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Kai Tak Airport - Hangar 3 - Engineering Staff - c.1981 - (corrected caption)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1981

Kai Tak Airport - Hangar 3 - Engineering Staff - c.1981

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1981

Photo taken inside Hangar No.3 of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company  ("HAECO") premises.

In the background is an Air Niugini Boeing 707 ,undergoing overhaul.

1956 Progress reclamation KT

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The Sacred Hill has almost disappeared. The small garden at the left middle border, containing the Sung Wong Toi stone, is being landscaped. (Source: Noel Hitching RAF)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

My only memory with Kai Tak

Hi guys. I am new to gwulo.com. Nice to meet you all and learn the history about Hong Kong from all of you.

I took the pictures below last year from Kai Tak Airport Photo Exhibition at Mikiki, San Po Kong. Before the Airport’s closure, I was still very little living in Sham Shui Po. Even though I had never been to the Airport, I was amazed by aeroplanes and engine noise flying over my head. The rest of my impression about Kai Tak is from TV dramas and movies.

Do you have special memories or nostalgia with Kai Tak?

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1958 Almost completed runway

Channel Rock on the right. A line of buoys connected the end of the runway with the rock.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958

Kai Tak Airport ca. 1950

Believe the photo was taken from Checkerboard Hill. Kowloon Chinese Christian Cemetery on the right.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Map Showing First Far- Eastern Air Routes to Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived in Hong Kong via Penang.  This map from ' The Far Eastern Review' shows the new Far Eastern Air Routes used by Britain's 'The Imperial Airways'. 

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