Aviation Photo #0915072 Boeing 747-409 - China Airlines

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Classic view of the standard Kai Tak maneuver, of jumbos threading its way through the concrete jungle.
152   Hong Kong, China
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    Gordon Ho
    China Airlines
    Boeing 747-409
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    24312
    954
    B-164
    Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
    Hong Kong
    China
    June 13, 1998
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Comments (36)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Can't get enough of these stunning checkerboard approaches. Miss it.. Great shot!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The 747-400 is so elegant with its winglets...I would have loved to be in this aircraft to see how the pilot threads his way during this approach
Anonymous
12 years ago
Beautifully sharp image of a colourful aircraft - and it brings it all back!!

Kai Tak I miss you !

John Witt UK
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is nice
Anonymous
12 years ago
Pretty impressive! If you have more of this, please share it with us.
Anonymous
12 years ago
What a tragedy that this view has become history!
Big Thankx for this memorial Gordon,
well done!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
A good picture!

Anonymous
12 years ago
It's so interesting to see the jumbos maneuver to Kai Tak especially the colourful China Airlines
Anonymous
12 years ago
The beautiful swim in the sky,
747-400 is my favorite.
together....forever
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing turn at a so low level...!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice banking and well done
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW!!! Nice photo
Anonymous
12 years ago
Beautiful shape~!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I loved to go to Hong Kong before new airport(Chek Lap Kok) is activated. Not for shopping, but just for approaching at Kai Tak.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love the effect of the thrust coming from the back of the engines!!!! and also the plane flying above the buildings
Anonymous
12 years ago
All the classic Kai-Tak shots of a 747 deserves a 5 star rate.
Anonymous
12 years ago
What a beautiful photo. Lovely aircraft.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Long live the checkerboard approach!!!

Loved this airport.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I like that the Beoing is right front of the buildings.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Good job, Gordon!
Anonymous
12 years ago
There are no Words to describe such a felling! A wonderful 747, on final, at buildings level... I would like to be there.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Reminds me of the few times I was able to visit Kai Tak. The approach was fantastic not just for the spotters but also for the passengers.
Anonymous
12 years ago
A beuatiful picture with all this
buildings and that plane
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like te shot because it's a beautiful machine with a less beautiful background.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Kai Tak will always be missed,one of the most breathtaking approaches any where in this world!

Too bad for progress!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Kai Tak is one of the most diffcult Rwy of the world!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great aircraft...crummy neighborhood-
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is such a pity really that this exciting approach is no longer with us anymore.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Depth of field is great
Anonymous
11 years ago
An absolutely great representation of what Kai Tak was all about! Great centering, shame this airport is now a thing of the past
Anonymous
10 years ago
No more pics from Kai Tak! Great shot and angel
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice work, thank you for posting
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh, thought that was Vegas there in the background for a minute...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic sceanery
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo very good and taked from nice side
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful livery.very well centered also,great contrast.must be nerve wracking for the pilots.

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