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.

The world's scariest airport landings and take-offs

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.

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!

One of the most beautiful sights at Kai Tak -- Air France's retired Concorde makes an elegant takeoff.

Breathtaking photos of Hong Kong airport glory days

One of the most beautiful sights at Kai Tak -- Air France's retired Concorde makes an elegant takeoff.

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: With a perilous runway that jutted out into the sea, and an alarmingly steep descent through skyscrapers

World's scariest airport runways: Would YOU want to land here?

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong: With a perilous runway that jutted out into the sea, and an alarmingly steep descent through skyscrapers

Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport - Awesome footage and background music

Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport - Awesome footage and background music

A long since dead Canadian Airline on approach into Hong Kong's old Kai Tak airport

A long since dead Canadian Airline on approach into Hong Kong's old Kai Tak airport

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