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Date: 04/22/08 10:03 AM

35 Responses to Planes Over Kowloon, Hong Kong

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2008 at 6:08 am
    Link: Planes Over Kowloon, Hong Kong - A nerve-rattling compilation of airplanes flying over this guy`s small Hong Kong neighborhood. Property value must suck.
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    AahNold Male 30-39
    375 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 10:08 am
    That would suck
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2008 at 10:11 am
    "Property value must suck".

    Acctually, no! Space is tight in Hong Kong so even that neighborhood will still have buyers!

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    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
    396 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 10:12 am
    like watching paint dry. :(
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    April 22, 2008 at 10:25 am
    imagine trying to sleep
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    LastPrincess Female 30-39
    8 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 10:26 am
    I guess they get used to it, but I would go insane :-(
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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2008 at 10:29 am
    I have airplanes flying over my house (not that close, but still) and they aren`t that bad after a while.

    Though I remember going away to my grandmother`s for two months and came back, and I couldn`t sleep for a week.

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    sabreduelist Male 13-17
    174 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 10:31 am
    This looks familiar somehow. Ah well, interesting nonetheless.

    I`d hate to have that sort of air traffic, but if you`re in Hong Kong your property value is probably through the roof even *with* all those planes.

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    TrishIsADork Female 18-29
    135 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 10:35 am
    Wow, and I thought the jet noise here was bad...
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    ace420 Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2008 at 10:47 am
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    scoreJ6 Male 13-17
    53 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 10:51 am
    and people near Logan complain...
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    Razamire Female 18-29
    661 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 10:59 am
    good for you ace...but given the current rate of people popping out people,that will happen sooner then you imagine,you know people need space to live.

    anywho,that would suck,the noise.In a town called shiphol here in holland,people complain about noises all the time,but the airport is exspaning and really,they have no choice..either no tourist and explore,exchange and no money and wellfair or silence..

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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 11:04 am
    this guy needs to hang out at the airport and pick up chicks
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    sheeeeps Female 13-17
    429 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 11:31 am
    i wouldent care where i lived if i was in hong kong.
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    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 11:47 am
    ^ You obviously don`t know much about Hong Kong, or you have no survival instinct.
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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1003 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    I`d never get any sleep there o.o
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    soupkid Male 30-39
    264 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    Well, they can`t complain. I mean, if you don`t like the noise, don`t move into the neighborhood.
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    Chiefy Male 18-29
    714 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    Hell, I`d pay to live there. I live for that kind of stuff.
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    Logmeister Male 13-17
    1 post
    April 22, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    Well, that would suck, but fortunately that airport no longer exists. Coming from someone that has actualy lived there, its really not that bad. The newer airport is one of the biggest in the world and, for a change, on a much more spacious island.

    Fun fact of the day: that airport in the video has now been converted into a go-cart track with a really B.A. course.

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    Stomper1000 Male 18-29
    46 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    Chiefy - I used to live there - on that very Flight Path - straight into 180 runway at the old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. Fantastic times there - spend an evening just watching the planes fly through every 10 minutes. Never had an issue with the noise and always enjoyed waving insanely at the passing planes. Great thing was flying home and seeing my parents waving at me on the plane - always made me laugh! I miss that so much!! Shame we had to leave Hong Kong! :(
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    Apple_18 Female 18-29
    475 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    lol if a terrorist was in one of those planes, theyd never know the difference!!
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    philippic Male 18-29
    1705 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm
    screw that!
    hmmm all them airplane fumes.
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    soledmundo Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2008 at 2:36 pm
    that airports closed now, so this aint no longer a problem. they built an airport in the sea which is ace. it has the largest single room in the world
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    minski57 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    Um.... i live by midway airport chicago. they flew over my apartment that close all the time. so ace 420, they are in america... adn we cant sue, the airport just pays for sound proof windows.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    haha. Thats what happens when you have no room for airports. I bet the people are used to it. Btw, Hong Kong has a bigger airport elsewhere.
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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    407 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    I would set up a little ear plug stand on the corner.
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    Yushi Female 18-29
    412 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    Ooooh that`s where I lived!
    This video is at least 10 years old because that was when the old airport was still nearby =)
    People complained about the noise all the time.
    Then they built a bigger airport somewhere far away and took down the old one.
    Now the noise is gone...and so are the tourists. Lol.
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    Axis Male 18-29
    37 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Hong Kong`s old airport Kai Tak was once considered one of the most difficult airports to land in because the planes had to be low enough to hit the tarmac, but high enough to clear the condominiums.
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    richoricho Male 40-49
    1038 posts
    April 22, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    I love it how the people on the street are "tone deaf" to the planes and just keep on with what they`re doing.

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    thecite Male 13-17
    554 posts
    April 23, 2008 at 6:18 am
    Meh, looked pretty boring to me.
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    LadyWeasel Female 30-39
    471 posts
    April 23, 2008 at 10:36 am
    I feel for him.. I`ve lived and worked in an area right off the runway of Love Field in Dallas, TX. The airplanes were so low, I could read the numbers on them. 5 years of that... I`ve since moved.
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    gakuzuki Male 18-29
    57 posts
    April 23, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    Way back in 1994, my family and I flew to Hong Kong before the had the new airport. Landing the plane meant flying around high rises and rolling the plane side to side. I saw old ladies drying their clothes while we were landing!
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    Kortas Male 18-29
    35 posts
    April 24, 2008 at 3:30 am
    i heard someone saying "holy cow" !!!
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    gobucks614 Male 13-17
    71 posts
    April 24, 2008 at 6:56 am
    how do they sleep at night??
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    The thing that surprised me was not how many there were, but how low they were flying

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