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the airport is Fun ~ Fun ~ Fun !
Photos # 1 and # 2 were taken from the
high rise balconies sort of like driving thru
midtown Manhattan to Times Square!!!
No autopilot stuff here...hand-fly that
sucker, and don't screw up...!!!
The prayer :
"Lord, if I'm gonna die...please
don't let it be pilot error!" Is this New York ?
At ILS "Minimums"...you
break out of the
clouds at the top of a hill!!! First one to
see it screams "Checkerboard in sight"!!
right turn and dive!!! ... and don't
mess around, or you simply won't make it!!
Is that a short runway or what!!
Woe to you if you're much too high!!!
Strong cross winds were common ... so you had to "crab" all the way to the runway!!!
Sometimes the cross-winds were stronger than others...
and you're in the drink ... kick it out of the crab too soon, and
you're blown back off the runway. Wait too late, and "crunch"...# 4 engine!!!
Overreact on the crab correction, and "Crunch" # 1 engine!!!
"Float" or try to make a smooth landing,
Just put it on!!! "Firm" landings help
dissipate energy, and help you stop!!!
Drop too low, and you'll drag your wheels thru the high rises!!!
What I said was: .. that was a nice smooth touchdown though, Sir !
I'd say: Ask those at the ticket counter if
your aircraft plans to land at the old Hong
Kong Airport (Now the Kaitak Airport). If
you get an affirmative answer, quick,
change flights!! Tough place to visit,
especially by air!
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