This is a great video of a Boeing 747 landing at the now decommissioned Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong.
I actually flew from Hong Kong International (Chek Lap Kok) to Kai Tak and landed a 737-800 back in April 2011 which was brilliant and in this video I recognise Chequerboard Hill where I started the turn in to land at Kai Tak flying over the buildings. … my flight, however, was in a fully equipped 737-800 flight simulator and not the real thing. I can tell you the flight sim experience in Singapore was realistic enough.
This video of the Boeing 747 landing at Kai Tak shows the full view from approach, turn, and finals.
About Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong
Kai Tak International Airport was the international airport in Hong Kong from 1925 until 1998 which it was decommissioned. Once closed the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok opened just over 30 kilometres away.
The Kai Tak airport was most famous because of the numerous skyscrapers and mountains which were to its north. The runway to the south was protruding into Victoria Harbour. Any aircraft landing at Kai Tak airport required pilots to be very skilled and it was ranked as the 6th most dangerous airport in the world at one point.
I landed here in a 737-800 flight simulator and things happen very fast. I landed successfully but had to straighten up once I landed. Unfortunately, I had misaligned a throttle by 5% and it was pushing me to the right all the time which made for a trickier than planned landing at Kai Tak.
I heard this on BeatFM a few years ago as a cheesy Christmas Song. This is called Dominick the Donkey and it is actually a very old song. Dominick the Donkey was a Christmas song written in 1960. The song Dominick The Donkey was recorded by Lou Monte in 1960. The festive tune is all about a brave donkey, Dominick, who helps Santa to bring gifts and presents to children in Italy. Apparently, the donkey is required because the reindeer cannot climb Italy’s hills.
The reason why I heard this song a few years ago is that Dominick the Donkey was re-released on September 26th 2011 and was included on a few Christmas compilation albums. Dominic the Donkey was listed at in the top 20 in the charts in 1960.
The song was used on BBC Radio 1 morning programme ‘The Chris Moyles Show’ while they were making a bit of fun of show contributor Dominic Byrne. So much so, with all this media play, the song appeared in the UK Singles Chart and was in at No. 2 in the British iTunes during Christmas week. It would have been amazing if it had reached the Christma Number 1 spot.
Do yourself a favour and have a listen to Dominic the Donkey, I think it’s hilarious but you will either love it or hate it. If you hate it, it will probably end up as an ear-worm for you as it did me…
Is there a video to beat this – if to leave a comment or YouTube Link to a funnier one …
The iPhone 4G is rumoured to be released in June 2010. The New iPhone will come after the release of the iPhone 3GS which had 2x speed, a video auto-focus camera and voice recognition, as well as on the success of Apple’s launch of the recent iPad. The new iPhone 4G is also rumoured to be called the iPhone HD and may have HD capabilities. It is also rumoured to have a forward facing camera, ideal for Skype video calls, and maybe a bit longer / thinner than the 3GS iPhone. This is an interesting concept of the New iPhone 4G
Other iPhone Rumours include
The new iPhone 4G will have an RFID antenna so you can scan products and use the phone as something such as an Oyster card.
The iPhone will have an OLED screen for a brighter, higher resolution screen which goes along with an HD iPhone for the 4G
The iPhone will have more storage – which makes sense possibly 64Gb or 128Gb
The iPhone HD will have a 16:9 screen – ideal for video
The iPhone 4G will have an LED camera/video flash and will be >5 megapixels
The iPhone release date for the 4G iPhone is in June
Nobody knows if these iPhone 4G rumours are correct but time will tell.
This is amazing Lorry Shunt Video footage of a lorry shunting a car down the A1 Motorway in the UK. The car joined the motorway but clipped the truck which flipped the car sideways in front of the truck. The driver of the truck did not see or feel anything but continued driving at over 100kph down the motorway. The Lorry Shunt Video footage was filmed by a passenger in car traveling down the motorway. So far this video has been seen by over 600,000 people on YouTube. Have a look, its amazing and I’m sure was frightening for the driver of the Clio.
The Renault Clio became trapped in front of the trucks bumper on the A1 near Wetherby, West Yorkshire in the UK. There were sparks flying off the car yet the driver of the truck continued down the busy motorway for over a mile. Thankfully the driver was uninjured.
If you like cats and you think cats are funny, then you will love this YouTube video. This is , according to the creators, The Best Cat Video Ever. It is basically a collection of funny videos all starring cats – we could probably lose the presenter though!
The Video is titled “THE BEST CAT VIDEO YOU’LL EVER SEE”. I think number 5 and number 7 are my favourite.