View Full Version : Let me take you back...
03-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Calm down you classic buffs, I'm only taking you back to the mid 90's! This is about as classic as I'll get.
Flight BA26 from Taipei to Hong Kong Kai Tak. Sorry about the vis in Hong Kong chaps, but couldn't really do anything about it!
I won't bore you with the procedure here, I'm sure everyone knows how to read charts. We came in at MAGOG.
IGS runway 13 chart.
Beautiful tail on G-CIVA.
Ready to taxi to 05L, or 06 I think it was back then.
Climbout on the SID to MKG VOR.
03-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Stuck it all in the FMS anyway, but I'll be flying this one manually using the Cheung Chau VOR, the Sha Lo Wan NDB and the KL ILS/DME. Also have the Tathong Point VOR on standby should we have to go around... which may be a distinct possibility.
You can catch a glimpse of the city through the cloud.
Just overhead the Sha Lo Wan NDB (which is pretty much on top of the current Hong Kong airport) and tracking 045 to intercept the localiser.
Have the localiser and glide, next few are rather scenic as we go down.
03-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Just past the middle marker and there's the checkerboard... we are visual, so time to turn.
Fairly terrifying for everyone involved, needless to say.
Don't like to blow my own trumpet but... bang on!
03-16-2012, 09:24 AM
Bit of a panoramic view as we taxi back.
Quite pleased with that :)
Anyway, hope you enjoyed it! And if you haven't done it yet... do! ;)
03-16-2012, 10:08 AM
A top quality post Tom. Brilliant set of screenshots.
Yep, bloody brilliant. When are you going to be doing this for real? Not at Kai Tak obviously. :)
03-16-2012, 01:33 PM
Great shots Tom, and a lovely landing too. Thanks for posting these.
03-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Great post Tom, thanks! :cool::cool::cool:
03-17-2012, 03:20 PM
Wow! Old school BA Livery, havn't seen that in years! Great shots, I'll have to give that approach a go, looks crazy!
03-19-2012, 10:10 AM
Thanks chaps :)
Jeh - Yeah pretty soon hopefully, have something in the pipeline which I shall let you all know about in due course :)
03-19-2012, 06:07 PM
Great shots Tom, love the approach into Kai Tak, looks like you nailed it too.
03-19-2012, 06:35 PM
Nice Tom! You should have nailed that dead on after all the training you've been through man. Great job! :)
John Thuot II
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