Remarks: The south half of the runway and the south parking apron. The big blue building on the lower left was the Government Flying Service hangar, which is still kept quite intact. Kai Tak will probably keep her coastal line, and this area is planned to develop various tourist facilities including a cruise liner terminal, a heliport, a big district park, and hotels etc. Does this photo recall your memory that once you took off from here into the sky in the good old days? [Canon S3IS ISO80 f5.6 1/100s]
Remarks: A view from the "Ngong Ping 360" (Cable Car System) Rescue Trail, showing the east portion of the Airport Island, where the major aviation activities are carried out. [Canon S3 IS ISO80 f8.0 1/200s]
Remarks: Ready for pushback while serving flight JS152 for Pyong Yang. At the back an IranAir's Boeing 747SP-86, EP-IAD, is being towed to a remote parking location. Lucky to have these two rare planes together.
Remarks: An overview of Sek Kong Airfield from its control tower. In the photo there is one Westland Wessex helicopter of RAF No. 28 Squadron and four Westland Scout helicopters of Army Air Corps No. 660 Squadron. You can also see the hangar on the left. The highest hill in the photo is the 957-metre "Tai Mo Shan", which is also the highest in Hong Kong.
Remarks: View of the airside departures central concourse from the landside hall. A control tower is overviewing the concourse? No, it is only a model in the children's playground beside the food court. Why is the lady at the bottom so exciting?
Remarks: In-flight CA1316 from Guangzhou to Beijing. We are climbing up to the cruising level and the TV screens are still displaying the take-off live show over the ground. Unfortunately it is not clear as it is full of hazes outside. Air China adopts 2-5-2 seating configuration for its Boeing 777.
Remarks: An early photo when this Air New Zealand (NZ) plane was leased to CX. Note the unique colour scheme which is different from the standard one. To study this livery carefully you will find it has an NZ style. For examples, the "Cathay Pacific" title and the Swire logo are actually where the "Air New Zealand" title and the New Zealand national flag located respectively. This plane was allocated to serve flights CX712/3 (HKG-BKK-SIN and v.v.) during its CX period.
Remarks: A starboard window view of aircraft taking off Runway 13. You can see the north shore of Hong Kong Island from Quarry Bay to Wan Chai. The Air New Zealand's plane is serving Flight CX713 from Hong Kong to Singapore via Bangkok, when it is on lease to Cathay Pacific.
Remarks: The observation deck, which was later closed for redevelopment as airline lounges few years before Kai Tak's closure. This is the western portion of the original observation deck, while the eastern portion had already been redeveloped as airline lounges (the structure with white roof as shown on the left) when this photo was taken.
Remarks: Serving the last flight of the day to Beijing, KA906, which is not fully loaded even on this smaller plane. All passengers are aboard and waiting for pushback. You can see the lighting inside the cockpit as the cockpit door is still opened.