I'm just returning to PSX after a 2 year hiatus and am amazed to see how many more great videos you've added. Thank you so much.
In "getting back" I've joined The WWV Airline where I bumped into Brian C again. In his usual friendly and helpful way, he has been helping me with WWV.
In our email exchanges we've been talking about Kai Tak around the new PMDG 744 v3 and an adapted AIRAC I have which includes all the VHHX procedures. I was based in Hong Kong in the 80's and was a member of the HKAC on the other side of 13 opposite the terminal and tower. Maybe you visited?
Anyhow. Brian pointed me at your RW adaptation of the IGS 13 and he sent me the written instructions which I have not tried yet but will shortly. As he put it, transitioning from vlying the VisualPsx puppet.
In the 172 back then I was able to fly the IGS procedure but 95% of the time had to break off at Stonecutter's because flight in a single engine at the IGS altitudes was prohibited. I say 95% of the time because sometime early on a Sunday morning I was cleared to land but to maintain 1000 ft on the approach till passing RW.
Then on other occasions I was able to get the visual step down to 13 or the CC NDB let down, again maintaining 1000ft till over the airfield.
Enough of my indulgence. Often in the winter with good visibility, Tower would go to the visual to 13 with the IGS as an option on request. I once jump seated the visual in a CX Tristar from Manila.
So, probably a request of one but all the same I'll try. Is it possible for you to make a video of the 13 visual step down approach or the CC NDB direct. I have the charts and can email them to you. Maybe you did it for real? For CX it was a regular thing when available because it saved the whole CH GOLF IGS procedure.
Thanks and sorry to bother you. And again, thanks for all the great stuff.
By the way, that picture of you passing the checkerboard is full of memories, sitting on the roof of the club and watching the huge variation in height as flights passed in the turn. Indian Airlines always way high cutting the corner and some, no names, going so wide that they passed at full steam to make it to the runway. BA, UA, CX, SQ and QA were amongst those who were constently at about the same altitude passing our rooftop marker stick.