From Tristars to 777s, with great airside locations and an exciting flightdeck ride on a Virgin A340 past the Checkerboard, this really is The Best of Kai Tak.
Here’s a full description of the original videos, now combined on a double DVD:
Hong Kong 98 – Last Look at Kai Tak
Filmed in June 98, only weeks before the airport closed, this spectacular video captured the latest aircraft that used Kai Tak, with A330s, A340s, 777s and MD90s featured along with a strong cast of 747s -over 30 of them!
With superb airside locations and shots of the airport from a helicopter, you get to see that unique curved approach from five different viewpoints.
That’s not all! We take you onto the flightdeck of a Virgin Atlantic A340, at 21,000ft – just as it begins its descent down to that famous curved approach, past the Chequerboard, to Runway 13.
Great action shots from a unique airport that’s gone for ever, featuring over 100 aircraft and 50 airlines including:
A330s: Malaysia, Korean Air, Dragonair, Garuda, Thai, PAL.
B777s: Thai, China Southern, Cathay, ANA, Emirates.
China Northern MD90.
Cathay ‘Spirit of Hong Kong’ 747, Cathay 777-300
Air China Hercules
UPS ‘Olympic’ 747
China Southern A320
China Airlines 737
China Eastern A340, MD90 & MD11
Over 30 more 747s
Airport Action Hong Kong
Its Tristar time at Kai Tak in this 1995 video, with aircraft from both Cathay and Dragonair. Most of Cathay’s aircraft are in their old colours, as are those of China Airlines and Air Hong Kong.
Filmed from three classic locations around the airport, in some excellent weather, this captured the essence of this amazing airport – now gone forever!
Aircraft featured include:
MD11s of China Eastern & Thai. Brunei 757.
China A/L & Mandarin 747SPs. Cathay & Dragonair Tristars.
DC10s of Garuda, JAL, Japan Asia & Malaysia.
Cambodia & Air Mike 727s. Vietnam 767.
A300s of China Eastern, Garuda, Thai & PAL.
747s of JUST, JAL, Polar, Tower, Evergreen, UPS & Kalitta.
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