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Air Trivia: What is a "Ferry Flight"?

I was listening to the Online Live Air Traffic of the Hong Kong Airspace (yes, again).  It has been a quiet afternoon, and most flights leaving and entering the Hong Kong Airspace belong to the 3 main carriers: … 377 more words

Days When I Don't See Real Planes

Aviation and the Spirit of Electrical Engineering

There were times when I thought – should I have done Mechanical Engineering instead?  I’m known for being an aviation enthusiast, and whenever someone asks me why I’ve chosen Electrical Engineering over Mechanical Engineering – for the chance of being a pilot – I question myself again, and again.   302 more words

Days When I Don't See Real Planes

Hong Kong CAD issues final report on A340 attempted taxiway takeoff

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department released the final investigation report into the serious incident involving an Airbus A340 that attempted to take off from a taxiway. 331 more words

Investigation Reports

Hong Kong CAD issues preliminary report on A340 attempted taxiway takeoff

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department released a preliminary investigation report into the serious incident involving an Airbus A340 that attempted to take off from a taxiway. 258 more words

Investigation Reports

Alitalia MD-11 hard landing at Kai Tak

In the previous post about Kai Tak (“Kai Tak thrilling approach”) I explained how particular and somehow dangerous an approach to RWY 13 in Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport could be. 77 more words

Aviation

The Hong Kong International Airport - A Gleaming Gateway to a Metropolis

Having been to numerous airports in Asia–Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, etc–I’ve to say the Hong Kong International Airport ranks high for design, aesthetics, amenities, and retail. 97 more words

Hong Kong