RSAF video gives rare insight into how fighter pilots tackle a 10-hour flight

RSAF video gives rare insight into how fighter pilots tackle a 10-hour flight
PHOTO: Screengrab/RSAF

There's no in-flight entertainment, no hot meals served on a tray and no chance at all of getting up to use the washroom or even to stretch their legs.

So how do fighter jet pilots do it if faced with a lengthy 10-hour flight from Singapore to say, New Zealand?

A video posted by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) on its Facebook page on Feb 27 gave an insight into what goes on in the cockpit of an F-15SG, along with some really cool panoramic views.

In the 1 min 37 second clip, RSAF pilots explained that they keep their meals simple, relying on energy bars or chocolates, and avoid heavy foods made from dairy products or curry which might lead to an upset tummy mid-flight.

Why? It's because "there's simply not enough space in the aircraft". Er, we get what you mean.

And when they need to do a No.1, well, they do it in pee bags while strapped to their seats.

Sounds like a rough ride for the average Joe right? Well, it's a regular day at the office for these jocks.

on Facebook

Ever wondered how our aircrew endured 10 hours in a cramped F-15SG cockpit to the recent Royal New Zealand Air Force...

Posted by The Republic of Singapore Air Force on Monday, 27 February 2017




More about

Purchase this article for republication.



Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.