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User currently offlinespiplane From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13208 times:
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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?


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User currently offlinecjpark From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12193 times:

Another National Day Practice?


"Any airline that wants to serve the [region] can go to DFW today and fly anywhere they want," WN spokesman Ed Stewart
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11886 times:

National Day rehearsal indeed!


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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1063 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11847 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.

http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/...ress_release_news/110620-sq215.jsp



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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2049 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11271 times:

Just saw the Chinook with the big flag escorted by two Apaches fly by River Valley.

Majula!

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineCysafan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 11089 times:

Quoting spiplane (Thread starter):

Yup.. It 's a national day rehearsal for the fighters. They flew past my house every minutes or so until 6 plus..

Quoting Coal (Reply 4):
Just saw the Chinook with the big flag escorted by two Apaches fly by River Valley.

Majula!

Cheers
Coal

It 's Majulah , Coal..  


User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1063 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10408 times:

Quoting Cysafan (Reply 5):
They flew past my house every minutes or so until 6 plus..

I saw some flying past Dhoby Ghaut last evening.. I was just opposite Park Mall  

They are flying in a beautiful formation! =)



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User currently offlinespiplane From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9688 times:
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Thanks guys, that clears that up for me!

The Air Niugini did not make it until later anyway, after dark. The hunt continues!



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User currently offlinecjpark From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9451 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
User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9373 times:

Quoting cjpark (Reply 8):
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.

I was there a few years ago, same hotel and up towards the top like you, when a jet thundered toward the hotel and then suddenly went 90 degrees up, it was phenomenal.

Like you, it is something I will always remember.


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2049 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8598 times:

Quoting Cysafan (Reply 5):
It 's Majulah , Coal..

Why so kepoh lah, both also can   

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8418 times:

Think they could do this smoother without affecting air traffic at Changi. Use Paya Lebar and keep fighters away from Changi Airport.
Routes at NDP could be done differently.



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User currently offlineCysafan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8309 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 10):
Why so kepoh lah, both also can   

Cheers
Coal

Hahaha..  
You are fit to be a Singaporean..  
Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 11):

Well , the C-130 aircraft was conducting training flights as well that day so it was not possible for the F-15s to fly around that area.  

[Edited 2011-07-17 01:58:45]

User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8233 times:

Quoting Cysafan (Reply 12):
Well , the C-130 aircraft was conducting training flights as well that day so it was not possible for the F-15s to fly around that area

That's what planning is for.  
Maybe do the C130 training some of the other 360 days, as not to have to close whole Changi.....  



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User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4419 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.

KC Sim


User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3808 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.



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