Aviation Photo #1505982 Boeing 747-367 - Cathay Pacific Airways

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It was here before but now its time to be returned to Airliners.net. Thanks to all that have made this the most well known photo I have ever taken.
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    Daryl Chapman - Bauhinia photography
    Cathay Pacific Airways
    Boeing 747-367
    Boeing 747-300
    Boeing 747-300
    Boeing
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    B-HIK
    Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
    Hong Kong
    China
    July 1998
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Photo Added: March 30, 2009

Comments (29)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Glad to see this photo back on A.net Daryl.
It almost perfectly personifies the spirit of Hong-Kong.

Cheers - Vishal Jolapara
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing photo! Reminds me of my unforgettable landing in Kai Tak in 1996.
Anonymous
10 years ago
An amazing shot Daryl....simply amazing!

Andrew
Singapore
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best Kai Tak picture ever. It has everything that brought back my memory of Hong Kong: contrast of morden High-rise and old building, red Toyota taxi, traditional chinese characters, and of course a Cathay Jumbo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic photo...
The old housing in the foreground and the modern housing in the background... And just marvelous to se the 747... A great mixture of new and old. :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is probably the most spectacular picture I have seen of a Kai Tak landing, and thats saying something!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot,
Anonymous
10 years ago
A classic! Truly the best picture to describe the unique airport that Kai Tak was.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Once in a lifetime shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
This must be one of the best photos I have ever seen. I wish I had this framed in A0 size. Brilliant
Anonymous
10 years ago
An instant classic. Well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fake!! Only joking Daryl, this is a tremendous shot and really captures the spirit of Kai Tak. Thanks very much.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing! Far better than SXM photos ;-)

Frank YXU
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly a fantastic moment, i wish i could taste this airport before it closed. Thanks for sharing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly unique view
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the Hong Kong I ever know since I was a little boy!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just a classic shot, sums up the approach to Kai Tak low over the city. Very evocative.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I bought this print in HKG last month, framed, and I love it! Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Right place, right time... Awesome... Of course, 5/5!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great capture, miss those 747-300's
Anonymous
10 years ago
No wonder why those apartment look so ruined!

Can't really image the amount of flights per day.

Great Shot, thanks for sharing

Grettings from Argentina
Anonymous
10 years ago
Outstanding... it speaks for itself!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture!! the right place in the right time!! Cathay should use it as advertising!!
The buildings looks just like Caracas!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Well i trully believe that CX could use this for their advertisement campaign...this picture once again brought back the memories of Kai Tak and its daring and challenging landings!!! 5* without questions...excellent work Daryl!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
A great capture of modern plane penetrating the mix of old city remains back in 1990s and the the greenery mountain as backdrop of the Kai Tak Airport and Victoria Habour. Simply love it!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
An awesome shot of the gr8 Kai Tak and the gr8 Cathay Pacific Airways !

Sean D'Silva
Anonymous
8 years ago
The perspective of the street with people and cars, the apartments and other buildings, with the big jet floating in front of the hills in the background is just dazzling!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This photo belongs on a book cover (If not Already). I can see it now...The Best of Kai Tak. ***** Wayne C.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I lived there many years ago, that's simply the view when I looked out my window! 5 star is not enough to show how great this shot is......really miss those good old days

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