Kai Tak Checkerboard

I’m trying to do the checkerboard approach into Kai Tak today, but I need help finding the actual checkerboard. Does anyone know a spot in the sim that could be the checkerboard?

Sorry but the scenery is at too low of a resolution for it to properly show. I guess just look for a black splotch on the mountain but besides that. I think it’s impossible.

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Ooh, that sounds fun! I don’t know the exact location in IF, but I do have the approach chart handy. You can try to match that to the respective VOR’s and waypoints in IF to determine the location. I’ll leave it below.

Good luck!

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Is the little rectangle under the checkerboard the runway?

Yes it is.

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My personal tips on the Kai-Tak attack:

  • Don’t worry if you turn a little late or loosely, the runway is really long.

  • Practice your visual work, especially on larger aircraft,

  • Don’t use visual aids (aside from the Checkerboard), just focus on turning to the runway.

  • Just know, it’s easier than you think if you have visual experience. Remember, calibrate your controls, take a few deep breaths, and let it roll!

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This is what Tyler used for when Kai Tak was featured a couple months back. It should get you pretty close, if not 100% replicate what the Checkerboard Approach is in real life.

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For good practice, I would suggest the Canarsie Visual or VOR Approach on KJFK’s Runway 13R - it has plenty of room, great visual aids, and does the job very well.

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Thank you that helps a ton!

@LongHaulGuy Zoom in on the final part of the screenshot provided by @ToasterStroodie

As far as i remember from when VHHX was featured, the checkerboard is just above the waypoint HKMM1

Just loosely follow the FPL and you should be good!

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Thanks!

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