The Red Arrows flypast over Singapore has been rescheduled to Saturday, 15 Oct, 2016 due to an unexpected weather system in the South Asian region.
The flypast will take the Red Arrows over the vicinity of Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay and Sentosa. An updated media release was released by the British High Commission on 11 Oct at 7pm.
Update as at 11 Oct 2016, 1915hrs
On 13 Oct 2016, the famed Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, will perform a flypast over Singapore as part of their two month Asia-Pacific & Middle East Tour 2016.
The Military Aviation Photography Singapore (MAphotoSG) team is honoured to be invited by the British High Commission to help provide photographic coverage of the event. At a press conference held on 3 Oct at Eden Hall, Singapore, details of this flypast were released by the British High Commission and MAphotoSG was also present to share our involvement to the press.
During the visit here, the Red Arrows will also take part in programmes that will promote the United Kingdom’s long standing relations in Singapore to increase trade and investment. They will also be part of the Rolls-Royce’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) event at the company’s Seletar Campus in Seletar Airport.
According to High Commissioner Scott Wightman, “The participation of the Red Arrows at Rolls-Royce’s STEM event and their interaction with students will drive home the message to young Singaporeans that knowledge and understanding in these crucial subjects have real life applications. We hope that students will feel inspired to explore their interest in digital, innovation, aerospace technology and the creative sciences; areas in which the UK is a world leader.”
The Red Arrows will be flying in from Malaysia, and fly past the iconic Marina Bay Sands landmark. The flypast will start approximately around 12pm and will take about 30 minutes. The Red Arrows will be in their famous Diamond 9 formation and streaming white smoke during the flypast.
“We look forward to a wonderful and exciting visit and we hope that as many Singaporeans as possible go out to see the Red Arrows’ flypast over this beautiful city.”, said High Commissioner Scott Wightman.
While the public will be able to photograph the Red Arrows in the skies during their flypast, please be reminded that it is against the law to loiter or photograph near an air base perimeter or into the air base itself.
MAphotoSG (Military Aviation Photography Singapore) was founded by Raymond and David in 2015, and currently consists of a group of passionate volunteer local plane spotters that share the common interest of aviation photography. Core activities include the coverage of aviation events and aircraft spotting, both local and overseas.
Some of the key significant events captured by the group include the Exclusive Preview of the RSAF at Singapore Airshow 2016, the first sighting of 142 Squadron’s F-15SGs and the F/A-18Ds of Exercise Commando Sling 16-2. The group was also featured in a pre-Singapore Airshow 2016 article published by the local compact, TODAY.