Art, architecture, history, travel

Food, Transportation and Airports in the 70’s

Location map of Hong Kong Equirectangular proj...

Location map of Hong Kong Equirectangular projection. Geographic limits of the map: N: 22°34’14” N (22.5706°N) S: 22°07’12” N (22.12°N) W: 113°49’20” E (113.8222°E) E: 114°27’08” E (114.4522°E) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Emblem of Hong Kong

Emblem of Hong Kong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Plan view of Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport with Si...

Plan view of Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport with Simplified Chinese text. Originaly PNG by Toblerone, traced by me using Inkscape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Industrial Instruments and Equipment      DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE

Food Transportation and Airports 1979

Lambert St Louis International  (STL)built in 1920 Still serves the St. Louis Metro area. Originally it was little more than a field. Aviator Chas Lindbergh sered the Chicago mail route in the 1920’s.The historic main terminal was severely damaged by a tornado on Good Friday 2011. date accessed 8/17/11 

San Francisco Old Ferry Building

Recently refurbished and beautiful

I had a chance to visit again in Mach 2010

Central passenger terminal

Alameda Naval Air station, Oakland NGZ 

Hong Kong Kai Tak  Airport HKG

(old Hong Kong airport) it has one of the shortest runways in the world and was closed to air traffic in 1998. We went through  this airport three times on our trip.

Shenzhen airport

We did not use this airport it did not open until 1991.

Overstuffed Chairs

Overstuffed chairs We attended many formal meeting while sitting in chair like this. Always with tea and strong political discussions and welcome as visiting dignitaries.

The Forbidden City situated exactly in the heart of the municipality was home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Ching Dynasties. Beautiful and we where one of the first Americans to see it after 30 years.

We enjoyed reading the Political posters on the Democracy Wall.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) on CAAC

Huning railway 180 miles one of the most heavily traveled rail corridors in the word. Huning (Shanghai-Nanjing) Intercity Railway will be opened to traffic on July 1st as scheduled. Recently, track-laying has been started.East West

Nanking International Airport NKG

We flew from here to Beijing

The Ming capital of China

Once the largest city in the world 15th century

Sister city of St Louis

Home of the large bridge over the Yangtze

Canton Baiyun Airport (White Cloud)
Pai Yuen Airport CAN, opened 1932 closed 2004

The thing about the airports in China is that they don’t seem to be very busy. Only government Ministers can afford to fly. There is no commercial aviation company. CAAC is under the control of the Chinese air force. They practice steep approach landing. We landed here on our second trip to Canton on the way back to Hong Kong.

Chairman dances

Figure 1 Yangtze River Bridge Janxi prov China 1997-2001

Don Mueang International Airport  DMK (Old Bangkok International Airport) (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง, also Don Mueang) is an airport in Bangkok, Thailand. It was officially opened as a Royal Thai Air Force base on March 27, 1914, although it had been in use earlier. Commercial flights started in 1924. Don Mueang Airport closed in 2006 following the opening of Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi Airport BKK. After some problems at Suvarnabhumi, flights resumed at Don Mueang on March 24, 2007.

Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) originally a hub for Malaysian Airways built in 1955 known as Singapore Intl Airport 1981 converted to military use
Pangkalan Udara Paya Lebar

Singapore Changi Airport ground broken in 1975 opened 1981
新加坡樟宜机Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் சாங்கி விமானநிலையம)

Taipei Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport

Chang Kai-Shek International Opened in 1979, the airport was known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (traditional Chinese: 中正國際機場; simplified Chinese: 中正国际机场; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōngzhèng Gúojì Jīchǎng, Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongjhèng Gúojì Jichǎng) until the name was changed in 2006. China Civil Air Transport/China Airlines

Chiang Kai-Shek esteemed leader of the Kuomintang died in 1975. Know to the world by the derogatory name peanut as expressed by China theatre supreme commander Vinegar Joe Stillwell. Holed up in Chinese western Capital Chungking after being run out of Nanking by the Japanese engaged in a lifelong death struggle with the Chinese communist red army PLA. Run off to Taiwan in permanent exile until his death in 1975. After the defeat of the Nationalist in Nanking in 1949.

Figure 2 Malaysia

Tokyo Narita airport (NRT) 8/27/09

Mired in protests since its opening, this is the only airport still in operation except for Lambert in St. Louis

Matsuyama accessed 9/7/09

On Japan’s Inland Sea, Hiroshima  home of the Iron chef started here but popular everywhere in Japan and elsewhere

Osaka Itami Airport     ITM

The Kyoto National Museum, then the Imperial Museum of Kyoto, was proposed, along with the Imperial Museum of Tokyo (Tokyo National Museum) and the Imperial Museum of Nara (Nara National Museum), in 1889, and construction on the museum finished in October, 1895. The museum was opened in 1897. The museum went through a series of name changes, in 1900 changing its name to the Imperial Household Museum of Kyoto, and once more in 1924 to the Imperial Gift Museum of Kyoto. The current name, the Kyoto National Museum, was decided upon in 1952.

Gimpo Intl Airport South Korea SEL

Gimpo International Airport (Korean: 김포국제공항), commonly known as Gimpo Airport (IATA: GMP, ICAO: RKSS) (formerly Campo International Airport), is located in the far western end of Seoul and was the main international airport for Seoul and South Korea before it was replaced by Inchon International Airport in 2001. Now the second largest airport in Korea.

Gimpo International Airport (Korean: 김포국제공항), commonly known as Gimpo Airport (IATA: GMP, ICAO: RKSS) (formerly Campo International Airport), is located in the far western end of Seoul and was the main international airport for Seoul and South Korea before it was replaced by Inchon International Airport in 2001. Now the second largest airport in Korea.Kimpo Airport Guide Map


Bulgogi a mild meat dish that you cook yourself at the table

Kim chi a hot spicy Korean dish made with cabbage or cucumber

Soju a strong drink made from rice or other starches

Snakes yes we saw a restaurant serving black snakes for dinner. There were scores of them crawling in a basket in the window. We decided to wait on our next trip to Korea to give it a try.

Bori cha  refreshing barley tea served ice cold in summer

Pusan (PUS) Kimhae Intl Airport Gimhae International Airport
김해국제공항 金海國際空港
Gimhae Gukje Gonghang Kimhae Kukche Konghang

Ferries to Japan

Honolulu HNL I would return to this airport with Katie in 2008

Houston Hobby Airport

Your comments are welcome. What foods do you like? Have you tried any of these foods? Do you have a Favorite international airport that is no longer in service? Do you have an ariport horror story you would like to tell?


One response

  1. Alameda Naval air station NGZ opened 1927 closed 1997 was the terminal for the Pan Am clipper trans Pacific flight 1935. Located near Oakland, Calif,. the planes took off and landed right in the water of San Francisco Bay.

    August 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

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