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Kai Tak Airport woes

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1994

I’ve just come across this cutting while clearing out old files

It brought back many memories of struggling through the hot and humid airport terminal with a young family in tow.

And being arbitrarily “bumped off” over-booked China flights when it was imperative to arrive that day or the next for business meetings. China Southern still owes me refunds for a number of “denied boarding” events from over 25 years ago.

On wet days trying to get a taxi from the airport. Forget it!

Flying Club visit by notables-possibly outside Club's Field Cottage headquarters

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

RAF Transport Command.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1946

Screen sho

Choi Hung Road -Then and Now

Aerial photo showing the eastern part of the Kai Tak Airport and western foot hill of Kowloon Peak (Fei Ngo Shan).  Photo source: unknown 

KAI TACK airport location diagram-1937

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

Are there any mapping enthusiasts out there who have access to this map/diagram which is a pre-war air pilots aid to finding and landing at Kai Tak aerodrome?

Dated 1937, it was produced by SHELL AVIATION, an off-shoot of the SHELL OIL Company.

SHELL initially create and distributed airfield diagrams for the many new aerodrome being constructed around the UK, and when fliers started flying further afield, the company started producing them for airfields overseas. Prior to this, pilots made their own hand-drawn route maps and airfield diagrams

Hong-Kong Kai-Tak airport

Text on Flickr:

06/07/1998

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1998

CNAC & CAT airliners impounded at Kai Tak.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Only a few of the aircraft are shown here, around 72 were involved eventually.

Initially a number were flown to the mainland by their crews

Kaitak-Airport- HAECO-aerial-photo-1989.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1989

Aerial view of Kaitak Airport maintenance apron with HAECO premises in 1989. Scan from HAECO 40th anniversary album presented to employees.

Kai Tak Airport-aircraft related street/road names

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1980

A number of streets/roads were named after aircraft using Kai Tak

What happened to the street signs after the airport's closure

Did they go for scap or preservation?

Kai Tak airport site given up when new runway built-early1960s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

This picture gives a different perspective of the Kai Tal Airport site and the San Po Kong area  than that we normally see.

David’s recent 2017 photographs appear to have been taken from a high level in the area where the remains of Runway 13 can be seen crossing the incomplete Prince Edward Road.

The RAF/Japanese hangar can be seen in the centre in plain sight, and with open access to the nearby main road

 

 

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