SG50 in the air

SG50 in the air

Twenty F-16 fighter jets, forming the number 50 in the air, thundered above the Central Business District yesterday.

The manoeuvre, which was being rehearsed in public for the first time, is part of an aerial display for this year's National Day Parade on Aug 9 to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday.

A total of 50 Republic of Singapore Air Force planes, including the wildly popular aerobatics display team Black Knights, will criss-cross the skies and thrill spectators.

The Black Knights will also fly in a "five-star" formation in an aerial salute to Singapore's first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who died ona March 23, aged 91.

This article was first published on May 28, 2015.
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