Going Around the World - Part IV

ATC RET 2003

No More Vectors
This segment goes from Hong Kong through Beijing and on to Singapore


On final to HKG. We arrived the day after Polar742 got there.


The towers at Chek Lap Kok. We were told that there are two because there are two "lanes".


Headed for the gate


What's left of Kai Tak

Random shots at HKG while waiting to depart for Beijing






Queueing up for departure, Rwy 25L


Lunch


Somewhere over China


Beijing with it's perpetual fog/smog


Beijing main international terminal... ready for the Olympics


Changi Airport, Singapore


Our ride to Sydney
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
Very nice pictures!

I wonder how the olympians are going to feel competing in all that smog?

I can only imagine throwing a javelin, and having it go IFR for about six seconds and then reappearing.
 

PGT

Well-Known Member
1. How was that beer?
2. How was the Air China flight?


Very nice pictures!

I wonder how the olympians are going to feel competing in all that smog?

I can only imagine throwing a javelin, and having it go IFR for about six seconds and then reappearing.
I read heard on one of the news networks that they will limit driving to control the smog.
 

ATC RET 2003

No More Vectors
1. How was that beer?
It was quite good... actually, I haven't had a bad one on this trip.


2. How was the Air China flight?
It was very nice. Not at all different from any of the other legs.



I read heard on one of the news networks that they will limit driving to control the smog.
Our guide said the same thing. They will use an odd/even license plate system for "rationing " driving. He also said that the city's entire taxi fleet has been converted to propane.
 

Polar742

All the responsibility none of the authority
Great shots man.....

Beijing....alot of the crap in the air is coal soot. You can see it streaking on the ramp/taxiway/runway edges after it rains, and taste it in the air. Ugh...

This will be the first olympics ever where it'll be a contest of attrition. The one that passes out closest to the finish line gets the gold. I wonder if the marathoners are going to pack inhalers?
 

slayer

Well-Known Member
Great Pics!

I think I also heard they were going to shut down some factories before the games to help the air quality.
 
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