HKG Approach - Looks almost like a Biblical Apocalypse scene. Parents of friends have told me about this old airport. It was in the middle of the city!

Boeing 747 over Hong Kong approaching Kai Tak airport which was closed in

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong: With a perilous runway that jutted out into the sea, and an alarmingly steep descent through skyscrapers. This was the old airport thank goodness!

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong: With a perilous runway that jutted out into the sea, and an alarmingly steep descent through skyscraper. Scary landing, but I made it.

Air France Concorde and Boeing 747 sharing the tarmac at Hong Kong-Kai Tak, circa 1990s.

Air France Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Boeing 747 sharing the tarmac at Hong Kong-Kai Tak, circa

One of the most beautiful sights at Kai Tak -- Air France's retired Concorde makes an elegant takeoff.

Concorde: One of the most beautiful sights at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong: Air France Concorde coming into land.

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong Now the stuff of legend, the white-knuckle approach to Kai Tak's runway 13 involved flying low over Hong Kong's densely populated residential districts. Shortly before landing, at a height of less than 1,000 feet, approaching aircraft were required to execute a sharp, and technically challenging, turn to the right to line up with the runway.

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Old HKG Approach

An Air Hong Kong plane comes in for landing over the crowded landscape of housing blocks near Kai Tak airport.

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Lufthansa Boeing on final approach into the former Hong Kong International Airport, Kai Tak.

The Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong

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