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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 Imperial 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.

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

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

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