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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'. 

Royal Mail Aircraft "Dorado" in the Hangar at Kai Tak Airport March 1936

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

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived aboard The Imperail Airways aircraft "Dorado" from Penang.  This phot , scanned from the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' shows the aircraft crew being welcomed by a party of VIPs inside the hangar ar Kai Tak aerodrome

The flight crew of Imperial Airways aircraft "Dorado" with the Governor

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

On 24 March 1936 the first flight carrying airmail from London arrived aboard The Imperail Airways aircraft "Dorado" from Penang.  This photo , scanned from the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' shows the aircraft crew with the the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Andrew Caldecott inside the hangar ar Kai Tak aerodrome.

Hongkong-Penang Route Time Table with London Connections - 1936

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

Published in the June 1936 edition of 'The Far Eastern Review' this timetable shows the timings for the newly established once-weekly England-Australia service by The Imperial Airways with connections from Penang to Hong Kong. 

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