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More: Lufthansa
More: Boeing 747-430
More: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed)
More: China - Hong Kong, Early 1990's
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More: Gerard Helmer
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Photo added: May 10, 2006
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A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon January 21, 2013:
Awesome stuff. You can actually see the left wing (low speed) aileron being deployed to level off quickly.

A visitor from United States posted Fri June 1, 2012:
Lufthansa Jumbo pilots were excellent in the eighties. This shot exemplifies the virtuosity that they exhibited routinely.

A visitor from - posted Fri October 28, 2011:
WOW amazing

A visitor from - posted Fri May 13, 2011:
747-400 + Kai Tak = Things that i will miss

A visitor from Malaysia posted Sat September 11, 2010:
Kai Tak was one scary landing!

A visitor from Romania posted Fri August 27, 2010:
Love Kai Tak

A visitor from Mexico posted Sun March 21, 2010:
B747, Master of the skies!!

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu September 3, 2009:
The wings are very long

A visitor from Australia posted Mon May 11, 2009:
If I had a nickle, I'd give it to the photographer. And believe me, I don't hand out nickles liberally anymore due to the global recession.

A visitor from Turkey posted Sun November 2, 2008:
Never seen a 747 doing this before

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue July 10, 2007:
Spectacular shot of the 747-430 series 5* rating ..

A visitor from India posted Wed October 18, 2006:
Its a spectacular photo.perfect timing.gr8 job

A visitor from United States posted Sun September 17, 2006:
Very graceful shot!

A visitor from Ireland posted Sun September 3, 2006:
Cool man very nice. what a shot i think we all miss shots like this from kai tak

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed July 19, 2006:
...And this is why the 747 is my favourite plane! 5 stars for sure!! Absolutely beautiful!

A visitor from United States posted Wed July 12, 2006:
Creates excitement

A visitor from South Africa posted Tue July 11, 2006:
Best of lufthansa that i have seen

A visitor from Australia posted Wed June 14, 2006:
Always nice to see photos of what have now become distant memories of Kai Tak

A visitor from Panama posted Thu May 18, 2006:
Incredible banking shot with nice refrence to buildings and terrain.

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 18, 2006:
I was about to say "That reminds me of a good ol' Kai Tak approach, well, I guess it actually was.

Nice shot!

A visitor from Canada posted Sun May 14, 2006:
NOW we will just hang a right and drop it down the center line

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri May 12, 2006:
HEAVYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Good pic. I miss Kai Tak!

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 12, 2006:
This guy must think he's "Top Gun."

A visitor from Germany posted Fri May 12, 2006:
It was a sharp approach wasn't it?

A visitor from Canada posted Fri May 12, 2006:
I miss seeing this famous Kai Tak Intl. landing.

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri May 12, 2006:
Perfect... beutiful only miss quality in the film.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu May 11, 2006:
What a beauty! Great airport, great airline, great pilots...

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 11, 2006:
I was just flying on one of those birds . . . this is a great shot that depicts the beauty of the airplane from the outside! Wonderful work; you did a good job catching the aircraft at an interesting angle, too. I love those triple-slotted flaps and slats when they are deployed like this, especially on a Kai-Tak approach. The airplane looks like it is glaring down at the earth - I love the design of the cockpit windows of the 744. Again, nice!!!

A visitor from Poland posted Thu May 11, 2006:
Great Pic, too bad we won't see any A380 comming int this crazy little airport...

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Thu May 11, 2006:
Another ex-fighter pilot(s)?

A visitor from India posted Thu May 11, 2006:
Amazing pic........looks majestic....747 is indeed the queen of the skies.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu May 11, 2006:
Something of a rarity!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu May 11, 2006:
LH 747 in superzoom. Wow. Looks brilliant. Could be a picture from the LH PR department

A visitor from Australia posted Thu May 11, 2006:
Whoaaa what's with that sorta banking?

A visitor from Pakistan posted Thu May 11, 2006:
NO No captain this is not F-16 .... this is B-744

A visitor from United States posted Thu May 11, 2006:
WHOA! HARD TO STEER, IS IT

A visitor from India posted Thu May 11, 2006:
Cool

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Thu May 11, 2006:
It's the best photo which I have ever seen!
Thanks Gerard for sharing :-)

A visitor from Australia posted Wed May 10, 2006:
Excellent angle..perfect!!!

A visitor from France posted Wed May 10, 2006:
Yeah! The profis are comming!

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