Its Flying Time at the Singapore Airshow 2012

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Part of the action at the upcoming Singapore Airshow next week will be the flying display including top performers from several Asian countries. For the first time, the Republic of Singapore Air Force is demonstrating combined aerobatic maneuvering of F-16C and F-15SG, appearing together for the first time in an aerial display flown by MAJ Yip (left) flying the F-15SG and MAJ Too, flying the F-16C. The team has been rehearsing for this complex display for three months; between them, the two pilots have clocked more than 3,000 flying hours.

Among the top performers at the Singapore Airshow 2012 are the recently acquired RSAF F-15SG and F-16C fighter aircraft flown together on a combined aerobatic display for the first time at a public show. During the Integrated Inverted Mirror Pass manoeuvre that the two fighter aircraft will come within metres of each other. To add to the complexity, the F-16C will be flying upside-down above the twin-engined F-15SG. Photo: MINDEF, Cyberpioneer

F-15SG pilot MAJ Yip (left) and F-16C pilot MAJ Too, who will be performing at the Singapore Airshow 2012.
The Roulettes team for season 1 of 2012. From left rear: Roulette 6 Flight Lieutenant Bernie Gleeson Roulette 4 Flight Lieutenant Cory Fischer Roulette 7 Flying Officer Richard Morris From left center: Roulette 2 Flight Lieutenant Steve English Roulette 3 Flight Lieutenant Glenn Stegink Roulette 5 Squadron Leader Matt Plenty Front: Roulette Leader Squadron Leader Steve Bake

The Australian Roulettes aerobatic team flying RAAF P-9C. Singapore is part of a busy season for the Australian team that regularly perform throughout Australia, and occasionally in friendly countries around the South-east Asian region. The Roulettes are part of the RAAF Central Flying School (CFS) at RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria.

The Malaysian Smokey Bandits aerobatic performers flying RMAF MiG-29 will also take part in the flight display. Boeing is expected to fly a solo display with a USAF C-17, and the US Air Force is expected to send a B-52 performing a flyby during the air display.

An impressive solo aerobatic display by Tony Blair, is one of Australia’s top aerobatic pilots, Blair has 20 years Air Force experience flying jets, including over 1,000 flight hours on the F-111. Upon his retirement, Blair became involved with Experimental and Competition Aerobatic aircraft. Blair is flying the Rebel 300 unlimited aerobatic aircraft in 2007. The Rebel aircraft is an unlimited “stunt” plane with the ultimate level of performance. With huge power to weight ratio, large wingspan, and lots of volume for smoke, Rebel 300 is a great performer. In Australia, Blair is one of the few pilots has ‘unlimited’ altitude approval for aerobatics, that is, a ground level approval but at the Singapore Airshow, expect minimum altitude restrictions to apply. But Tony says he has the experience, dedication and professionalism to bring a spectacular display!.

lair Aerosport Rebel 300. In Australia, Blair is one of the few pilots has 'unlimited' altitude approval for aerobatics, that is, a ground level approval but at the Singapore Airshow, expect minimum altitude restrictions to apply. But Tony says he has the experience, dedication and professionalism to bring a spectacular display!.

Photos from Singapore airshow 2012 Aerial Display:

Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update