RSAF's Black Knights set to wow with 'awesome' displays over SG50 weekend

RSAF's Black Knights set to wow with 'awesome' displays over SG50 weekend
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen has praised the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)'s aerobatics team for their upcoming performance during the National Day weekend.

The Black Knights will perform a 25-minute aerial display over the waters off the Marina South from August 7 to 9 were rehearsing over the Marina Barrage this afternoon.

Their stunts were witnessed by Black Knights pioneers and Dr Ng, who said: "Having seen all the performances, I will say that Singaporeans who see these performances will be very wowed.

"It is an awesome display of precision flying and some very artistically done, so I think it is going to be a good show."


Graphic: Ministry of Defence

The Black Knights marked their debut as Singapore's first military aerobatics team in 1973.

Unlike most other Air Forces, the Black Knights are not a full-time aerobatics team. They are operational pilots whose primary task is to maintain the readiness of the RSAF and the defence of the nation. The current Black Knights team flies six F-16C Fighting Falcons painted in the national colours, red and white.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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