Hong Kong

Operating out of the former Hong Kong International Airport, Kai Tak, has its own unique challenges for takeoff and landing. Careful consideration of wind direction and helicopter performance is vital for safe helicopter operations. The reward of this pre-flight planning is the spectacularly awesome view on the climb out of Kai Tak and down Victoria Harbour.

Explore the outlying islands, the secluded beauty of Po Toi, the impressive rock formations at Nine Pins Islands. Circle the Big Budda on Lanatu, enjoy the spectacle from Sharps Peak and Tai Long Wan, and marvel at the sunset between the buildings in Central.

Aircraft provided by the Hong Kong Aviation Club. Thanks go to Brandon Chow and Johannes Hönigl for their contribution of photos.