Since a lot of attention is suddenly being put on the inexperienced pilot who flew into the ground at San Francisco's airport this past week, I have to ponder what it must have been like flying into this place:
Hong Kong's Kai Tak airport-and why it was shut down.
Big brass ones had to be required to fly those approaches...and they didn't have near the nice electronic systems that pilots rely on today. (Or in the case of the San Fran pilot, fail to rely on.)
Some must-see pics at that link above.