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Soaring the Skies for Singapore!

Hello Churpers! Enjoying your Saturday so far?

Let’s end this week off with some exciting updates for you! As mentioned by our sister company, @nuffnangsg, we are proud to be partnering with NDP 2015 as their exclusive blog community and agency! 🎉🎉🎉

Following through with the series of NDP events that’s been going on for the past few weeks, we present to you the third installment, and that is...

Air Participation!

Once again, the event was held at the National Gallery Singapore. Thank goodness the rain stopped in the early morning and the sky was clear as our Alphas were in for some thrills and aerial action! 💪💪💪

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will be featuring 50 aircraft – the largest number to participate in the NDP at the Padang.

As the Chairman of the Air Participation Committee, Colonel (COL) Francis Ngooi mentioned, he hopes to make this year’s NDP “memorable and special for Singaporeans.”

Here he is proudly presenting on the various formations that’s to be expected

The committee all lined up on stage...don't they look smartly dressed in their uniforms?

And then...the moment we were all waiting for

Camera in hand, eyes on sky. Everyone anxiously waiting at the balcony for the planes to appear.

OHHH??!

Could it be??

YES! Here comes the State Flag flypast, everyone’s in awe!

Aside from the traditional State Flag flypast, highlights for this year’s Air Participation are...

The “Five Stars” Tribute Aerial Flypast performed by the RSAF Black Knights

The Salute-to-Nation that comprises the "50" formation flypast, executed by 20 F-16s, and an aerial bomb-burst, executed by the RSAF Black Knights.

Just look at that “50” - SOLID!!! 👏👏👏

The aerial flypast segment comprising helicopters, fighter jets and transport aircraft 🚁✈️

Check out the Black Knights perform the “Criss Cross” manoeuver 😱😱😱

After the airshow, Flight Lead for the “50” formation, LTC Chan Ching Hao, being swarmed with questions from the media.

Alphas @brenwho, @decadentdrama, @camerafilmroll & fellow churper together with MAJ Lee Mei Yi.

Such an honour to be able to snap a photo with Singapore’s first female to fly in the fighter jet formation at the National Day Parade. MAJ Lee mentioned that this would be her first time taking part in the NDP, so do show your support for her! She’s part of the “50” formation, the number 5 to be exact! 😉

So...are you excited for this year’s spectacular NDP airshow? Well, Churpie definitely is! He can’t wait to fly alongside them…Wait, can he?

If you’re wondering what’s to come, stay tuned for more NDP updates on our platforms! 👀

Day 171

Saturday, 20 Jun 2015

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