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Checkerboard approach to Kai Tak

By widmeister
A Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 making its 47 degree turn at the checkerboard on final approach to runway 13 at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport. The red and white checkerboard is situated on a hill just over one mile from touchdown.
Another of my photographs in the gallery, of the Korean Air, was taken while I was standing on TOP of the checkerboard.

Tags: Transport Aircraft 747 Boeing 747 Airliner Kai tak Checkerboard Cathay pacific Igs

Voters: mohikan22, RoddBC, mathed

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mohikan22 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 9:58AM
insanely LOW!!! well shot and timed because at that altitude it must be going some...


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RoddBC 10 40 United States
9 Aug 2006 6:38PM
I would have loved to experienced that! A boeing 747 coming over at almost roof top level. They use a new airport in Hong Kong now don't they?

widmeister 10 20 Scotland
10 Aug 2006 8:06AM
Yes. The current airport is Chek Lap Kok. This was a mountainous island which they flattened and extended into the sea to 4 times its original size. A big job! It is linked by suspension bridge to Hong Kong Island.

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