain on Airbuses based out of Australia. I think flying has not been this interesting for him since then!
 
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:38 am

Thank you for the film. Love it.
 
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:37 am

I have had the great fortune to have ridden in the cockpit jumpseat twice on the IGS approach to Kai Tak. Both times at night and it was certainly spectacular. The weather was not a factor on either occaision and the approaches were flown flawlessly. Add a crosswind or tropical squalls on approach and you would really see how skilled the flightcrews are.
 
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:43 am

Amazing video. Being a passenger on approach to Kai Tak must have been truely a fantastic, yet hair-raising experience. I am dissapointed that I never had the opportunity to experience such an approach, but I thank you for allowing my to visualise it.
 
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:17 am

Whenever I watch those videos I feel relighted my desire of being a pilot.
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:03 pm

Great Video!
I like how the captain flew a this difficult approach manually.


Is the aircraft in the video a B744D?

There doesn't seem to be any winglets on the B747 in one of the exterior shots. Perhaps other aircraft were used for the exterior shots.

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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:05 pm

Flying any approach manually is not at all unusual, whether easy or difficult. Fact is a lot of pilots enjoy hand flying the airplane.
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:38 pm

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 13):
I like how the captain flew a this difficult approach manually.

Kind of a hard approach not to fly manually... if you try to let the airplane do it, there's a good chance you'll clean the engines and flaps off of the left wing when you glance off the checkerboard hill, and shortly thereafter you will likely impact a hill or an apartment building.

Just a thought.

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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:01 pm

All I gotta say is -- those cathay pilots sure were pros at landing at Kai Tak.
 
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:54 pm

Quoting 777fan (Reply 2):
Try this one - it's the penultimate in ridiculous landings:

That was a great video.  airplane 
 
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:17 pm

I'm lucky in that I have this on a tape. It's the opening sequence of a video called 'Wings Over Hong Kong' (Pacific Century Films) which is basically a history of Cathay/Kai Tak. It may still be available - if so, I recommend buying it, it's all thoroughly entertaining and informative.

Certainly a fascinating sequence, and it shows you just how GOOD pilots have to be at their jobs. I especially like the moment when the Captain, hands madly busy with yoke and throttles, calmly says, "I AM visual....."
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:34 pm

Does any one know the call sign of the 747-400 in the first video?
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:41 pm

Quoting TurkishAviator (Reply 19):
Does any one know the call sign of the 747-400 in the first video?

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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:08 pm

Used to live in HK, something i found out later was that some airlines (JAL and china airlines i think) had landing at Kai Tak as one of their final tests for new pilots. this might of course be rubbish, but thought i would throw it in the mixer.

another great video of kai tak is called 'Kai Tak Mania'. Google it!  Smile
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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:17 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 4):
I can't play the one in in the link; where did you get the MPEG version from ?

I believe it was from this site itself, but regrettably it was over a year ago now. Try searching on Google and I'm sure you are likely to find it.

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RE: Great 747 Cockpit Video Of The Old Hong Kong

Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:44 am

I spent many a day sitting up at the old chequer board watching the aircraft coming straight for you then diving right at the eleventh hour, especially the Cathay pilots who had the landing down to a fine art!