In Kai Tak, pilots landing on Runway 13 would make the final approach after an essential turn at the “checkerboard” painted into a hill. Photo: Twitter

Restore famous Hong Kong ‘checkerboard’ as a memorial to old Kai Tak airport

  • The checkerboard was a navigational aid painted onto the side of a hill to help pilots land using the spectacular Runway 13 approach. Restoration would be a fitting memorial to Kai Tak
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In Kai Tak, pilots landing on Runway 13 would make the final approach after an essential turn at the “checkerboard” painted into a hill. Photo: Twitter
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