Plane flying over residential buildings before Kai Tak Airport was closed down, Hong Kong, China

Plane flying over residential buildings before Kai Tak Airport was closed down, Hong Kong, China

HKG Approach - Looks almost like a Biblical Apocalypse scene. Parents of friends have told me about this old airport. It was in the middle of the city!

HKG Approach - Looks almost like a Biblical Apocalypse scene. Parents of friends have told me about this old airport. It was in the middle of the city!

Cathay Pacific 747 on approach to Kai Tak airport, Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific 747 on approach to Kai Tak airport, Hong Kong.

Plane landing at Kai Tak Airport, overflying the buildings in Kowloon City

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Two times nostalgia combined - Kai Tak Airport & Concorde - via PJ de Jong

Two times nostalgia combined - Kai Tak Airport & Concorde - via PJ de Jong

Landing at the most dangerous runway 13 at Kai Tak Airport, the checkerboard hill was used as a visual reference.

Landing at the most dangerous runway 13 at Kai Tak Airport, the checkerboard hill was used as a visual reference.

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong  Now the stuff of legend, the white-knuckle approach to Kai Tak's runway 13 involved flying low over Hong Kong's densely populated residential districts. Shortly before landing, at a height of less than 1,000 feet, approaching aircraft were required to execute a sharp, and technically challenging, turn to the right to line up with the runway.

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Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong Now the stuff of legend, the white-knuckle approach to Kai Tak's runway 13 involved flying low over Hong Kong's densely populated residential districts. Shortly before landing, at a height of less than 1,000 feet, approaching aircraft were required to execute a sharp, and technically challenging, turn to the right to line up with the runway.

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