Are you ready for an exhilarating adventure in the skies? The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is celebrating its 55th anniversary in grand style, and you’re invited to join the festivities with a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly on various iconic military aircraft. As part of the RSAF55 Open House on September 9 and 10 at Paya Lebar Air Base, around 2500 lucky individuals will get the chance to take to the skies on some of the most versatile aircraft in the RSAF fleet.
A Once in A Lifetime Experience
During the RSAF55 Open House, you’ll have the opportunity to take a familiarisation flight on one of five incredible aircraft:
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1)A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport: Marvel at the capabilities of this versatile aircraft, often called the “flying gas station,” as it provides aerial refueling support to RSAF fighter jets, extending their range and endurance.
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2)CH-47SD Chinook Helicopter: Experience the thrill of flying on this heavy-lift helicopter, which plays a crucial role in troop transport, disaster relief operations, and many other missions.
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3)C130 Transport Aircraft: The iconic C130 transport aircraft plays a pivotal role in National Day every year. This aircraft serves as the platform for the Red Lions, Singapore’s elite parachute team, to showcase their freefall display as they descend gracefully from the skies onto Padang.
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4)Fokker 50 Aircraft: Enjoy a smooth ride on this twin-turboprop aircraft, known for its versatility in various roles, including maritime patrol and transport.
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5)SYFC DA40 Trainer Aircraft: Get a taste of what it’s like to be a pilot as you take to the skies in this small yet powerful trainer aircraft.
How to Secure Your Flight:
Excited to get on board? Here’s how you can be part of this fantastic experience:
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Balloting for Tickets: Singaporeans and permanent residents can participate in a ballot to win flight tickets. Simply head to FormSG from noon on Thursday and submit your application for up to four tickets. The ballot will be open for five weeks until noon on August 22.
Social Media Giveaways and Contests: For additional chances to win tickets, keep an eye on the RSAF’s Instagram page and Youtube channel. From Friday until August 22, they’ll be running exciting giveaways and contests.
- To ensure the safety of all participants, certain restrictions apply. Those with mobility issues that may affect their movement during emergency, pre-existing heart or lung conditions, or expectant mothers cannot take part in the familiarization flights.
- The minimum age to board the aircraft is five years old, and participants must be at least one metre tall
Join the RSAF55 Celebrations:
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to fly with the RSAF and witness Singapore’s skies like never before. Mark your calendars for September 9 and 10 and prepare to be amazed by the aerial prowess of the RSAF aircraft.
Follow the RSAF’s social media channels and stay tuned for updates and announcements. Join in the excitement and be part of the celebration of RSAF55 with thrilling airborne experiences!
Source: The Straits Times