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Tales from Kai Tak

Old 5th Jun 2004, 21:56
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Tales from Kai Tak

Hiya Folks

It is approaching six years since the closure of Kai Tak. Wow - how fast time flies.

I though it was time I once again made available the radio documentary I produced for Radio Clyde back 1998 about flying down the IGS 13 to land at Kai Tak.

It is now available on line at the Clyde 2 Website in theClyde 2 Archive Section . If you want to listen to it (25 minutes) you'll need Windows Media player.

This link should take you directly to the archive page

If any of the folk you helped me make the show are still around I'd love to hear from them. Also please post any comments on the show and memories about the IGS 13 approach here on PPRuNe.

Thanks to eveyone involved in Hong Kong aviation who made the show possible specially British Airways and Cathay Pacific for the flight deck access. Also thanks to those at the Northwest Airlines flight simulator training centre, NATCO, in Minneapolis and to all flight crews, active and retired, military,cargo and passenger, from many different organisations around the world. A special thanks also to the ATC staff at Hong Kong Tower and Approach Radar. The documentary would never have been made without the help from all mentioned.

John MacCalman
Radio Clyde
Glasgow, Scotland

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Old 13th Aug 2005, 20:15
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I've updated the links to this radio documentary and made it available directly to PPRuNe users without having to go through the .Radio Clyde Archive Page which has moved.

You can listen to it HERE using Windows Media Player.

And as a gesture of thanks to the pilot community who made the show possible you can download it HERE .

No commercial use can be made of this without permission from the copyright holders (me & Radio Clyde). Educational use may be made of all or part of the material as long as credit (by kind permission of) and the copyright notice C1998 John MacCalman & Radio Clyde is digitally attached to any copy.

If you have any questions about the show you can post them here or e mail me. John MacCalman
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Old 24th Aug 2005, 10:55
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It is a little known fact that the most experienced pilots for flying in to Kai Tak worked for Dragonair. Cathay pilots, even on the Tristar, were not getting a significant number of landings per month. Dragonair pilots, on their four sector days, were getting many more takeoffs and landings.

Between 1989 and 1998 I would have got considerably more takeoffs and landings than any Cathay pilot.
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What a load of bollocks.

The old Air Zim 732's couldn't manage more than 2 sectors a day without dropping their guts.
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Good stuff. Only question... is there meant to be footage aswell or just sound??? Might be user error though
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Perhaps he counts the bounces!!
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John, thanks for the link and nostalgia!
Flaps 5, my guess is the Aviation Club instructors and perhaps GFS got more, but I think we're talking wide-bodies - you know, like the Dragonair Tristar I flew
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Did you miss the opening post which stated: "...... the radio documentary I produced for Radio Clyde back 1998 ....."

No pictures with radio ...... usually.
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What a bunch of childish comments.

I often wondered why Cathay pilots looked down their noses at us!
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