Aviation Photo #1032914 Boeing 747-412 - Singapore Airlines

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The pilot was trying hard to level the plane for final approach Rwy 13. You can see that from the uplifted aileron.
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    Simon Wong
    Singapore Airlines
    Boeing 747-412
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    24064
    755
    9V-SMD
    Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
    Hong Kong
    China
    May 16, 1998
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Comments (20)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Thanks for sharing this great Kai Tak memory, a great plane and a great airport, and a great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Miss them ole days at kai tak with them tricky approaches due to crosswinds
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh, I miss Kai Tak so much!
What's a nice photo with good angle!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a toy, and a toy town
Anonymous
10 years ago
No matter how many Kai Tak photo's I see they still always look great especially with the old Megatop's.

Hoppe777
Anonymous
10 years ago
I miss Kai Tak so much! Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good shot, very very hard to do indeed! the pilot will be using every muscle to correct that bank, and get the 744 level wings for runway 13, very hard approach to carry out!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shame these sorts of shots dont come very often!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot, at a great timing.

however to add to the discussion, it doesn't seem the pilot was really struggling or trying too hard. The spoilerons are not deflecting yet.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good quality, for an old shot. Nice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Those were the days at Kai Tak. T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The pilot has almost completed the 47 degree turn and and trying to level off for sure,Five Stars of course for this kind of shot. By the way where was it so far??????
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's easy to see why they had to close down Kai Tak first of all you have mountains and high rise flats everywhere and then you number the runway No.13! scary...
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks like a toy
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very classical scenery in Hong Kong. Kai Tak was a very good airport due to its quality and safety (one of the airports with the lowest accident rates). I miss Kai Tak very much. I really do not understand why the government cannot keep two airports (Kai Tak and New airport) here...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot, really shows off the scary the Kai Tak approach...pity they closed, as know i wont be able to experience that approach :(
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very Nice Shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ooh! I really miss Kai tak And Hong Kong!! great capture
Anonymous
6 years ago
Shows the lines of the lady perfectly,also nice to see the wings at work.

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