Aviation Photo #0136849 Boeing 747-4F6 - Canadian Airlines

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HOT & HIGH!!! This plane is coming in higher and faster than normal. Note the left ailerons and flight spoilers in the full-up position as the pilot attempt to level-off quickly.
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    Gordon Ho
    Canadian Airlines
    Boeing 747-4F6
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    27827
    1038
    C-FGHZ
    385
    Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
    Hong Kong
    China
    June 13, 1998
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Comments (25)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful shot !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I had the pleasure (i think ) of making this approach at night before Kai Tak closed. As I was looking out the window I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
This is a very good shot of what went on.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is a clear picture of an amazing aircraft of a once wonderful airline.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is so hard to fly such a hard leaning in such a low altitude...
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW-Just Wow thats all I can say!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
OMG!!!!!!!!!! That should be photo number one on airliners!! G-R-E-A-T work Gordon!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this picture!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This pic embodies the excitement of landing at Kai Tak. It was never routine always some variable to make each landing something to remember. Les Temps Perdu.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great angle as the plane lands in hong kong
Anonymous
10 years ago
Way to gooooooooooooooo!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Pic. Preobabl passenger are afraid
Anonymous
9 years ago
Another awe inspiring photo from Kak Tai. The plane is perfectly framed with the buildings in the background. Well done.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great picture. The photographer caught the picture at the perfect time.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I miss that older airport. Sad to see it go.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A great photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
I miss that airport too. It was dangerous but it was a challenge for the pilots…
Anonymous
6 years ago
CP7 Heavy. Nice.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Is that a 747 or a big eagle?
Anonymous
6 years ago
I Miss Flying To Hong Kong....Very Challenging yet Enjoyable Approach
Anonymous
5 years ago
Awesome picture!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The left flight spoilers are actually spoilerons and they're in the up position because they are designed to assist the aircraft in turns.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Actually, looking at the position of the rudder, it seems they are leveling out the turn. look at the starboard aileron in down position as well...keep in mind this is an aggressive, precise turn.
Anonymous
4 years ago
You know, frankly I hardly mind about what exactly is going on with the spoilers and ailerons and other control surfaces more than the obvious: what an epic awesome photo! Some Hong Kong governor should for the next elections include reopening of Kai Tak in his program, I bet you he's gonna make millions in donations!
Anonymous
2 years ago
That's what we call HK Heart Attack. But i'm sorry to say, she's on the process of scrapping.

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