Today the infamous Kai Tak is open, so I decided to do the most historic route with the most historic aircraft: LA - HK in a Cathay Pacific 747!
Let’s dive into more of the details!
KLAX - VHHX
Aircraft in use
747-400 (Cathay Pacific)
Let’s see some pictures!
Loading up at LAX, when the sun starts to rise!
V1… Rotate! rip centerline 😅
A very cool parallel departure with a China Airlines 747 also headed for Kai Tak!
After a long cruise through Track “K” over the Pacific, this moonshot over Taiwan makes up for it!
Fast forward to this sharp turn over Macau to line up with the Stonecutters’ VOR!
Runway visual over Kowloon just as the sun rises!
The amazing 47 degree bank onto final, Runway 13 in Kai Tak!
Making the final corrections before touchdown, while viewing the brilliant 747 party in Kai Tak!
The double-decker Beaty viewing its sleeker faster predecessor landing In Kai Tak!
A sight to behold, a Northwestern 747 in Kai Tak, while I’m unloading!
I hope you enjoyed my flight to Kai Tak!
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