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In and out of Kai Tak 1976

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waghorn41
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In and out of Kai Tak 1976

Post by waghorn41 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:03 pm

(in)famous for its over the roof tops approach and departure Kai Tak's single runway ran from the buildings of Kowloon out into the harbour, The harbour approach/departure was a lot less demanding :D
Just to give you a flavour of those far off days, now Kai Tak has gone, here's a few photos from those heady days. All photos taken from the same place - my room. Apologies for the quality but the negs are 44 years old.
Arrivals first
B707 of Singapore Airlines swooping down to skim over the rooftops
ImageKai Tak approach by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
B747 of China Airlines close to touchdown
ImageChina AL 747 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
Pan Am B747 touches down
ImagePanAm 747 04 v2 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
Lufthansa DC10 safely down
ImageLufthansa DC10 03 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
Special visitor arriving
ImageC 040 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
and landing
ImageC 041 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
and then landing the easy way
ImageC 013 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr

departures
Pan Am B747 clawing its way skywards, a sharp turn to port follows
ImagePanAm 747 02 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
And after a turn to port - CP Air B747 with the hills to starboard departs Hong Kong
ImageKai Tak departure by Ian Pursey, on Flickr

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gonetech
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Re: In and out of Kai Tak 1976

Post by gonetech » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:42 pm

Nice memories! So glad I managed to get out there before it closed. Spectacular place.

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