SINGAPORE - Aerobatic flying displays are perennial crowd pleasers and it will likely be the same this year during the Singapore Airshow 2016.
The Singapore Airshow 2016 will take place from Feb 16-21, however, it is only open to members of the public from Feb 20-21, during which they can visit to catch a total of four aerobatic flying displays.
The aerobatic flying display will happen from 10.30am -11.10am and 2.20pm - 3pm on Feb 20; and 10.30am -11.10am and 2.20pm - 3pm on Feb 21.
The aerobatic flying display will last around 60 - 70 minutes under the hot sun, so do remember to hydrate, bring a hat and sunglasses, and apply sunscreen.
AsiaOne was at the preview of the aerobatic flying display today (Feb 14) and witnessed some high-flying action.
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If you are looking for the highlights of the show, here are some moments to get your cameras ready:
Integrated aerial display by the Republic of Singapore Airforce's F-15SG and AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.
The RSAF F-15SG and AH-64D Apache will wow audiences with eight solo manoeuvres and three-joint performances.
Flares were deployed by the F-15SG in some of the manoeuvres such as the SAM (surface-to-air) missile weave, so do get your cameras ready for the action.
After the high-speed flash pass where the F-15SG hands the show over to the AH-64D Apache, the attack helicopter will perform four solo manoeuvres.
Towards the end of RSAF's performance, get your cameras ready again as the F-15SG re-enters and executes a vertical climb, releasing flares concurrently. Meanwhile, the AH-64D Apache bows to the audience at the Changi Exhibition Centre to cap off the RSAF's integrated aerial display.
Up next is the F‑16C/D from the United States Air Force. The noteworthy moment is when it executes a slow flypast, which makes for a perfect photo opportunity.
Airbus A350 XWB is nicknamed the 'Hushliner' for a reason: It is quiet, which makes it great for Instagram videos or a Snapchat moment.
Next is the Royal Malaysian Air Force's Su‑30MKM, which is the only aircraft performing at this year's airshow that is not of a Western origin.
Being Russian-designed, the Su‑30MKM has features distinctive from the other planes on show.
Keep your cameras ready for the next segment as the Republic of Korea Air Force's Black Eagles Aerobatic Team enthralls the audiences with their group performance.
It is not hard to see why the Black Eagles clinched the top prize at the Waddington International Airshow and Royal International Air Tattoo in 2012.
Besides captivating the audience with the colourful plumes of smoke streaking from with tails, the Black Eagles will also perform manoeuvres like the heart shape and the Taegeuk, which is the circular symbol on their flag.
Last but not least, the French Air Force will showcase their fighter aircraft, the Rafale, which has a distinctive wing shape. France is also this year's feature country at Singapore Airshow 2016.
And if you are lucky enough, you can even catch a glimpse of the pilots from different countries, such as those from the Republic of Korea Air Force's Black Eagles aerobatic team.