The Singapore Airshow 2014 was billed as Asia’s largest airshow and one of the most important aerospace and defense exhibitions in the world. I had the opportunity to visit the biannual airshow public day on 15 February at the Singapore Changi Exhibition Centre. The sweltering heat does not deter the crowds to catch aerial stunts and aircraft displays. For commoner and military aircraft lovers, this is one of the rare opportunities to enjoy the spectacle of overseas aerobatic teams and getting up close with the favourite flying machines.
No doubt, the main highlight of the Singapore Airshow has to be its aerial displays. A sight to behold, the heart thumbing death-defying aerial stunts of the RSAF Black Knights F16s Falcon jets.
The propeller driven planes, Jupiter Aerobatic Team from Indonesia Air Force.
Next solo aerobatics by US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey. The Osprey hovers like a humming bird over the sea to showcase her hovering ability. The Osprey possesses the ability to land/take off vertically. Technically, a Hybrid of a plane and a helicopter! The world’s first production tilt-rotor aircraft, has been used for accident and emergency operations such as when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last year.
Stunning aerial display by The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles. The eight plane team from South Korea have won awards at international airshows.
The Black Eagles beautiful flips, loops, wingovers and colourful smoke trails definitely keep the crowds entertained.
Be enthralled with the signature move of yin and yang symbol. Not forgetting the heart and arrow moves!
The static displays at the Singapore Airshow showcase a wide range of military aircrafts and civilian jets for all to see. The scorching heat and snake queues to get up close and personal with the big machines can really overwhelms you.
The Embraer Legacy 650 business jet
Singapore Airshow 2014
More of the flying machines.
The Singapore Airshow will be back on 16-21 February 2016!