1966 Kowloon and Kai Tak

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 19:49

Photo courtesy of Peter Lisle-Taylor

Date picture taken
1 Nov 1966


Submitted by
moddsey (not verified)
Fri, 08/29/2008 - 00:17

The small rocky outcrop in the harbour with the navigational beacon just to the right of the approach lighting was called Channel Rock. It disappeared in the early 1970s when the runway at Kai Tak was extended.

These photos from the 1960s are striking for their clear blue skies - but also for the thick black smoke streaming out behind the jet planes taking off. They could put a CMB bus to shame!

Does anyone know why modern planes look so much cleaner?