The last days ...
In July 1998 a monumental and
sad event took place in the history of aviation: the
closure of the old Hong Kong Kai Tak airport. In the
months and weeks before the spectators crowded more and
more the famous parking house to witness for the last
time planes flying the probably most famous curved
approach ever. And then, in the night from July 5 to 6,
the airport was closed and this unique and spectacular
approach was history.
But, with this scenery these
final days of Kai Tak have been brought back to MSFS,
brought back to life, and brought back to you!
With this scenery we don't
have to miss the last days of Kai Tak's operations any
longer. And they will never end again. Step into a 747
cockpit and start flying the IGS13 approach towards
checker hill, at the landing light in Durham Road start
banking into a tight turn, while just roaring over the
cities rooftops and sensing the cheering and applause of
hundreds if not thousands of spectators lined up on the
roadsides and on every building. Approach by approach,
in these days a spectacular air show was unfolding and
every captain rightfully could be proud like a display pilot
flying tricky and difficult maneuvers in close proximity
to the ground.