23AUG20 / 0300Z - Kai-Tak Fly-In | The Heart Attack Approach @ VHHX


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Kai-Tak Fly In


Ready for a heart-dropping approach? Ready to fly over the virtual Kowloon City just feet above the buildings? Come on down to Kai-Tak!
The world famous Kai Tak approach, often called the Heart Attack Approach to Runway 13 has you make a 47 degree turn at just 650 feet AGL, and exit out of that turn lined up with the runway at just 140 feet AGL. This daring approach requires you to turn just at the right time, if you turn too late you’re into a mountain.


Time

2020-08-23T03:00:00Z (automatically converts to your local time)

Gates

Heavy Gates
Gate Airline Origin Aircraft Estimated Flight Time Pilot
Gate 01 Cathay Pacific London-Heathrow 747-400 11 hours 35 minutes
Gate 02 Qatar Doha 777-300ER 8 hours 10 minutes
Gate 03 Pan-Am San Francisco 747-200 14 hours 19 minutes @lucaviness
Gate 04 Air Canada Vancouver 747-200 13 hours 15 minutes
Gate 05 United Airlines Chicago-O’Hare 777-200ER (Old Livery) 15 hours 50 minutes @Pingu
Gate 06 South African Johannesburg 747-200 12 hours 30 minutes
Gate 07 Pakistan Airlines Karachi 747-200 6 hours 1 minute
Gate 08 Alitalia Rome 747-200 11 hours 5 minutes
Gate 15 Air France Paris-DeGaulle 747-400 12 hours 5 minutes @Voyager456
Gate 16 British Airways London-Heathrow 747-400 11 hours 35 minutes @United2
Gate 17 United Airlines Los Angeles 747-400 14 hours 35 minutes @Suhas
Gate 18 Cathay Pacific Perth A330-300 7 hours 45 minutes
Gate 19 Cathay Pacific Toronto (via Anchorage) 747-400 16 hours
Gate 20 Northwest Airlines Minneapolis 747-200 15 hours 29 minutes
Gate 21 KLM Amsterdam 747-200 11 hours 10 minutes @AAEagle
Gate 22 Swiss Zurich MD-11 11 hours 15 minutes
Gate 23 Qantas Sydney 747-400 9 hours 5 minutes
Gate 24 Koreanair Seoul A330-300 3 hours 45 minutes
Gate 25 Lufthansa Frankfurt 747-400 11 hours
Gate 26 Air New Zealand Auckland 777-300ER 11 hours 15 minutes
Gate 27 Cathay Pacific Paris-Orly 747-400 12 hours 5 minutes
Gate 28 Cathay Pacific Bahrain A330-300 8 hours 28 minutes
Gate 29 Scandanavian Copenhagen 747-200 10 hours 50 minutes
Gate 30 Cathay Pacific New Chitose 747-400 4 hours 5 minutes @TylerShah
Gate 31 United Airlines Seattle 747-400 13 hours 28 minutes @Stellar_G
Gate 32 Emirates Dubai 777-200LR 7 hours 55 minutes @BritishAirways001
Gate 33 Singapore Singapore A330-300 3 hours 42 minutes
Gate 47 Delta Los Angeles MD-11 14 hours 35 minutes @Andy350
Gate 48 Garuda Indonesia Jakarta MD-11 4 hours 45 minutes
Gate 49 Japan Airlines Tokyo-Haneda 747-200 4 hours 45 minutes
Gate 50 Cathay Pacific Taipei 747-400 1 hour 30 minutes @infiniteflight.hk
Gate 51 Singapore Airlines Honolulu A330-300 10 hours 53 minutes
Gate 52 Philippine Airlines Manila 747-400 1 hour 53 minutes @Infinite_Josh
Gate 53 Cathay Pacific Cairns A330-300 7 hours 5 minutes
Gate 54 Qantas Brisbane 747-400 8 hours 30 minutes
Gate 55 Qantas Melbourne 747-400 9 hours 30 minutes
Gate 56 Cathay Pacific Port Moresby A330-300 6 hours 45 minutes
Gate 57 Thai Airways Bangkok 747-400 2 hours 25 minutes
Gate 58 Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur 747-400 3 hours 37 minutes
Gate 59 Cathay Pacific Tokyo-Narita 747-400 4 hours 50 minutes
Gate 60 Cathay Pacific Penang A330-300 3 hours 40 minutes
Gate 61 Cathay Pacific Denpasar 747-400 4 hours 45 minutes
Narrowbody Gates
Gate Airline Origin Aircraft Estimated Flight Time Pilot
Gate 34 Dragonair Shanghai-Hongqiao A321 2 hours 10 minutes
Gate 35 Dragonair Beijing A321 3 hours 20 minutes
Gate 36 Dragonair Xiamen A321 1 hour 10 minutes
Gate 37 JAL Express Osaka 737-800 3 hours 50 minutes
Gate 38 JAL Express Fukuoka 737-800 3 hours 48 minutes @VH-VCQ
Gate 71 Eva Air Taipei A321 1 hour 30 minutes
Gate 72 Dragonair Hiroshima A321 4 hours 18 minutes
Gate 73 Dragonair Phnom Penh A321 2 hours 30 minutes
Gate 74 Philippine Airlines Cebu A321 2 hours 50 minutes
Gate 76 Dragonair Chengdu A321 2 hours 10 minutes
Gate 77 Dragonair Chongqing A321 2 hours 5 minutes
Gate 78 Dragonair Nanjing A321 2 hours 10 minutes
Gate 79 Dragonair Guilin A321 1 hour 20 minutes
Gate 80 Dragonair Kota Kinabalu A321 2 hours 50 minutes
Gate 81 JAL Express Okinawa 737-800 2 hours 20 minutes
Cargo Gates
Gate Airline Origin Aircraft Estimated Flight Time Pilot
Gate 41 Varig Bangkok MD-11F 2 hours 25 minutes
Gate 43 FedEx Los Angeles MD-11F 14 hours 35 minutes
Gate 44 Martinair Amsterdam MD-11F 11 hours 10 minutes
Gate 45 UPS Anchorage MD-11F 10 hours 39 minutes
Gate 46 Cathay Pacific Anchorage 747-400 10 hours 39 minutes

