Bring back Hong Kongs Kai Tak Airport

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Re: Bring back Hong Kongs Kai Tak Airport

Postby Satellite TV » 04 Jan 2010, 16:04

tommy525 wrote:Yeah too bad the one and only time I landed in Kaitak riding jump seat in the cockpit we came in from the ocean side. Major bummer. It was on a Thai Airways A300. It was exciting nonetheless, but wouldve been way more had it been the regular way with that wicked hard right and quick drop to the runway !!



Imagine being with these poor chappies though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe36UMRk ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G4KF74T ... re=related
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Re: Bring back Hong Kongs Kai Tak Airport

Postby tommy525 » 05 Jan 2010, 00:30

The TV series 12 oclock high, ever see it? Those bombers were just sitting ducks for the fighters. Many must surly not expect to come back from a mission.
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Re: Bring back Hong Kongs Kai Tak Airport

Postby smellybumlove » 06 Jan 2010, 05:16

I grew up next door to a BA pilot, his son used to tell me hes one of the few that fly into hong kong and i remember the storys his dad would tell me about the approach and tail winds.
They got a big bonus for doing that route too, guy was stinking rich!.

Never saw it before though, thanks.
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Re: Bring back Hong Kongs Kai Tak Airport

Postby tommy525 » 17 May 2010, 14:51

First time such a large plane has landed at Songshan when this China Airlines A333 decided to use the airport when winds exceeded max at Taoyuan on Apr 30, 2009. CAL considers Songshan as an alternate when Taoyuan is not usable. Later the plane with passengers took off again for Taoyuan (must have been a pretty short flight that one).

Proves the airport can be used for A333 sized aircraft safely. Perhaps even the 777.

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Re: Bring back Hong Kongs Kai Tak Airport

Postby Nuwanor » 01 Jun 2010, 16:06

They still haven't really done anything useful with all that land
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