spiplane From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 110 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13072 times:
Waiting at Changi Beach at 6:30pm for the Air Niugini 767 to arrive, suddenly a group of 5 F15's started to circle the airport. They made about a half dozen circles, during which time no civil airline action took place (no landing or departure). This lasted about half an hour after which operation was resumed. Does anyone know what happened?
initious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1034 posts, RR: 16 Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11711 times:
If I'm not wrong, the airspace above Changi will be closed for a short period of time for NDP rehearsals and such to allow the flying display to go on. Some flights were retimed to allow for this to happen.
cjpark From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1224 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9315 times:
Last year I was in Singapore staying at the Swiss Hotel on the 47th floor, my room faced the War Memorial Park. Just got into town that day from the States and did not make it to the evening before falling asleep. When they let loose with those cannons in the park I came off that bed thinking all hell was breaking loose. I had no idea it was a rehearsal for the National Day. Went to the sliding glass window for the balcony and looked out side and all I could see was the tanks and APCs about that time the F-16's and F-15's cut across the sky. Eventually realized it was a military parade. Pretty good show, especially the fireworks in front of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The best part of the flyover was on the second or third pass when the F-15 pilot stood his plane on its tail and tail slid across the sky.
"Any airline that wants to serve the [region] can go to DFW today and fly anywhere they want," WN spokesman Ed Stewart
aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1472 posts, RR: 15 Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4283 times:
Singapore's airspace is so tight that it does not matter whether Changi or Paya Lebar was involved. In any case, the F15SGs for the flying display were indeed deployed from Paya Lebar ... the formation of F15SGs were above to cover the distance between Changi and downtown Singapore in a minute or so.
Whichever base these aircraft are deployed from, the entire Singapore airspace is closed.
Besides the F15SGs, the helicopters involved were a formation of one Chinook (bearing the huge flag) and two Apaches, one Sikorsky S-70B and another Apache.
Majula can, Majulah also can ... (sorry, for those not familiar, this is Singlish).
This closure will take place same time around 6pm over the next few Saturdays until the actual National Day on 9 August.
Asiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1092 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3672 times:
Quoting aviasian (Reply 14): Singapore's airspace is so tight that it does not matter whether Changi or Paya Lebar was involved. In any case, the F15SGs for the flying display were indeed deployed from Paya Lebar ... the formation of F15SGs were above to cover the distance between Changi and downtown Singapore in a minute or so.
The normal approach into Paya Lebar does not interfer with Changis traffic, and the NDP area is further south. This is only about how the flying display is planned, and apparently consideration has not been one of the priorities here. Enuf about this now.