Our Location:

Taipei, Taiwan

Airport Information:

Name: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (RCTP)

Elevation: 119 ft.

Runways: 6/24, 5/23

Yearly Ops: 145,992 movements, 21,936,083 Passengers

METAR: RCTP 020400Z 29013KT 9000 FEW020 BKN035 BKN200 30/22 Q1003 NOSIG

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PIREP (Pilot Report):

June 2 1530Z, Taipei
     Left Hong Kong at 8 local time. Airport is very busy but had no problem taxiing and taking off. Q was sandwiched in between two 747's. Comparisons are inevitable. Q looked like my junior high school basketball team: shorter but slower. Trip to Taiwan easy. Had plenty of fuel and a tail wind. Because of cloud cover, first thing we saw were the mountains of Taiwan. On landing were within one mile of runway before it came into sight; lots of haze/pollution. Again greeted by very friendly, capable staff at FBO. Made quick work of formalities. Will go to see sights this afternoon.
     Because of length of flight and loss of time zone hour, did not have much time in Hong Kong. Took taxi to Kowloon dock side to get view of harbor and Hong Kong skyline at dusk. Very impressive. I have always thought Chicago skyline one of the best but Hong Kong a match. Of course, Hong Kong doesn't have the Cubs.
     Japan tomorrow. Russia follows and then back to the US. Will stop in Alaska to compare notes with Sarah on international matters - Mike

Local Info:


Population: 2,619,920, Taiwan: 23,036,087

Landmarks: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Currency: Taiwan Dollar

Links: Taipei Travel Info