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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

 

 

Kai Tak airport (As seen from Lion Rock)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947

Kai Tak airport-panorama-no civil hangar yet-1934

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1934

A combination of two well-known images that have been used widely as seperate pictures

No civil hangar yet visible, but Field Cottage is

Field Cottage Kai Tak airfield

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1934

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Field Cottage was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Flying Club.

It was situated at the north-west corner of the airfield on one of the few roads remaining from the Kai Tak Investments estate’s layout.                                                                

Kai Tak-runway 13-extension pad

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

Closer to the runway’s threshold, the extension appears to have consisted of rectangular blocks,  presumably of concrete?

The black horizontal strip is the Tarmac surface of the main road

Kai Tak-runway 13-extension pad-pilot's view

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

Included in the 1958 runway documentary film is this pilot’s view of the short extension that crossed the main road.

What is not clear is how airliners manouvered onto the extension before take-off.

Taxy on in a forward direction then turn themselves around with propellors turning at high-speed to give the aircraft enough momentum to turn in a tight circle, or be backed on by an aircraft-tug/tractor?

Kai Tak runway 13-airliner departing from extension over Sai Kung Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

In earlier years on Gwulo, the Kai Tak runway crossing over what was known as Sai Kung Road or Clearwater Bay Road, but now Choi Hung road was discussed.

Owen Fitzwilliam Hamilton-Airport Commandant

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

image and caption from one of Captain Chic Eather's books

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