Runway 13 Approach

This approach, often called the Checkerboard Approach starts to the southwest of the airport flying heading 270 at 6000 feet over Cheung Chau Island (small island to the right of VOR CH). Aircraft then proceed to fix GOLF. When you reach GOLF, turn right heading 040 and descend to 4500. This should take you right to VHHH. When you reach VHHH, turn right heading 090 and begin your approach. You should continue flying heading 090 right through fix HKOM1, at around 1500 feet by this fix. Continue flying straight through HKMM1 at no more than 700 feet. 2-4 seconds after passing this fix, begin your 47 degree right hand turn to line up with the runway!

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A few videos to get you hyped up

Kai Tak Approach from inside a 747



Very Low Planes over Kowloon City

Super low!


Hope to see you there!

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Awesome event! I’ll take gate 05 from Chicago O’hare! Can’t wait!

that first 747 landing was L O U D

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Oooooooooh this has definitely gained my interest. I’ll have to wait until the time comes out though. I’m usually a last second signer-upper.

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I live in hong kong (my sleep schedule wrecked) and sunlight is between 0000Z to about 1000z in the winter and 1100z in the summer.

Hope this helps!

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What about 2200Z? I looked up Hong Kong sunrise for the date of this event and it says that’s when it comes up.

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yes but not very bright until 2330Z ish and I probs think about the morning is good for visibility (checkerboard)

and before 0000z l would not attend due to my sleep schedule

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Can you put me on standby please

Looks great Rocco - I’ll take Gate 03 from SFO please!

I am taking this! Btw it depends what time it is, but the one that works best for me 1200Z is leading.

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This plz thank you

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Let’s get some more votes in the poll now that our Asia and Oceanic members are waking up!

Ill take the Alitalia B742 to Rome :)

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from* Rome ;)

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長洲島-6000ft-Golf-HDG 040 4500ft|赤鱲角-VHHH|轉090-HKOM1 大約1500 ft
到達HKMM之後47度,啟德13跑道

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My college is just besides the checkerboard hill of VHHX, such a nice event!

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Is it on expert server?

Gate 17 on the UA744 from LA please and thank you.

Awesome event Rocco, should be fun! I like the Kai Tak approach a lot. Last time I was there I had a -7 landing 😏

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Final Poll

  • 1100Z
  • 1000Z
  • 0400Z

0 voters

May I have the Gate 50 please? Thanks so much for organizing this event!

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Yes, this will be on the Expert Server