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More: China Airlines
More: Boeing 747-409
More: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed)
More: China - Hong Kong, June 13, 1998
Remark Photographer
B-164 (cn 24312/954) Classic view of the standard Kai Tak maneuver, of jumbos threading its way through the concrete jungle.
More: Gordon Ho
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Photo added: September 5, 2005
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A visitor from Canada posted Tue June 19, 2012:
Beautiful livery.very well centered also,great contrast.must be nerve wracking for the pilots.

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Tue December 18, 2007:
This photo very good and taked from nice side

A visitor from - posted Tue December 4, 2007:
Fantastic sceanery

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 9, 2007:
Oh, thought that was Vegas there in the background for a minute...

A visitor from United States posted Mon February 12, 2007:
Nice work, thank you for posting

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu February 1, 2007:
No more pics from Kai Tak! Great shot and angel

A visitor from Australia posted Sun October 29, 2006:
An absolutely great representation of what Kai Tak was all about! Great centering, shame this airport is now a thing of the past

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 14, 2006:
Depth of field is great

A visitor from Canada posted Fri August 11, 2006:
It is such a pity really that this exciting approach is no longer with us anymore.

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 11, 2006:
Great aircraft...crummy neighborhood-

A visitor from China posted Wed July 5, 2006:
Kai Tak is one of the most diffcult Rwy of the world!

A visitor from United States posted Wed June 21, 2006:
Kai Tak will always be missed,one of the most breathtaking approaches any where in this world!

Too bad for progress!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon February 13, 2006:
I like te shot because it's a beautiful machine with a less beautiful background.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu September 22, 2005:
A beuatiful picture with all this
buildings and that plane

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 9, 2005:
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.

A visitor from Portugal posted Thu September 8, 2005:
There are no Words to describe such a felling! A wonderful 747, on final, at buildings level... I would like to be there.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Wed September 7, 2005:
Good job, Gordon!

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 7, 2005:
I like that the Beoing is right front of the buildings.

A visitor from Austria posted Wed September 7, 2005:
Long live the checkerboard approach!!!

Loved this airport.

A visitor from Finland posted Wed September 7, 2005:
What a beautiful photo. Lovely aircraft.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed September 7, 2005:
All the classic Kai-Tak shots of a 747 deserves a 5 star rate.

A visitor from Romania posted Wed September 7, 2005:
I love the effect of the thrust coming from the back of the engines!!!! and also the plane flying above the buildings

A visitor from Thailand posted Wed September 7, 2005:
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.

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Wed September 7, 2005:
Beautiful shape~!

A visitor from Finland posted Wed September 7, 2005:
WOW!!! Nice photo

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed September 7, 2005:
Nice banking and well done

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Wed September 7, 2005:
Amazing turn at a so low level...!

A visitor from Saudi Arabia posted Wed September 7, 2005:
The beautiful swim in the sky,
747-400 is my favorite.

A visitor from Canada posted Wed September 7, 2005:
It's so interesting to see the jumbos maneuver to Kai Tak especially the colourful China Airlines

A visitor from Canada posted Wed September 7, 2005:
A good picture!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue September 6, 2005:
What a tragedy that this view has become history!
Big Thankx for this memorial Gordon,
well done!!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue September 6, 2005:
Pretty impressive! If you have more of this, please share it with us.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue September 6, 2005:
This is nice

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue September 6, 2005:
Beautifully sharp image of a colourful aircraft - and it brings it all back!!

Kai Tak I miss you !

John Witt UK

A visitor from France posted Tue September 6, 2005:
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

A visitor from Denmark posted Mon September 5, 2005:
Can't get enough of these stunning checkerboard approaches. Miss it.. Great shot!!

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