Singapore celebrates its 52nd birthday today with a spectacular National Day Parade at The Float@Marina Bay. The show this year include a dynamic defence display segment where the armed forces showed their hardware and capabilities, the usual parade and ceremony segment, some stage performance acts and the favourite grand finale fireworks show which draws a crowd of 150000 to the Marina Bay Waterfront.
Flying high and giving all Singaporeans a sense of pride upon sight is the State Flag Flypast, one of the iconic highlights of the National Day Parade (NDP) since 1970. Behind this slow and majestic flypast lies many hours of preparation, sweat, and tears for the Mustang Presidential Flag Salute Crew (MPFSC). On 24 June, […]
The Republic of Singapore Air Force conducted their first rehearsal today with quite a few assets making full use of the open space in the Marina Bay Area. Having had no aerial displays for NDP2016 at the National Stadium last year, this is definitely a welcome change.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the Central Flying School (CFS) of the Royal Air Force (RAF) used a succession of training aircraft to demonstrate formation aerobatics at RAF flying pageants. This was recognised as a most spectacular way to capture the imagination of potential new recruits. In 1947, the first RAF jet formation team of […]
(also known as “Why must RSAF aircraft fly over my house?”) Editor: This article is based on information and graphics which were presented to the public during the RSAF Open House 2016. We would like to thank the RSAF, especially Malcom Koh from AFIC, for allowing us the usage of the key information presented in […]
RSAF Open House 2016 – Defending Our Skies Over the weekend of 21-22 May, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House returned to Paya Lebar Airbase with a bang after a 5-year absence. With more than 220,000 visitors over the weekend, it surpassed the organising committee’s target of 120,000. Covering an area of […]
Editor: As we look forward to the upcoming highly anticipated RSAF Open House on 21-22 May 2016, let our member, Gary, bring us back in time to see how SAF and RSAF open houses and displays were like in the 60s and 70s. Note: the grid-like effect on some images was due to the texture of physical photo paper. Text and Images by […]
The Airbus A350-900 XWB (F-WWCY) Extra wide body – if that does not intrigue you for a bit, you may not be a frequent flier who grimaces at the lack of personal space and claustrophobia on board aircraft especially when you fly coach like the good majority of us. Making its second appearances at the Singapore […]